Co-financing fund

Target group / Purpose of funding

The co-financing programme is open to professional artists and independent groups based in Berlin. Institutions, particularly those working for or with the independent arts scene, are also eligible to submit applications.
The programme was established to enable artists to apply for grants from external funding bodies requiring co-financing. Projects from all genres and disciplines are eligible for funding under this programme. Funding applications for research or similar undertakings may also be submitted to this programme.

Eligibility and conditions

  • The applicant must provide evidence that co-financing is required by the primary funding body.
  • Projects to which funding has been allocated (or approved for allocation) by the Federal State of Berlin, the Capital Cultural Fund or the German Lottery Foundation Berlin (DKLB) are not eligible for funding under this programme.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of a project.
  • Artists applying for funding must live and work in Berlin. In the case of groups / ensembles, the majority of members must live and work in Berlin.
  • Applicants may not be enrolled at a higher education institution.

Funding volume

  • Applications may be submitted for up to €50,000 per applicant, per year. Co-financing is not available for investment-related measures.

Call for applications

For applications for co-financing by the Fonds Darstellende Künste, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the EU exist fixed deadlines. These can be found in the following document: Antragsfristen

Application procedure

For all applications that do not provide for co-financing with the Fonds Darstellende Künste, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the EU, an ongoing application is possible. The planned application must then be submitted to the other funding institution at least 4 weeks before the submission date there.

Please refer to the current version of the program flyer (in German) for detailed information on submitting an application.

  • Informationsblatt Tanzpakt-Programm des Bundes

    PDF-Document (562.9 kB) - As of: 19. Oktober 2021

  • Antragsfristen

    PDF-Document (87.2 kB) - As of: 06. Februar 2024

  • Informationsblatt

    PDF-Document (792.0 kB) - As of: November 2023

  • Empfehlungen zur Honoraruntergrenzen, Ausstellungshonorare und Lesehonorare

    PDF-Document (92.5 kB) - As of: Januar 2023

Please submit your application – together with all relevant documents – online.
Submit an application online