Artist Funding

September 29 - October 20, 2021

The application phase of the 55th funding round of the Künstler:innenförderung started on September 29, deadline for submission is October 20, 2021.

January 19, 2022

Deadline for the 56th funding round

April 13, 2022

Deadline for the 57th funding round

The earliest possible start date given for the project represents the earliest possible service, invoice and payment date for all eligible project activities. Activities in which any of these three dates come before the start of the project cannot be subsidized and cannot be included in the application.


October 20 - December 31, 2021

Application Phase Music Clubs (NK2)

October 18, 2021, 1pm - 2:30pm

INFOCALL – Music Clubs (NK2)


Eligible applicants
Subject of funding

There will be a presentation in order to be able to go into the details of the funding. We therefore strongly recommend attending the Info Call on a PC with a large screen.

The Info Call will take place online and can be attended using the browser of your choice or the Zoom App.

No registration is required.

To the Zoom Link

October 19, 2021, 10am - 11:30am

INFOCALL – Music Clubs (NK2)

To the Zoom Link


October 27, 2021, 3:45 – 4:15 pm

Initiative Musik @ Most Wanted: Music

Artist Talk: Creativity not crisis

The Artist Talk moderated by music journalist Birgit Reuther from Hamburg focuses on how two musicians saw an opportunity during the pandemic. Jarii van Gohl from the noise rock duo DŸSE, who recently released their new album “Widergeburt”, will take part. And Wilhelmine, who drew attention with her debut EP and various concert events in the midst of the pandemic. The extent to which public funds could be used to realise these projects will also be discussed.

The Artist Talk will be in German only and will be streamed online as part of the Most Wanted: Music Convention. Tickets and further information can be found on the Most Wanted: Music website.


October 11 - November 30, 2021
April 27, 2022

German Jazz Prize 2022

The Award ceremony takes place on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, the evening before jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.


October 13, 2021 - January 27, 2022

Digital Academy of the German Jazz Union Insight Out, several dates

October 20, 2021

NRW Music Conference as part of the Cologne Music Week, Cologne
“Together we’re heavy” – The opening panel of the PopBoard NRW, among others with Neus López (Initiative Musik)

October 30, 2021
November 22, 2021

9th Copyright Conference of the Copyright Initiative, hybrid

November 25-17, 2021



All showcase dates and application deadlines can be found in our export section.