Tips for submitting an application
To submit an application, you must use the online form on the website of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Tips and downloadable documents can be found on this page. The Office of the Capital Cultural Fund is happy to answer your questions regarding the formal application procedure.
Dates and deadlines
The deadlines for applying for funding for projects to take place the following calendar year are usually April 15 and October 1. Decisions on the selection of projects for funding are usually announced in July or December.
You cannot apply for funding for the current year.
The application should include concrete information regarding the type and scope of the project, when it is to be presented or performed, a financial plan, the applicant’s artistic curriculum vitae, and, where appropriate, documentation of the applicant’s previous work. A formal application cannot be submitted without confirmation from the proposed venue.
A current venue confirmation must be submitted (max. 4 MB, PDF format). The venue confirmation must contain specific data including the year. In addition, the number of at least four performances must be guaranteed. If the information is missing in the venue confirmation, the application cannot be formally approved. You can use the template provided for download.
The project description must not exceed ten A4 pages, 5MB and should be submitted in PDF format. If the maximum number of pages is exceeded, the application cannot be formally approved. Please limit your information regarding participating artists and previous projects to the most essential details.
It is not possible to submit analog material. You can enter documentary material (Vimeo links, passwords, etc.) in the application form.
The application must be submitted in German, otherwise the application cannot be formally approved.
To compile your financial plan and elaborate your project please fill in the templates that are available for download below.
- At least four performances/events are to be realized in Berlin. The number of performances must also be guaranteed by the venue/venue in the venue confirmation, which must be attached.
- Applicants, especially from the fields of theatre, dance and music, should have already received public funding at the time of application.
- Students are not eligible for funding. They may, however, be enrolled in university at the time of their application. Should these applicants receive funding, they must provide written proof of their status as a not enrolled.
- Applicants in the areas of theater, dance, and music must hold the rights to any relevant material and be able to provide proof.
The online application
The form will be made available approximately six weeks before the relevant deadline. As the server is usually overloaded in the run-up to the deadline, we recommend that you plan sufficient time for the application process and have all documents ready ahead of time.
Please note that the form closes automatically at 6 pm and ongoing uploads will be terminated!
Please note the information. If the formal requirements are not met, the application cannot be formally approved!
- Detailed project description (max. 10 pages, max. 5MB, PDF)
- Detailed financial plan (please use the mandatory template, don't change the format and layout!)
- A selection of previous projects (max. 2) and participation in other projects (max. 4MB, PDF)
- Artistic curriculum vitae (max. 1MB, PDF)
- Confirmation from the venue and proof of accessibility for persons with disabilities (please use the template).
- Project elaboration (please use the template, max. 2 pages, max. 4MB, PDF)
Here you will find the templates for submitting your application as well as the information sheet on the application process as well as the funding criteria.
- Information sheet on the application process and funding criteria (in German)
PDF - 1,47 MB (not barrier-free)
- Recommended minimum fees (in German)
PDF - 66,18 KB (not barrier-free)
- Financial plan template (in German)
Excel - 31,79 KB (not barrier-free)
- Template for venue confirmation and proof of accessibility for persons with disabilities (in German)
Word - 16,60 KB
- Project elaboration form (in German)
Word - 13,47 KB