German Federal Cultural Foundation: General Project Funding

The Federal Cultural Foundation supports artistic productions and grants project funding for thematic areas which fall within the scope of the federal government’s cultural and artistic funding activities.

Funding can be awarded to all non-commercial areas and fields of creative activity: the fine arts, performing arts, literature, music, film, photography, architecture, cultural-historic exhibitions, new media, applied and cross-disciplinary artistic and cultural endeavours.

Funding & Duration

The Federal Cultural Foundation only considers projects which apply for at least € 50,000 (approx. AUD $75,500) from General Project Funding. Applicants must have evidence of at least 20 percent of the total cost of the project already secured by personal resources and/or third-party financing.


The Federal Cultural Foundation can award funding to organisations situated either in or outside of Germany. There are no restrictions on the legal structure of the organisation.

As a rule, the Federal Cultural Foundation does not fund projects by individuals or groups of individuals who are not firmly established within an organisation.

Submission Requirements

Proposals may be submitted at any time, however applications submitted later than January 31st or July 31st (as determined by the submission date of the online form or fax, or by the postal mark on the envelope) cannot be considered at the next Jury session, but may be resubmitted for the session thereafter.


Further Information

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