ONpaper Introduction to project funding

This workshop offers an introduction to project funding in the field of contemporary music. We will give an overview of the funding landscape in Cologne and Berlin and present the relevant funding programs of both cities with their different funding criteria. In doing so, we go into the types of funding and look at which funding fits the project in the first place. We will explain the effects of German federalism on funding structures and who decides on project funding and on what basis. Afterwards there will be time for your questions.

→ Overview of the funding landscape in Cologne and Berlin
→ Presentation of the relevant funding programs and types of funding
→ Which funding fits the project?
→ Background information on project funding in Germany

The online workshop aims to impart basic knowledge and works with input units, group discussions, small group tasks and collegial exchange.

The introductions to the application process and the German funding landscape are made jointly by Cologne and Berlin. For the funding pools in Berlin and Cologne we split into breakout sessions.

Lisa Benjes (inm / field notes berlin) & Daniel Mennicken (ON Cologne)

Wed 02.03.2022 4–5.30 p.m. in German spoken language
Thu 03.03.2022 4–5.30 p.m. in English spoken language

We ask for binding registrations via this link.

The workshops are free of charge.

Unfortunately, the online workshop is not accessible at all levels. We will make every effort to accommodate different needs and adapt the workshop if you provide us with appropriate information in the registration.

The digital workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin.

About ONpaper digital workshop series by inm berlin / field notes and ON Cologne

In this year’s online workshop series Onpaper, which we are again organizing together with the initiative neue musik / field notes experts will teach basic skills for working in the independent scene.

Under the heading »Application Fitness« we will get you ready for project funding in the spring. In addition to classic workshops with introductions to the funding landscapes of Berlin and Cologne, to writing applications, or to accounting, this year we are also building on new formats and offering Meet the Jury, regular funding regulars’ tables, or sessions on writing applications together.

Although the independent scene defines itself in part precisely by breaking away from hierarchical ways of working that widely encourage the abuse of power and racism, it is not exempt from structural exclusion either. On the contrary, it lacks diverse perspectives and non-normative bodies, attitudes, narratives, and aesthetics. With workshops on anti-racism and diversity development, we would like to accompany the scene in this process of opening up, sensitize it to blind spots, and facilitate access to the scene for marginalized people with empowerment offers.

A third module on press and public relations, audience development, and profile building and management will provide concrete assistance in the development and implementation of projects.

The workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin and are free of charge. We ask for binding registrations.

The workshop series will be continued after the summer break. We will announce the program in the course of the next months. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas or suggestions at marketing@inm-berlin.de or info@on-cologne.de.

The inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V. is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the program Strengthening Innovation Potential in Culture (INP).

ON – Neue Musik Köln is supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.