General Project Funding

Submission Deadline: 31/1/2022

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The Foundation’s General Project Funding supports a variety of projects irrespective of their particular topic or artistic field. The funding competence must clearly lie at the federal level. According to the Foundation’s charter, federal funding can only be provided to larger projects with an international scope.

Funding Criteria

If you wish to apply for project funding, first make sure your project is eligible for funding by reading the General Funding Guidelines of the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Funding Criteria for General Project Funding.

General Project Funding will only consider projects that require at least 50,000 euros and have at least 20 percent of their entire costs secured through personal capital and/or third-party financing. Only innovative projects with an international context can receive General Project Funding from the Federal Cultural Foundation.


If you have any questions, the Head of General Project Funding, Dr Marie Cathleen Haff, would be happy to help you. Contact her by phone at 0049 345 / 2997-123, or via contact form.

Online Consultation

Thank you for your interest in our General Project Funding.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the funding conditions and the application process during an online consultation.

All information on the funding conditions – such as who is eligible to apply, which projects we fund in the programme, which documents must be submitted for an application and the amount of funding we provide – can also be found in our General Funding Guidelines, the Funding Criteria and the FAQs. Please read the documents and FAQs before attending the session. The following dates are being offered (the sessions will take place in german language only):

  • A. 30/11/2021, 11–13
  • B. 8/12/2021, 11–13
  • C. 12/1/2022, 11–13

If you would like to attend one of the counselling dates, please contact in advance to receive the access link.

Submission deadline for applications

The submission deadline for the next Jury session is 31 January 2022.

Jury sessions

Twice a year, an independent jury of experts reviews the submitted applications and selects those which it deems worthy of funding. The next jury session will take place on 3-4 November 2021, at which the jury will consider applications submitted prior to 31 July 2021.

The following jury session will take place in spring 2022 at which the jury will consider applications submitted prior to 31 January 2022.


Dr. Marie Cathleen Haff

Head of General Project FundingKulturstiftung des BundesFranckeplatz 206110 Halle (Saale)
Tel: 49 (0)345 2997 123Fax: 49 (0)345 2997 333E-Mail to Dr. Marie Cathleen Haff