Twice a year the Stiftung Kulturwerk (cultural foundation) of the VG BILD-KUNST distributes project grants to photographers, designers and illustrators - totalling EUR300,000 in 2012. This makes it one of the largest sponsorship programmes in Europe. Grants can be made towards the photographic work itself, but also towards exhibitions, catalogues and festivals.
To potentially qualify for a grant, it is necessary to submit a full application to the Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG BILD-KUNST in Bonn. The submission deadlines are May 15 and, currently, November 15 (date of receipt in Bonn!). Only one application can be submitted person, per calendar year.
The application forms needed can be obtained from the Kulturwerk in Bonn, or the Berlin office of VG BILD-KUNST, or downloaded from: Bildkunst. Submissions without the necessary forms will not be checked.