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Jazz stipend

Target group / Purpose of funding

Stipends are awarded under this programme to jazz musicians and groups that have a track record of producing outstanding work. Stipends are awarded on the basis of the artistic quality, continuity and potential for development of the musician’s/group’s work.

The following may be considered for funding:

a) the development of major compositions and improvised projects with a particular theme, self-organized residencies abroad for the purpose of undertaking private lessons with internationally recognized musicians or participation in a study trip or an advanced course of studies at a prestigious academy of music or similar.

b) the production of music recordings in a studio and/or the production of professional video clips.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Stipends are awarded to jazz musicians who have won recognition for the quality of their work and are able to verify this with a portfolio of compositions and recordings.
  • Applicants wishing to undertake a residency abroad or similar must provide evidence that they possess the necessary contacts at their chosen destination and a letter of confirmation from their hosts.
  • Applicants to this programme must live and work in Berlin.
  • Work on the project must commence during the funding year.

Funding volume

Stipends are awarded in denominations of 2,000.00 €, 4,000.00 €, 6,000.00 € or 8,000.00 €.

Call for applications

There will be an annual call for applications issued in the fall of each year.

Application procedure

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

  • Stipendium Jazz 2021 – Informationsblatt

    PDF-Document (305.8 kB) - As of: 08. September 2020

  • Künstlerischer Werdegang/Angaben zur musikalischen Tätigkeit

    DOCX-Document (22.1 kB) - As of: 08. September 2020

Please submit your application – together with all relevant documentation – online.

Submit an application online