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 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. For group applications, at least one of the people or institutions involved must have their primary residence in Karlsruhe.

How Does It Work?
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.

Submission date for 2023 will be announced soon.

Link to the 2022 Open Call.

Dominika Szope
Head of the Department of Cultural Affairs
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Daniela Burkhardt
Project management UNESCO City of Media Arts
Tel. 0721 133 – 4003
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