Call for Concepts: Karrieresprungbrett Berlin and Pop im Kiez

Applications are now open for Musicboard Berlin project funding for the second round of 2024 in the programmes Karrieresprungbrett Berlin and Pop im Kiez. You can apply for projects to be carried out in 2024 via the online application form until the deadline of 1 April 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

In this round of funding, Musicboard Berlin is awarding grants in two programmes aimed at promoting Berlin’s pop music scene. Karrieresprungbrett Berlin is aimed at projects and platforms that support up-and-coming pop music talents in their career development – for example, with concert series, workshops, or interdisciplinary events. Pop im Kiez is meant for projects that increase the reception of live music in Berlin’s neighbourhoods by means of pilot projects, campaigns, or other initiatives.


Musicboard places particular emphasis on funding projects that include diverse perspectives, feature line-ups with diversity and gender equality, and take measures to ensure accessibility. In this funding round, Musicboard will again provide selected projects with consulting on accessibility and inclusion from experts in the field. Applicants who would like such support can indicate their interest directly in the application form.

In addition, Musicboard is offering a digital info session on accessible event planning and inclusive project work on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, at 3 p.m. (in German) and 6 p.m. (in English). The session takes place in cooperation with Initiative Barrierefrei Feiern and experts in the field. The online session is primarily addressed to project organisers who intend to apply for Musicboard’s project funding. Further interested Berlin-based event organisers are welcome to participate. Participation is free of charge. Information on the event


To answer questions about applications in the programmes Karrieresprungbrett Berlin and Pop im Kiez, Musicboard is offering an online info session on Tuesday, 12 March 2024 at 5 p.m. The session will provide information on how to apply via Musicboard’s online application form and on the implementation and accounting of funded projects. It will be conducted in German and/or English as needed. Participation is possible without registration via Zoom using this link.


When submitting your project, please observe the guidelines in the online application form and list expenses exclusively through the application tool. Frequently asked questions on the application process are available on the respective funding programme website, as well as an Excel template to prepare your financing plan. Please read all information on the website carefully, including the FAQ. If you have any questions, please contact us in good time.

The application deadline is 1 April 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Please note that due to public holidays on 29 March and 1 April 2024, advice on applications from the Musicboard team is only possible until 28 March 2024!