UNESCO City of Media Arts – Call for Submissions: Funding Program for Media Arts

01. March 2021 — 31. May 2021

Deadline for applications: May 31st, 2021

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

The City of Karlsruhe supports local and public media art projects that take place in Karlsruhe, as well as projects that enhance international networking, exchanges, and collaboration within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of media arts and open source initiatives. In its 2021 budget, the City of Karlsruhe designated € 100,000 for this purpose. 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 program is aimed at Karlsruhe creatives, initiatives, and institutions active in the fields of culture and media. Applicants must be real people or groups of people – as well as students with suitable specializations from Karlsruhe who have studied for at least five semesters – plus cultural, artistic, scientific, and creative economy institutions in Karlsruhe. Excluded are works created in the context of a school or academic course of study (semester or final exam projects, for instance), and also projects that have already been realized. For group applications, at least one of the people or institutions involved must have their primary residence in Karlsruhe.

Applications can only be submitted via the online application form and in German language. A panel of experts will select from the submissions the projects that are eligible for funding.

Terms and conditions of the media art funding program and online application here: https://bit.ly/2MwcvFY


Anastasia Ziegler                        
Tel.: 0721 133 4002