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EUR 600,000 from Ministry of Culture and Media for Hamburg's independent music scene

Applicants now have until the deadline of June 15, 2019 to apply for music city funding. In 2016, the senate and the Hamburg State Parliament approved an additional EUR 500,000 per annum for the free music scene as part of financing the Elbphilharmonie’s operations. Since then, it has been supplementing the previously allocated funds of EUR 100,000 to promote serious music and jazz. A total of EUR 600,000 is now being spent annually on projects in the independent music scene to boost the diversity of culture in Hamburg.

Free music scene as an innovation driver

“The ‘Musikstadtfonds’ strengthens the diversity of Hamburg as a city of culture because a lively, free music scene gives important impulses to the entire culture of our city and has great innovative power,” said Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media. The “Musikstadtfonds” supports various professional concepts and projects and gives artists an opportunity to develop their works and present them to an audience.


The annual grants are awarded for the period January 1-December 31 of the following year (2020). Each applicant may submit one application. The closing date for applications is June 15, 2019. An independent jury of experts will select the projects.

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