Kulturfonds Bayern in the field of art; application for funding

The Free State of Bavaria promotes projects and investments in the arts.



Cultural investments and projects by non-governmental organizations can be funded from the cultural fund in the area of art, but generally no ongoing operating costs (institutional funding). Start-up funding is possible for regularly recurring events. The projects should generally be of supra-regional or at least supra-local significance; measures with total eligible costs of less than €10,000 are therefore not eligible for funding. The funding area covers the whole of Bavaria; however, projects in Munich and Nuremberg are generally excluded.

Simultaneous funding from other state funding programs (multiple funding) and from funds of the Bavarian State Foundation is generally excluded. Funding is provided in accordance with the budget funds available and is generally limited to a maximum of 30% of the eligible costs.

Grants may only be approved if the project has not yet begun.


Applications must be submitted in writing to the responsible district government. The district governments review the applications and submit them to the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs or the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts for a decision.

Special notes

The funding area is the Free State of Bavaria.

There is a funding restriction for art projects in Munich and Nuremberg, for which the Cultural Fund is not open.


Applications for the Kunst-Kulturfonds must be submitted in writing to the responsible government by October 1 for the following year.

Processing time

The decision on applications to the Art Culture Fund is made

  • for funding amounts of up to 25,000 euros, usually in April,
  • for funding amounts over 25,000 euros, usually at the beginning of May following a decision by the Council of Ministers and approval by the parliamentary committees.

Required documents

  • meaningful project description including time schedule

  • Cost and financing plan

    (for construction measures additionally cost calculation according to DIN 276)

  • Proof of economic capacity, if applicable

  • Declaration of consent to the inclusion of project-related image and text material on the "Cultural Fund" website of the Ministry of State.


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