The Fine Arts
Arts Fund Foundation
The Arts Fund Foundation supports contemporary fine arts in Germany. It focuses its activities on supporting young artists and innovative projects.
Although artists do not need a project to be eligible for a working grant, they can apply for funding to cover the material and travel expenses for a concrete artistic project. The Arts Fund Foundation also provides financial support to individual artists for media restoration projects. Occasionally artists also receive funding to cover the expenses of producing a catalogue of works. A jury comprised of artists, directors of art associations and gallery owners reviews applications and awards grants once a year.
The Arts Fund supports the field of fine arts by funding art exhibitions. These include contemporary fine arts exhibitions or the first solo exhibitions of works by qualified artists. The special funding programme "First Exhibitions" provides financial aid to nationally active German exhibition venues which hold the first, large-scaled solo exhibitions of fine artists who live in Germany. In addition, the Arts Fund provides funding to publishers, museums, art associations, galleries, art libraries, etc., to offset the cost of printing publications and documentation of artistic works of excellence. A second jury of experts at the Arts Fund meets once a year to select project proposals and award funding.
Stiftung Kunstfonds zur Förderung der zeitgenössischen bildenden Kunst
(Arts Fund Foundation)
Tel.: +49 (0)228 9153 411
Fax: +49 (0)228 9153 441
More information and application forms
Please visit the links below for more information and to download funding application forms.
are depending on the kind of application: 30 June or 31 October of each year.
The curatorial panel at the Arts Fund Foundation is comprised of professionals elected by the members of the association.