Funding is awarded through Musicboard Berlin GmbH upon recommendation of an independent jury of Berlin-based pop experts and in consultation with the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. Jury members are usually appointed for a period of three years. The following jury is currently appointed to the Support Tour Funding programme:
Anna Groß is an artist and event manager and, together with Rainer Scheerer, founded Springstoff GmbH, a Berlin-based music company with a label, publishing house, store, management, event and booking agency. At Springstoff Anna Groß built up the booking and event department and organised feminist events as well as festivals with a femme focus. She gives talks on the topic of »feminist partying” and coaches event and concert organisers for more gender equality. Since 2021 Anna is responsible for projects on gender equality in the music industry at the MaLisa Foundation.
Donata is a singer, songwriter, and producer who has made a name for herself both as part of the successful pop duo NOSOYO and with her solo project, which she has been working on since 2022. In the Berlin music scene, Donata is a renowned independent artist releasing her music on her own label. She has toured frequently as a support act for well-known artists such as Aurora, The Dø, Lola Marsh, L’Aupaire, CATT, and Benedict Cork. Outside of the stage and studio, Donata teaches at the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, where she passes on her expertise in songwriting and production. She also shares her knowledge in vocal coaching, with a special focus on trauma awareness.
Sebastian Hoffmann supervises the touring artists consulting service for internationally mobile artists for SMartDe – Netzwerk für Kreative e. V. In the music scene of Berlin, he stages concerts as part of the collective Fourtrack on Stage and brings to life the Down by the River Festival as one of the programmers and organisers. From 2012 to 2016, he was an agent at Paper & Iron Booking.