What is funded?
Funding is available for artistic projects that have not yet been started, are presented or performed in public, are carried out or developed in the Ruhr region and which are not commercially oriented.
An applied project can last a maximum of two years. Follow-up applications for funded projects are generally possible.
Who can submit applications?
Legal entities and natural persons can apply. These are, for example artists and cultural workers; groups, initiatives and companies and municipal and independent cultural institutions.
Persons or organizations that want to apply, have to work in the new arts or at interfaces, prove their artistic qualification with two work samples and have their work focus or business/residence in the Ruhr region.
Especially young professionals are invited to apply.
How can applications be submitted?
Applications for projects can be submitted online once a year. The current deadline is March 15, 11:59 pm.
The application must be submitted online, at kultur.web.nrw.de.
A complete application includes a project outline in written form, can be supplemented with visual material (PDF, maximum 10 DIN A4 pages); a cost and financing plan and at least two work samples or project references as attachments.
How much money can be applied for?
Grants of 5,000 EUR or more can be applied for. For local government institutions, there is a minimum of 12,500 EUR. Annual funding volumes generally range between 8,000 and 75,000 EUR.
There is an expert jury that selects the projects to be funded from the applications and recommends them to the Ministry. The funding decision is made on the basis of the recommendation. The jury is made up of artists and experts from the new arts.
In addition to the information listed above, there are three information sessions on Zoom. All important questions about project funding and the application process are answered there. Participation in a digital information event is mandatory for all applicants.
In the current application round, the information events will take place on the following dates:
- 07.02.2023 3 pm – 5 pm
- 22.02.2023 10 am – 12 am
- 07.03.2023 6 pm – 8 pm
Registration for these sessions is possible by sending an e-mail with the desired date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the information sessions, there are opportunities for one-on-one phone consultations with the program coordinator.
Appointments can be made by e-mail to email@example.com or by telephone (see below for office hours).