The Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis supports artistic and cultural projects in publicly accessible spaces that deal with urban space and society in Berlin. The current application period runs from January 29, 2024 to February 25, 2024. Projects can start on April 15, 2024 at the earliest and must be completed by December 31, 2024.
We see public space as a meeting place, as well as a cultural and artistic venue. The aim of the Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis is to promote a more solidary society with the help of art and culture and to consolidate new and existing partnerships. Access is to be created and barriers broken down. The fund offers the opportunity to creatively shape the city beyond the profit motive.
Who can be supported?
The fund is aimed at all those working in the arts and culture in Berlin — from freelance individuals, independent groups and collectives, artistic institutions and cultural institutions to associations and limited liability companies. The projects should not be made for specific actors and communities, but by and with them.
Which projects are supported?
Funding is available for artistic projects and interdisciplinary approaches that deal with urban space, which can take place on the street, in parks, in public places, but also in parking lots, backyards, etc. The projects do not necessarily have to be made for specific actors or communities, but by and with them. However, the projects do not necessarily have to take place outdoors.
The projects should think of the city differently and creatively repurpose it. In this way, spaces are to be created that reveal new perspectives on urban development. For this purpose, local actors such as neighborhoods, initiatives and associations, district centers, community associations, small stores, handicraft businesses, etc. should be considered and, if possible, included.
It is important that the projects reflect social exclusions and actively work on access possibilities for people who are affected by discrimination(s). Underrepresented arts and cultural practitioners and practices will be given special consideration.
What is the funding amount?
The regular funding amount is €10,000 — €60,000 per project. For the reduction of barriers and for larger projects, up to 100,000 € can be applied for. However, this must be justified separately. Eligible for funding are not only the implementation of a project, but also processes and conception phases, such as workshops with the goal of collaborative project development.
What is the application process?
You can register on our website and then fill out the application for funding online. The application must be filled out in German. Forms and a completed sample application can be found on our website under “Info & Downloads”. Under “FAQ” we answer the most important questions about the application process. The jury of the Berlin Project Fund Urban Practice will then decide on the funding application according to the funding guidelines.
Click here for the website and the application.