The Funding Program for Media Arts and International Network Projects Supports the Cultural and the Creative Scene.
Municipal funding of culture is a versatile and important instrument for implementing the cultural and cultural policy of a department of cultural affairs. Within the framework of the UNESCO’s project funding program, the city of Karlsruhe supports media art projects with a focus on sustainability once a year. Artists, cultural workers, cultural institutions, and cultural organizers are invited to apply for these grants at the Department of Cultural Affairs. The principles governing such funding are laid down in the current funding guidelines. Applications must be submitted in writing to the Department of Cultural Affairs. Evidence of how the grant was used is required.

What Does the Program Support?
Funding is available both for local public media art projects that take place in Karlsruhe as well as for projects that serve to bolster international networking, exchanges, and collaboration within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the areas of media art and open source initiatives. The aim is to enable artistic projects to be realized that use media art to take an independent look at topical cultural, artistic, and social issues of the present day that will enrich the broad spectrum of media art in Karlsruhe.

Who Can Submit?
The project funding is aimed at artists, cultural and media professionals, initiatives and institutions in Karlsruhe. 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 produced in the course of school or university education (e.g. term papers or theses), as well as projects that have already been realized.

In the case of group applications, at least one participating person or institution must have their first residence or registered office in the city of Karlsruhe.

Deadline for applications for the Funding Program 2023 was on September 29. The jury’s decision was announced at the beginning of November.

Link to the 2023 Open Call.

Daniela Burkhardt
Executive Coordinator UNESCO City of Media Arts
Tel. 0721 133 – 4003
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