Guidelines & Application Process

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The submitted applications should comply with the foundation's guidelines. As a general rule, the foundation funds joint non-profit projects involving partners from at least three different countries. Aside from demonstrating the requisite artistic or scholarly 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 actors. Furthermore 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 Procedure

  • The application deadline for projects in the year 2019 was on 1 March 2018.
  • The application deadline for projects in 2018 has passed.
  • Applications must be received on time by email at the following address: Application by mail (post) is only possible in exceptional and justified cases.
  • Applications should not exceed 5 pages in length, and must include the following components: application form; page budget; detailed project concept (key points: description, time line, project partners). The application form and the template for the budget plan will be uploaded to our website in due course.
  • If possible, all individual components of the application should be coalesced in a single PDF file not exceeding 5 MB in size.
  • The Allianz Cultural Foundation cannot fully finance a project (maximal possible funding = 50%).
  • Your budget should clearly indicate which concrete subtotal is being requested from the Allianz Cultural Foundation, and for what purpose(s).
  • Project grants are limited to one year. Application for renewal is possible.

Ineligible for funding:

  • single individuals
  • Individual/artist grants (certain targeted Allianz Kulturstiftung initiatives excepted).
  • external publications with no established relationship to a funded project
  • Material costs for creative productions
  • film productions
  • purchases of furnishings or art objects
  • full financing of a project
  • Institutional overhead and other non-project specific costs (i.e. shortfall and/or budget gap financing).
  • renovation or restoration work
  • purchase of technical equipment
  • benefits, sporting and entertainment events
  • commercial productions, events and sponsoring activities