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Apply for funding for German-Polish art and cultural projects

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are carrying out a German-Polish or Polish art or cultural project, you can apply for funding under certain conditions.

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) promotes Polish art and culture in Germany. You can receive funding of up to EUR 20,000 for the following measures:

  • artistic or cultural projects with a German-Polish or Polish context, in particular
    • Projects that provide a forum for Polish culture and history in Germany,
    • projects that bring the cultural life of Polish-speaking fellow citizens into the German cultural scene,
    • projects that contribute to the preservation and cultivation of the Polish language, culture and tradition in Germany,
    • Projects that make a significant contribution to German-Polish understanding,
    • Projects that enable the Polish-speaking population to present their culture to the public,
    • Projects that are aimed at young people,
    • projects that are perceived by the public beyond the region.

Funding is possible for any area of culture, for example for

  • visual arts,
  • performing arts,
  • literature,
  • music,
  • dance,
  • folklore,
  • architecture,
  • fashion,
  • design,
  • graphics,
  • film,
  • photography,
  • new media,
  • young artists' competitions and projects.

You will not receive funding for

  • Measures that you have already started or completed before submitting your application.

The amount of funding depends on

  • how much of your own funds you can contribute,
  • how much money you can get from other donors and
  • the extent to which your project contributes to the promotion of Polish art and culture in Germany.

At the end of the project, you must prove that you have used the funding for the purpose of the project. You must keep all invoices and receipts relating to the eligible costs.
You should submit your application to Department K 44 at the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).
You are not entitled to funding approval.


Process flow

You must apply for funding in writing to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

  • Go to the Federal Government's website and download the application form.
  • Complete the application for your project electronically, print it out and sign it.
  • You send the signed application together with the other required documents by post to Department K 44 at BKM. Please also send the application by e-mail to K44@bkm.bund.de .
  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt from BKM.
  • Your application will be forwarded by the BKM to a jury of experts in German-Polish cultural relations. The jury will advise the BKM on its decision on your application.
  • The BKM will inform you of its decision by post. The BKM will then forward your application to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA). The BVA will check your cost and financing plan.
  • You will then receive notification by post from the BVA as to whether your application for funding has been approved.
  • You will receive information on how to apply for funding with the grant notification from the BVA.
  • You can request the funding if you need it for a payment within 6 weeks of the disbursement.
  • Once you have completed your project, you must prove to the BVA that you have spent the money from the grant on your project.
Requirements

Applications can be submitted:

  • Residents of Germany
    • non-profit legal entities under private law
      • associations
      • foundations
    • Legal entities under public law
      • corporations
      • institutions
      • foundations
    • local authorities
      • municipalities
      • counties
    • Non-profit church organizations

Further requirements:

  • You must co-finance your project with your own funds, funds from federal states and municipalities and/or donations from third parties
  • You have not yet started your project
  • If you are submitting the application, you must also be the person carrying out the project
Which documents are required?

You must submit your application:

  • Cost and financing plan including
    • available own funds
    • promised or promised third-party funding
    • Funding amount applied for
  • If applicable, further funding applications and commitments from third parties
  • Project description with
    • Justifications and explanations
    • Aim and purpose of the project
    • working methods
    • Expected results
    • Significance of the measure for the project sponsor
  • Program with time schedule of the individual activities
  • List of project staff with details of their qualifications and outline of the topics,
  • for cost items from EUR 500: at least 3 informal cost statements
  • for registered associations: chronological excerpt from the register of associations on the right of representation
  • Preliminary calculation for publications
  • Work contract/temporary employment contract/honorarium contract of the project staff
  • Notification of entitlement to deduct input tax

Once you have completed your project, you must submit the following documents:

  • Proof of use of the funding received
  • factual report
What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Application:
    • for the following year: by September 30 (date of receipt)
    • for the second half of the current year: by March 31 (date of receipt)
    • before the start of the project
  • Proof of use of funds: within 2 months of the end of the project
Processing duration
  • usually 2 to 4 months
Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms required: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)

Professionally released on

03.08.2020

Teaser

If you are carrying out a German-Polish or Polish art or cultural project, you can apply for funding under certain conditions.

Process flow

You must apply for funding in writing to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

  • Go to the Federal Government's website and download the application form.
  • Complete the application for your project electronically, print it out and sign it.
  • You send the signed application together with the other required documents by post to Department K 44 at BKM. Please also send the application by e-mail to K44@bkm.bund.de .
  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt from BKM.
  • Your application will be forwarded by the BKM to a jury of experts in German-Polish cultural relations. The jury will advise the BKM on its decision on your application.
  • The BKM will inform you of its decision by post. The BKM will then forward your application to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA). The BVA will check your cost and financing plan.
  • You will then receive notification by post from the BVA as to whether your application for funding has been approved.
  • You will receive information on how to apply for funding with the grant notification from the BVA.
  • You can request the funding if you need it for a payment within 6 weeks of the disbursement.
  • Once you have completed your project, you must prove to the BVA that you have spent the money from the grant on your project.

Requirements

Applications can be submitted:

  • Residents of Germany
    • non-profit legal entities under private law
      • associations
      • foundations
    • Legal entities under public law
      • corporations
      • institutions
      • foundations
    • local authorities
      • municipalities
      • counties
    • Non-profit church organizations

Further requirements:

  • You must co-finance your project with your own funds, funds from federal states and municipalities and/or donations from third parties
  • You have not yet started your project
  • If you are submitting the application, you must also be the person carrying out the project

Which documents are required?

You must submit your application:

  • Cost and financing plan including
    • available own funds
    • promised or promised third-party funding
    • Funding amount applied for
  • If applicable, further funding applications and commitments from third parties
  • Project description with
    • Justifications and explanations
    • Aim and purpose of the project
    • working methods
    • Expected results
    • Significance of the measure for the project sponsor
  • Program with time schedule of the individual activities
  • List of project staff with details of their qualifications and outline of the topics,
  • for cost items from EUR 500: at least 3 informal cost statements
  • for registered associations: chronological excerpt from the register of associations on the right of representation
  • Preliminary calculation for publications
  • Work contract/temporary employment contract/honorarium contract of the project staff
  • Notification of entitlement to deduct input tax

Once you have completed your project, you must submit the following documents:

  • Proof of use of the funding received
  • factual report

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Application:
    • for the following year: by September 30 (date of receipt)
    • for the second half of the current year: by March 31 (date of receipt)
    • before the start of the project
  • Proof of use of funds: within 2 months of the end of the project

Processing duration

  • usually 2 to 4 months

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms required: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)

Professionally released on

03.08.2020

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