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Note for artists and art mediators


As part of the support package NEUSTART KULTUR, initiated by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, the Stiftung Kunstfonds is inviting applications for a special support programme 20/21, in addition to its regular support programmes. Up to 9 million euros are available for the programme. The programme is aimed at visual artists themselves as well as art mediating actors and initiatives. Please note: Art mediators who are not resident in Germany cannot apply.

As a result of the Corona Pandemic, important communication platforms and distribution channels for the visual arts have been interrupted, and trade fairs and international biennials will be absent for some time to come. Artists and their distribution and mediation partners have found themselves in a precarious situation that inhibits concentrated and successful work. The special support programme of Stiftung Kunstfonds 20/21 aims to provide impulses and incentives to bring the art scene back to the fore and to enable a relaunch.

The Special Support Programme 20/21 provides direct support to visual artists through grants so that they can develop and produce alternative ideas and projects for the future, reflecting the state of emergency of the Corona period. Mediation platforms for visual arts, especially smaller institutions such as art associations, off-spaces and artist-run galleries, which are particularly affected by the lockdown, can receive financial support and start up again.

There are three submission deadlines (depending on the focus of the application): 06-08-2020, 10-09-2020 or 14-09-2020.

Further details on application on the website of the Stiftung Kunstfonds (in German).

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