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Apply for project funding on the basis of the German-Polish treaty of June 17, 1991.


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

  • artistic or cultural projects with a German-Polish or Polish context, in particular.
    • Projects that provide a forum for Polish culture and history in Germany,
    • projects that introduce the cultural life of Polish-speaking fellow citizens into the German cultural scene,
    • Projects that contribute to the preservation and cultivation of 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 in public,
    • projects that are related to the youth,
    • projects that are perceived by the public beyond the region.

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

  • visual arts,
  • performing arts,
  • literature,
  • music,
  • dance,
  • folklore,
  • architecture,
  • fashion,
  • design,
  • Graphic arts,
  • film,
  • photography,
  • new media,
  • young artists' competitions and young artists' projects.

You will not receive funding for:

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

The amount of funding depends on

  • how much of your own funds you can contribute,
  • how much money you can get from other sponsors, 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 Department K 44 at the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).
You are not entitled to the grant.

Applications may be submitted by:

  • Residents of Germany
    • Non-profit legal entities under private law
      • Associations
      • Foundations
    • legal entities under public law
      • corporations
      • Institutions
      • Foundations
    • local authorities
      • municipalities
      • Counties
    • Non-profit church sponsors

Other requirements:

  • You must co-finance your project with your own funds, funds from states and municipalities and/or donations from third parties
  • You have not yet started your project
  • When you submit the application, you must also be the person who will carry out the project

When applying, you must submit:

  • Cost and financing plan including
    • existing own funds
    • promised or expected third-party funds
    • requested funding amount
  • If applicable, further funding applications and commitments from third parties
  • Project description with
    • justifications and explanations
    • Aim and purpose of the project
    • working methods
    • expected results
    • Importance of the action for the promoter of the project
  • program with time schedule of individual activities
  • List of project members with reference to their qualification and exposé of the topics,
  • for cost items from EUR 500: at least 3 informal cost statements
  • for registered associations: chronological excerpt from the register of associations on the right of representation
  • Pre-calculation for publications
  • Contract for work/temporary employment contract/honorarium contract of the project staff members
  • Notice of entitlement to input tax deduction

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

  • Proof of use of the funding received
  • Factual report
  • Application:
    • for the following year: by September 30 (date of receipt)
    • for the second half of the current year: by March 31 (date of receipt stamp)
    • before the start of the project
  • proof of use of funds: within 2 months after 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

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

  • You go to the federal government's website and download the application form there.
  • You fill out the application for your project electronically, print it out and sign it.
  • You send the signed application together with the other required documents by mail to Department 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 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 its decision regarding your application.
  • The BKM will inform you about your decision by mail. Afterwards, the BKM will forward your application to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA). The BVA will review your cost and financing plan.
  • You will then receive notification by mail from the BVA as to whether your application for funding has been approved.
  • The BVA will send you information on how to request the funding.
  • You can request the grant funds if you need them to make a payment within 6 weeks of the disbursement.
  • Once you have completed your project, you will need to provide proof to the BVA that you have spent the grant money on your project.

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

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