Project funding
Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education

The war in Ukraine is not only affecting civil society and cultural life in the country, but is affecting the entire Eastern European and Central Asian region. The work of cultural and civil society initiatives is threatened in many respects.

The Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education is a project by the Goethe-Institut as part of a comprehensive package of measures for which the German Foreign Office is providing resources from the 2022 supplementary budget for Ukraine to mitigate the consequences of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

Almaty theatre festival Photo (Detail): © Leila Turlybek

Conditions of Funding

Cultural organisations in the fields of theatre, dance, film, music, literature, visual arts, performance, architecture, library and museum that have been affected by the impact of the war in Ukraine, as well as organisations that have taken in cultural workers who have fled

The organisation must be based or has its residence in one of the following countries:

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Ukrainian organisations currently residing in one of these countries mentioned above should also submit their application via this application portal, indicating their current location.

For support to Ukrainian organisations IN Ukraine see separate call for proposals:
Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education in Ukraine 

We support structure-preserving projects of cultural organisations on site or in exile that contribute to stabilising and preserving cultural diversity.
In particular:
  • Artistic projects and partnerships, events and programme development
  • Digital development and networking
  • Training programmes
  • Travel, equipment, personnel and operating costs
  • Shelters for refugee artists and institutions in exile to ensure their continued work
  • Protection of cultural heritage

Funding of up to 10,000 euros can be applied for aimed at smaller projects using the simplified application procedure. For more extensive projects, funding of up to 25,000 euros can be applied for.

Funding is not available for:
  • Individuals and projects that are carried out in Germany and/or organisations that are based in Germany (see Support for artists and cultural workers from Ukraine and Arts Funding)
  • Projects already started
  • Charitable projects
  • Charity events
  • Projects with party-political, religious or ideological content
  • Scientific projects

  • Relevance of the organisation for the local cultural scene and civil society
  • Quality and sustainability of the project proposal
  • Plausible concept and realistic feasibility in terms of time, staff and resources
  • The work of the organisation is affected by the impact of the war in Ukraine and no other sources of funding are available.
  • The organisation is eligible to receive international funding and can ensure and demonstrate its use in accordance with public procurement law and anti-corruption standards.
  • No official bankruptcy proceedings have been initiated or are pending against the organisation.

Projects with requested funding of up to € 10,000:
  • Completed online application form
  • Project description
  • Profile of the organisation
  • Schedule
  • List of participants or staff in the project with function and place of residence
  • Financial plan with expenses and income incl. contributions in kind
  • Confirmation of additional income
  • Self-declaration of financial capacity
  • Statement on the organisation’s current financial situation in accordance with the fund’s eligibility criteria
  • Documents such as flyers, programmes or links to websites or videos showing the organisation’s work in the cultural or educational field

Projects with funding from € 10,001 to 25,000:
All of the above documents and additionally:
  • Proof of legal form and registration of the applicant organisation
  • Annual financial statements for the last two years or other documents such as audit reports or income/expenditure calculations or financial plans of projects already implemented or self-declaration of the impossibility of submitting such evidence

We will decide on funding within 6-8 weeks after receipt of the application.

The project must be implemented by 31.12.2022 at the latest.

For organisational reasons, the application must be submitted in English.
If you need translation support, please contact us.
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Application deadline

You may submit your application from now. The deadline for submission is 20 September 2022.


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