Before you contact us, please carefully read the information on our funding opportunities and check which one is applicable for you/your organisation. If you have any further questions, please send us an email, observing the information on secure communication!
PROJECT FUNDING AT THE MRI
MRI funding enables cultural and civil society organisations to temporarily host artists and cultural actors, providing scholarships and a free and safe space for them to continue their creative work and to develop professionally.
On this page, interested artists and organisations can learn about the different funding opportunities at the MRI. Click on the links listed below and find more specific information on our different programme lines, eligibility criteria and ongoing calls for applications.
Programme Line 1
Temporary relocation to Germany: Artists and cultural actors at risk have the possibility to temporarily stay and work in Germany with the assistance of a host cultural institution. (Programme line 1)
MRI funding in programme line 1 enables cultural organisations in Germany to temporarily host artists and cultural actors and to provide a free and safe space for them to continue their creative work. The funding includes a monthly scholarship.
The current call for applications is open until 20.09.2023
Programme Line 2
Temporary relocation to safe locations in the home region. Artists and cultural actors at risk have the possibility to temporarily stay and work in their home region (e.g. neighbouring country) with the support of a host organisation. (Programme line 2)
MRI funding in programme line 2 enables cultural and civil society organisations worldwide to temporarily host artists and cultural actors from their region, providing a free and safe space for them to continue their creative work and/or to recover from their risk context.
Please note the current call for application (EN). For further consultation, please arrange an appointment with our team.
Afghan artists and cultural actors at risk who have been issued with a residence permit according to section 22 sentence 2 of Germany’s Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz, AufenthG) since August 2021 can apply for funding to continue their work in Germany.
Before you send us a specific request, please read the general and specific information and criteria carefully. Please also observe the following information on secure communication in order to reduce risks for all parties involved (these are recommendations for improving digital protection, 100% security cannot be guaranteed).
We recommend that you use encrypted communication services. We have listed one free provider below through which you can reach us. Before you do so, please check whether the installation or use of the respective service in your home country (or country of residence) could lead to security issues (suspicion, prosecution). If necessary, inquire locally and/or research (if possible) on the internet, for example under Privacy International.
Protonmail: This e-mail service allows for end-to-end encrypted messages between Protonmail users. You can create an account free of charge at www.protonmail.com and send us a message to info [at] mri-application [dot] de or afghanistan [at] mri-application [dot] de (only for Afghanistan support). Please note that both mentioned contacts are protonmail email addresses. Attention: If you send an e-mail from another provider to this address, it will not be encrypted!
ATTENTION: Unencrypted e-mails or phone calls are comparable to postcards in terms of security. This also applies to channels like Facebook, SMS, Skype and - to a certain extent - Whatsapp. If you still wish to contact MRI in this way, please make sure that you do not disclose any sensitive data (names of persons at risk, information on the risk situation, etc.) when contacting MRI.
Landline: +49 (0)30 284491-77