Open Call: Funding Program for Media Arts

15. June 2023 — 29. September 2023

Funding of innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary media art projects at a local level, and international network activities from the municipal budget.

For the fourth time, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Karlsruhe announces the project funding program for media art. Funding is provided for both local and public media art projects that take place in Karlsruhe, and are designed for outdoor use, as well as projects that enhance international networking, exchanges, and collaboration within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of media arts. The goal is to enable the realization of artistic projects, which by means of the media arts provide an independent take on relevant cultural, artistic, and social issues of the present day, and represent an enrichment of the broad field of media arts in Karlsruhe. Media art is here defined as any artistic work that is created, presented, or used with the aid of technological resources..

The project funding is aimed at Karlsruhe artists, cultural and media professionals, initiatives and institutions. Applications are open to real persons and groups of persons – including Karlsruhe students of suitable disciplines – as well as artistic, cultural, scientific and creative business institutions in Karlsruhe. Excluded from the competition are works that are part of a school or university education (for example, term papers or diploma theses), as well as projects that have already been realized.

Applications can only be submitted via the online application form and in German language.

Please check the terms and conditions of the media art funding program and online application here: UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe

Deadline for applications: September 29, 2023

Digital Q&A session

The Department of Cultural Affairs offers a digital Q&A session on the media art funding program and application process on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. For registrations until July 2, 2023 please send an email to: