Goals & Content

kultur-im-dialog.eu+ is a competition by MitOst in cooperation with the Ernst Schering Foundation. Once a year cultural projects that deal with individual experience or national transformation processes in Europe and its neighbouring regions can be supported in the framework of kultur-im-dialog.eu+. The call concerns the performing arts, music, dance, visual arts and film. Projects can interdisciplinary combine science and art or different forms of artistic design, or support the sustainable relations between neighbouring countries or in border regions. The aim is to foster long-term partnerships and innovative artistic ideas between the participating actors through cultural project work.


Only MitOst members can submit project proposals. The project should be an initiative on its own and not be part of other programmes. It does not matter whether the applicants are active in the field of culture professionally or not.


The applicants can apply for funding up to 12,000 euro. Projects on various scales can be submitted. The jury decides on the basis of the submitted applications about the number of projects that will be supported. The Ernst Schering Foundation should be the main supporter. The acquisition of external funding is not a requirement but possible.

The accumulating material costs (room and travel expenses, telephone, postage, etc.), as well as personnel costs (fees for service personnel, speakers, artists, etc.) can be granted. The involvement of professionals from the MitOst network is desirable.


Selection Criteria

The following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Cultural exchange through varios artistic forms such as performing arts, music, visual arts, dance and film
  • Innovative and creative approach to the topic
  • High level of personal and voluntary involvement of the project team and active involvement in the organisation and content as well as artistic work

The decision is made by a jury which is composed of a representative of the Board of Directors of the Ernst Schering Foundation, a member of the MitOst Project Advisory Board and an annually changing guest jury member from the group of former award winners.

Time Schedule & Deadlines

Project applications can be submitted until 15 February 2017 via email to the Project Advisory Board at projektbeirat(at)mitost.org. Thereafter, the applicants can be consulted by the Project Advisory Board, if necessary.

The decision on the accepted projects will be announced by mid March 2017. The applicants will be informed in writing.

The project should start no earlier than early April and be completed until autumn 2017.

An award ceremony including a presentation of the funded projects will take place on the annual International MitOst-Festival. The project managers are expected to take part in the MitOst-Festival (autumn 2017).

Application Form

The application form for kultur-im-dialog.eu+ can be downloaded here:

Consulting & Support

For questions on the projects or application procedures please contact the Project Advisory Board via projektbeirat(at)mitost.org.


Application Form

Budget Plan


For questions please contact the Project Advisory Board: projektbeirat(at)mitost.org