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Apply for project funding on the basis of the german-Polish Treaty of 17 June 1991


The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM) promotes Polish art and culture in Germany. You can receive a grant of up to EUR 20,000 for the following measures:

  • artistic or cultural projects with german-Polish or Polish context, in particular
    • projects that provide a forum for Polish culture and history in Germany,
    • Projects that bring the cultural life of Polish-speaking fellow citizens to the German cultural scene,
    • Projects that contribute to the preservation and maintenance of the Polish language, culture and tradition in Germany,
    • Projects that make a significant contribution to german-Polish understanding,
    • Projects that enable the Polish-speaking population to present their culture to the public,
    • Projects related to young people,
    • Projects that are perceived by the public nationwide.

Funding is possible for any area of culture, for example:

  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • literature
  • music
  • dance
  • folklore
  • architecture
  • fashion
  • design
  • graphic
  • movie
  • photography
  • new media,
  • young artistic competitions and young talent projects.

You do not receive any funding for:

  • Measures that you have already started or completed prior to submitting your application.

The level of support depends on:

  • how much own funds you can contribute,
  • how much money you can get from other donors and
  • how much your project contributes to the promotion of Polish art and culture in Germany.

After the end of the project, you must prove that you have used the funding in the spirit of the project. You must keep all invoices and receipts related to the eligible costs.
You submit your application to Unit K 44 with the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and The Media (BKM).
They are not entitled to the grant.

If you are carrying out a german-Polish or Polish arts or cultural project, you can apply for funding under certain conditions.

You must submit the application for funding in writing to the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

  • You go to the website of the Federal Government and download the application form there.
  • You complete the application for your project electronically, print it out and sign it.
  • You send the signed application, together with the other necessary documents, by post to Unit K 44 at BKM. Please also send the application by e-mail to K44@bkm.bund.de .
  • You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt from the BKM.
  • Your application will be forwarded by the BKM to a jury of experts in german-Polish cultural relations. The jury will advise the BKM on your application in its decision.
  • The BKM informs you of your decision by post. The BKM then forwards your application to the Federal Administration Office (BVA). The BVA examines your cost and financing plan.
  • You will then receive a postal notice from the BVA as to whether your application for funding will be approved.
  • With the grant notice from the BVA you will receive information on how to request the funding.
  • You can request the funds if you need it within 6 weeks of the payment being paid out.
  • Once you have completed your project, you will need to prove to the BVA that you have spent the money from the funding on your project.

Applications can:

  • Resident in Germany
    • non-profit legal entities under private law
      • clubs
      • Foundations
    • legal entities governed by public law
      • Bodies
      • institutions
      • Foundations
    • local authorities
      • parishes
      • Counties
    • non-profit ecclesiastical institutions

Other requirements:

  • You must co-finance your project with your own resources, funds from countries and municipalities and/or donations from third parties
  • You have not yet started your project
  • when you apply, you must also be the person who is carrying out the project

When submitting your application, you must submit:

  • Cost and financing plan included
    • Existing own funds
    • promised or promised third-party funds
    • requested funding amount
  • Where appropriate, further financing applications and commitments from third parties
  • Project description with
    • Reasons and explanations
    • Aim and purpose of the project
    • Working
    • Expected results
    • Importance of the action for the promoter of the project
  • Program with schedule of the individual activities
  • Preparation of the project staff with reference to their qualifications and exposé of the topics,
  • for cost items from EUR 500: at least 3 informal cost information
  • for registered associations: chronological extract from the register of associations on the right to represent
  • Precalculation for publications
  • Work contract/temporary employment contract/honorary contract of project employees
  • Decision on the right to deduct input tax

When you have completed your project, you must submit the following documents:

  • Proof of use for the funding received
  • Factual report
Forms on the website of the Federal Government
  • Application:
    • for the following year: until 30 September (entry stamp)
    • for the second half of the current year: until 31 March (entry stamp)
    • before the start of the project
  • Proof of use of the funds: within 2 months of the end of the project
  • usually 2 to 4 months
  • Forms necessary: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • personal appearance required: no
Application for federal funding under the german-Polish Treaty

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The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)

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