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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 the Media (BKM) promotes Polish art and culture in Germany. You can receive funding 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 citizens into the German cultural scene,
    • Projects that contribute to the preservation and cultivation 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 for:

  • visual arts
  • performing arts
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Folklore
  • Architecture
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Graphic
  • Movie
  • Photography
  • new media,
  • artistic competitions for young talent and young talent projects.

You will not receive any funding for:

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

The amount of support depends on:

  • how much own funds you can contribute,
  • how much money you can get from other funders 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 sense of the project. You must keep all invoices and receipts related to the eligible costs.
Submit your application to Unit K 44 of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).
You are not entitled to receive funding.

You must submit your 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 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 post to Unit K 44 at BKM. Please also send the application by e-mail to K44@bkm.bund.de .
  • You will receive a confirmation 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 BKM on its decision on your application.
  • The BKM will inform you by post about your decision. The BKM will then forward your application to the Federal Office of Administration (BVA). The BVA will review your cost and financing plan.
  • You will then receive a notification from the BVA by post as to whether your application for funding has been approved.
  • With the grant notification from the BVA, you will receive information on how to request the funding.
  • You can request the funding if you need it for payment within 6 weeks of payment.
  • When you have completed your project, you must prove to the BVA that you have spent the money from the funding on your project.

Applications can be submitted:

  • Residents of Germany
    • non-profit legal entities under private law
      • Clubs
      • Foundations
    • legal persons under public law
      • Bodies
      • Institutions
      • Foundations
    • Local authorities
      • Parishes
      • Counties
    • non-profit ecclesiastical institutions

Further 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 carries out the project

When applying, you must submit:

  • Cost and financing plan included
    • existing own resources
    • Promised or promised third-party funding
    • Funding amount applied for
  • Where applicable, further funding applications and commitments from third parties
  • Project description with
    • Justifications and explanations
    • Aim and purpose of the project
    • Working
    • expected results
    • Importance of the measure for the promoter of the project
  • Program with schedule of the individual activities
  • List of 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 excerpt from the register of associations on the right of representation
  • Precalculation for publications
  • Work contract/fixed-term employment contract/fee contract of the project staff
  • Notification of right to deduct input tax

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

  • Proof of use of the subsidies received
  • Factual report
  • Application:
    • for the following year: until 30 September (entry stamp)
    • for the second half of the current year: until 31 March (receipt stamp)
    • before the start of the project
  • Proof of use of funds: within 2 months of the end of the project
  • usually 2 to 4 months
  • Forms required: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • personal appearance required: no

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

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