The Allianz Cultural Foundation's primary intent is to support young scholars and artists in Europe. As a general rule, the foundation funds joint projects involving partners from at least three different countries. Within its European scope, the Allianz Cultural Foundation identifies certain priority regions. Current priority regions are the Mediterranean region and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Aside from demonstrating the requisite artistic, scholarly or pedagogic quality, projects must make clear that all cooperating partners are equal partners, equally responsible for their project's conceptual and financial planning and execution. Projects should be designed to create durable connections between the participating artists and cultural institutions in Europe. Successfully funded projects incorporate innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in their field, i.e. artistic research, cultural work or European educational work. They might also have a workshop character, although the active production of knowledge and reciprocal sharing of experience between participants is as significant as the final outcome itself. And, last but not least, funded projects should be conceived to make long-term, broad-based effects.
All grant applications that comply with the foundation's funding guidelines and are received on-time by the Allianz Cultural Foundation are first put up for discussion by the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board then expresses its recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The latter body then makes the final decision on funding.
Grant Applications – In a Nutshell
The Allianz Cultural Foundation does not provide funding for: