Project Funding
Franco-German Cultural Fund

The Franco-German Cultural Fund was set up in 2003 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty of friendship between France and West Germany. The fund promotes Franco-German cooperation by providing support for cultural and artistic projects in third countries. The German Foreign Office administers the fund in concert with the Institut français and us.

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Conditions of Funding

German and French professionals in culture and the arts who are planning a joint project in a third country in concert with a diplomatic mission or cultural institution abroad

We award roughly €5,000 grants to support joint cultural and artistic projects in any discipline carried out by diplomatic missions abroad and French and German cultural institutes working closely together with local actors.

  • The project should showcase the Franco-German partnership.
  • The project should lastingly strengthen ties between all the participants and have long-term impact abroad.
  • The project should be developed and implemented together with local participants, who are to make a financial contribution of their own to the project.

See the latest call for proposals.

The necessary information is published annually with an announcement of the latest call for proposals.

Submit your application through a German (or French) mission abroad.

Next application deadline

31 October 2022 


Marc-André Schmachtel
Goethe-Institut e.V. Tel. +49 89 15921-455

Further information