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Music Funding Programmes


Stipends and various funding programs for the realization of proposals and projects are provided primarily to applicants working in the field of New Music (contemporary music, classical modern music and sound art), Early Music, Jazz as well as choirs that are based in Berlin. Musicboard Berlin offers funding programs for Popular Music and related genres.
Stipends are provided for musicians of all styles and are also invited to apply to allocation programs for studio and rehearsal spaces.
Additional funding is available for music projects through the various interdisciplinary funding programmes (Inter-cultural projects, International cultural exchange etc.).

Established by the Berlin Senate in 2013, the Musicboard is tasked with supporting professional pop musicians based in Berlin in their career development and marketing initiatives at the national and international level. In order to provide musicians and project managers operating in Berlin with a central point of contact and a uniform funding framework, funding previously allocated to projects within the pop music domain by the Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs is to be administered on a trial basis by the Musicboard in 2015. Bands based in Berlin can also draw on the resources of Bandbüro Berlin for further advice and support. The brochure DSCHUNGEL-INFO – Landesvereinigung Kulturelle Jugendbildung (available in German) provides an overview of Berlin’s music scene and infrastructure for young bands.
Grants are provided to the Landesmusikrat Berlin, the Fête de la Musique Berlin, the regional association of Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland and to concert series staged by Spectrum Concerts Berlin and the Berliner Symphoniker.