The Board of Trustees is the highest authority of the Federal Cultural Foundation. It establishes the precepts the Foundation is to follow with regard to content, and determines the thematic focus of the funding. On the recommendation of the Executive Board, the Board of Trustees appoints a committee of experts [jury], which considers the applications submitted to the General Project Funding department.
The Advisory Committee consists of leading figures active in the various fields of art and culture. It is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Committee is to advise and assist the Board of Trustees and the Executive Board.
The Artistic Director, Hortensia Völckers, and the Administrative Director, Kirsten Haß, constitute the Executive Board of the Federal Cultural Foundation.