Promoting a dynamic cultural scene

The Capital Cultural Fund sponsors cultural projects and events— including inter- and transdisciplinary projects—in practically all areas of the arts. Funded projects should be of significance to Berlin as the German capital and also of national and international relevance.
In addition to funding individual projects, the Capital Cultural Fund also funds the presentation of especially successful projects (Wiederaufnahme) as well as selected festivals of cultural and political relevance. 

Allocation of funding from the Capital Cultural Fund

The Capital Cultural Fund receives an annual budget of €15 million.

Project Funding

The Capital Cultural Fund is designed primarily to fund individual cultural projects. Projects are selected twice annually for the following year. Institutional funding is not possible.

The main criteria in selecting projects for funding are artistic quality and high-value content.

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Submit an application

To apply for funding please use the online form on the website of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The form will be activated approximately 6 weeks before the application deadline.

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Additional funding opportunities

In addition to the funding provided for individual projects, support is also available to promote the presentation of especially successful projects (Wiederaufnahme) previously sponsored by the Capital Cultural Fund. The Capital Cultural Fund offers long-term funding for selected festivals of cultural and political relevance. Other funding opportunities are available for especially relevant exhibitions.

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Legal Basis

(Note: Article 5, which covers the provisions for the Capital Cultural Fund, can be found on page 4.)

Current projects

Media art
Disruption Network Lab e.V.

The Art of Exposing Injustice bezieht sich auf die Schnittpunkte zwischen Kunst, digitalen Rechten, sozialer Gerechtigkeit und sozialer Verantwortung.

From 05.04.2019 - Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1

Performing arts

The Bitter End ist ein Stand-Up-Act auf einer Theaterbühne.

From 26.02.2020 - Ballhaus Ost

Performing arts
Grafik zur Theaterproduktion | © Theater Morgenstern
Morgenstern - Theater im Rathaus Friedenau/Daniel Koch

Ein Schiff - fünf Hoffnungen Theaterstück für alle ab 10

From 27.06.2022 - Morgenstern - Theater im Rathaus Friedenau

graphic design for the program | © SLAVS AND TATARS STUDIO
Pickle Raum gUG


A series of performances, lectures, round tables and workshops around language - from slang to queer linguistics.

From 23.03.2024 - Pickle Bar

Auf dem Bild sieht man eine Stadtansicht von São Paulo, hoch aufragende Gebäude, davor Palmen an einem sonnigen Tag. | © © Joao Tzanno auf Unsplash
KBB GmbH, Musikfest Berlin / Berliner Festspiele


Das Musikfest Berlin 2024 erkundet die selten erzählte Musikgeschichte der Amerikas – von New York bis São Paulo und jenseits aller Gräben.

From 24.08.2024 - Philharmonie Berlin