Basic funding

Target group

Funding is available through this programme to theatres and theatre/dance groups which operate as private entities and are based in Berlin.

Eligibility and conditions

Basic funding can be allocated to theatres and theatre/dance groups
  • with a track record of producing distinctive creative work;
  • whose work has resonated with audiences and critics;
  • that work primarily in Berlin; and
  • can be expected to stage (at minimum) one new production per year in Berlin throughout the funding period.

Funding volume

Basic funding is allocated for a period of two years. Applications may be submitted in relation to personnel and material costs incurred up to the day of the premiere; performance-related expenses are not eligible for funding through this programme as a rule. Applications may also be submitted in relation to the operation of a venue and other general expenses related to the development and ongoing operation of the theatre / theatre/dance group, but which are not necessarily tied to a specific production.

Call for applications

A call for applications to this programme is usually made in December for the two-year funding period beginning two years subsequently.

Application procedure

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

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

Submit an application online