Round 13 of the Grant Programme – 2017/2018

Please note the modification.
The application deadline is 19 September 2016 (as per postmark).

Application materials (pdf/german)

Grants are available in the form of travel grants and studio grants. They serve the realisation of an artistic research project and the development of professional skills and networks.

For 2017 and 2018 six studio grants, two travel grants to Istanbul and six travel grants will be awarded. We have at our disposal studios London, New York City and Paris. In round 13 of the grant programme the studio stays for Paris and New York will be awarded for a restricted time period of nine months. Please note that the grant money is adapted because of the temporal reduction.

The travel and studio grants are to be developed and applied for in relation to the applicant’s work.

The studio and travel grants are awarded in the amount of 20,500 euros each. In cases of accompanying children and a caregiver, the amount can be increased to 25,600 euros.
The grant moreover covers catalogue and/or exhibition costs of a maximum of 7,700 euros per grant.

The selection of the recipients is carried out by five jurors from within the Federal Republic of Germany who work as freelance curators or at art associations, museums or art academies. The jury membership has not been established at present, but will be announced on this website in due time.


The grants are intended for free-lance artists who work in the area of the visual arts, were born in Hesse and/or have been living in Hesse since 1 January 2014, and/or have completed studies at an art academy or comparable degree programme in Hesse.

The artistic training must be completed by the time of the submission of the application.

Persons who have already been awarded a grant from the Hessische Kulturstiftung in the past are excluded from applying again.