Call for Projects 2020

Encouraging culture for an open society

Culture needs open space – and a partner that creates it

The Allianz Kulturstiftung is a not-for-profit cultural foundation for Europe. The aim of the Foundation is to strengthen cohesion in Europe using the tools of art and culture. As a promoter of social change, the Foundation is geared towards achieving impact and it operates independently. The head office is located in Berlin and the organisation plays an operational role as well as providing funding.

The Foundation is committed to translocal art and culture projects in Europe and the Mediterranean region. Over the coming years, it will focus its strategic work on the following thematic areas. It will promote an open society while adopting a decentralised approach to Europe and driving forward digitalisation for the common good.

  • have a high level of artistic and content quality
  • respond to challenges in society
  • adopt a translocal and cross-border approach
  • make Europe tangible through critical engagement and by means of constructive offerings and ideas
  • develop a concrete impact over the medium and long term and promote social cohesion within society
  • work across sectors and disciplines and facilitate sustainable networking between involved players and organisations
  • contribute to proactive knowledge production and transdisciplinary exchange of experiences
  • think in terms of intersectionality, inclusion and equitable participation and are committed to playing a proactive role in developing this mindset
  • are joint ventures between equal partners and empower upcoming young-generation protagonists and non-established players in their field
  • strike out on pathways with courageous ideas and innovative formats
  • The application deadline for project proposals in the cluster “Encouraging culture for an open society” beginning in 2020 was 30 September 2019. Our next call will be published here in the summer of this year.
  • Project approvals will be announced in December 2020.
  • Applications can be submitted in German and English.
  • Applications must be received by email at the following address by the deadline: (postal applications are only possible in substantiated exceptional cases).
  • An application should have the following components: application form, finance plan, detailed project description including schedule (max. 10 pages).
  • The individual components of an application should be summarised in a pdf document and the file should not exceed a size of 10 MB. The finance plan (as an open Excel document)  and the declaration of consent and privacy policy should be submitted separately.
  • As a matter of principle, full financing for a financed project is excluded; the funding sum should generally not be more than 50 % of the total costs. In the case of projects over several years, a finance plan divided into the constituent years should be submitted.
  • Full finance of a project
  • Individual persons and individual cases (travel and training costs)
  • Grants outside our own foundation programmes (training/doctoral scholarships)
  • School and university activities
  • Publications not related to a financed project (e.g. printing subsidies towards the cost of publication)
  • Material costs for artistic productions
  • Film productions
  • Artwork or real-estate acquisitions
  • Austerity funding to meet financial shortfalls or budget gaps in government funding and non-project-related costs
  • Evaluation measures outside our own foundation programmes
  • Building measures
  • Ongoing infrastructure costs or acquisition of technical equipment
  • Benefit events and charity galas
  • Events in the sports and entertainment sectors
  • Commercial productions, events and sponsorship activities