UPDATE: Monika Grütters, Germany’s federal minister of culture, has announced a substantial amount of money to help orchestras to innovate.
A paper describing the support program has been published on the website of the ministry of culture. Major elements are:
(1) Only orchestra’s settled in Germany that receive regular public funding can apply. Orchestra’s on a project base cannot apply.
(2) The application has to be connected to a project that is carried out in the the period 2017 to 2020.
(3) Grants to be received will be between 50.000 and 450.000 Euro’s-
(4) There has to be an aspect of innovation involved that the orchestra’s cannot realize within the constraints of regular funding.
July 7, 2017 – updated on July 10