Please follow the instructions for applications as published under the specific support areas. New applications can be submitted online only. To do this, select the appropriate application form (see "Documents and Downloads"). 

Please use PDF files for uploading your attachments and avoid empty spaces and special characters while naming the documents. Specific additional documents such as catalogues, DVDs and CDs can be sent by post. You will receive a confirmation within 14 days. In case of a refusal we will dispose any documents which were sent in per post unless we receive a notification to send it back.   


Submission Schedule

The Board of Trustees holds three meetings each year to decide on applications. The following timetable for submissions should therefore be noted:

Latest Date for Submission
Decision of Board 
July 31, 2015 November 02, 2015 
November 27, 2015 March 21, 2016
March 22, 2016  June 27, 2016  
August 05, 2016 November 7, 2016 

When supporting cultural projects, the premiere or exhibition opening must take place after the Board Meeting of the Foundation. Sufficient time must also be allowed to mention our support in any printed matter. 

Languages for applications in the different areas 

Conflict and Violence
Applications can be sent in German or English.

Applications can be sent in German or English. 

Scholarships and School Projects
Applications can be sent in English, German or French. 

Terms of Collaboration 

Our financial support is also the start of a mutual relationship. We actively accompany or monitor projects on a larger scale. Depending on the project, special goals and criteria for evaluation can be agreed upon.   

Specific Projects 

Start-up Projects  
We support the development of innovative and experimental projects as start-ups and are ready to accompany these projects over a longer period of time. To help us evaluate applications for start-up projects we ask for the contact details of two referees.     

Bridge Projects
We explore new territory by combining different fields of our activities. This may include links between different fields of cultural activity or between our different support areas the Arts, Conflict and Violence, Scientific Research and Education. Various areas that are supported from our foundation can be related to each other in order to open up new perspectives and enable a process of interdisciplinary learning.