New Music events

Target group / Purpose of funding

Funding is provided for the organization and realization of a year-long programme of events that offers audiences and members of the music community a platform for discussion and the presentation of New Music. The project should include a calendar of events scheduled at regular intervals throughout the year, with at least one event occurring per month. Events funded through this programme should demonstrate a willingness to engage with different forms of expression and new, experimental developments, with the concert performance of works of New Music forming the primary focus.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Applicants should possess an in-depth knowledge of and extensive contacts within Berlin’s New Music scene.
  • Applicants must have a proven track record in the development and implementation of projects.
  • Legal entities based in Berlin and natural persons who live and work in Berlin are eligible for funding.

Funding volume

A grant of up to €135,000 will be allocated for the planning and realization of a year-long programme of events. Recipients may allocate up to €10,000 of this amount to upfront investments made in the previous year. In line with this policy, the official funding period begins in the autumn of the previous year and ends at the conclusion of the year in which the project is realized. Funding is usually provided for a period of one year with the option of extending the funding period for up to five years.

Call for applications

A call for applications to this programme is usually issued in August every five years. Please note the current application dates and refer to the programme flyer for further information.

Application procedure

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

Infoblatt Veranstaltungsreihe Neue Musik 2020-2024

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Antragformular Veranstaltungsreihe E-Musik 2020-2024

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Applications cannot be submitted online.

Your application should be directed to:

Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
I A Ra
Brunnenstraße 188-190
10119 Berlin-Mitte