German Federal Foreign Office launches funding for international creative industries

The Federal Foreign Office will make funds available for the promotion of international, cross-border cultural and creative industries. Proposals such as establishing transnational links between creative people, providing broad access to art and culture, sustainable solutions and carrying out cultural co-productions are welcome.

Why apply?

The aim of Funding for the Creative Sector 2020 is to identify concepts that foster the priority sectors of design and digital society. The regional focus of the funding line is on the cultural and creative industries in Europe and Africa and to raise Germany’s profile as a creative centre. In addition, it is intended to highlight the potential of the cultural and creative industries for social innovation.

Creative industries include the creation, production and distribution of cultural or creative goods and services. Designers, architects, game-developers, filmmakers and musicians – to name just a few of the professions in the creative industries – help to boost Germany’s economic prosperity.

Who can apply?

  • Project proposals can be submitted until 31 January 2020. The competition is open to legal entities whose main activity is in international cultural and creative industries.
  • The minimum grant is 50,000 euros, the maximum 250,000 euros. Projects funded under the funding line can start in early summer 2020 and last a maximum of 24 months.
  • The team carrying out the project must include a non-German and a German partner

How to apply?

First, applicants must submit a project outline giving the key information about the project on no more than two sides of A4. The project outline may be submitted in either German or English.

It must include:

  • A concept specifically tailored to the cultural relations and education policy objectives outlined in section 1 of this factsheet.
  • A description of the planned measure, showing that it takes account of at least two of the three focuses set forth in section 2 of this factsheet.
  • The target group(s).
  • The objectives, including a depiction of a clear hierarchy.
  • The cost and funding schedule.
  • The communication strategy (aims, target groups, instruments, channels, media, impact and timeline): measures should aim to profile the project outcome, cultural relations and education policy and a modern image of Germany both in the target country and in Germany, as well as – if possible – to create visibility and sustainable impact even after the end of the project.

For more information please visit this website with the extra forms. 


31 januari 2020


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