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Hamburg launches grants for independent artists



The Ministry of Culture on Monday, August 2, 2021 launched 550 future one-off scholarships to help artists in the visual arts, literature and music cope with the repercussions of the pandemic, which has dealt a heavy blow to the creative sector. All scholarships amount to 3.3 million euros and are provided by the Hamburg Cultural Foundation, the Association of Fine Arts (BBK), the Landesmusikrat Hamburg as well as the ministry. Applications can be submitted until August 31, 2021 at the latest.

Funds for new projects

The pandemic has left its mark on many artists despite the resumption of artistic life in Hamburg, according to Dr Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture, adding: “We want them to carry out new new artistic projects using the “future grants” despite the last difficult months. At the same time, we pay homage to them and show them respect because they enrich our lives with their art. “Of the 550 scholarships, 350 will be awarded to visual arts and 100 each to literature and music. Each recipient receives 6,000 euros for projects in the fields of continuing education, research and design.

Scholarships to ease the pressure

“The promotion of artistic creation is crucial for contemporary art,” said Bianca Müllner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BBK. Gesa Engelschall, Managing Director of the Hamburg Cultural Foundation, pointed out: “The ‘future grants’ allow artists to work on their projects in a concentrated way and without pressure to produce. A jury of experts will decide on the scholarship recipients.

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