Call for Concepts: Project Funding 2023

Musicboard Berlin is pleased to announce that the online application for the 1st round of project funding in 2023 has been activated. Applications for the funding programmes Festival Funding, Karrieresprungbrett Berlin and Pop im Kiez are now possible.

Up until the application deadline on November 1, 2022 at 6 p.m., organisers of Berlin pop music festivals, especially those who focus on up-and-coming talent in music, can apply for the Festival Funding programme. Projects and platforms that support up-and-coming talent through a series of concerts, workshops or interdisciplinary formats in order to facilitate significant leaps towards a professional, national and international career can apply for the programme Karrieresprungbrett Berlin. The Pop im Kiez funding programme is aimed at projects with a focus on live music in a particular Berlin neighbourhood.


Musicboard places great importance on the funding of projects with plural perspectives, that implement gender-balanced and diverse line-ups as well as accessibility policies.

Applicants can learn more about possible accessibility measures before submitting an application in our online session on Accessible Event Planning & Inclusive Project Management. The two hour event will be hosted by the Initiative Barrierefrei Feiern and will take place on October 4, 2022 at 3 p.m. in German and at 6 p.m. in English. Detailed information about the event can be found here.


To answer your questions about the current call for concepts in the funding programmes Festival Funding, Karrieresprungbrett Berlin and Pop im Kiez, we invite you to take part in an online info call on October 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. The info call will be held in English and/or German, depending on the needs of the participants. In addition to information about the funding criteria and the digital application form, the call also takes a look at what it means to carry out a funded project. Participation is possible without registration via Zoom using this link. More information can be found in the respective Facebook event.

All information and documents as well as a series of answers to frequently asked questions about each funding programme can be found here.

Call for Concepts