With our funding programmes, we advocate for a diverse music landscape, for sustainable economic structures, for ecological sustainability and social justice for all stakeholders. That's why we support artists, live music, infrastructure and music companies throughout Germany in realising their ideas.

Applications for our funding programmes can only be submitted in German. All details, funding conditions and deadlines can be found on the German langu

Artist Grants

Financial support for music productions, publications and concert tours for musicians living in Germany from the fields of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal and electronic music.


Support for projects and formats that aim to build and develop networks and sustainable frameworks for artists and popular music in Germany.


Financial support for project expenses of musicians and bands or music businesses for international activities.

Live Culture

Post-pandemic programme to support a diverse range of live music: Live 500 supports smaller music clubs and music promoters in bringing newcomer bands and experimental concert formats to the stage.

Neustart Kultur

With the programme Neustart Kultur, the Federal Government has been supporting the cultural and media sector with additional funds since 2020. With our programmes, we support the live music sector, which was particularly affected by the Corona pandemic.


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