Projekt Zukunft, a project initiated by the federal state of Berlin and overseen by the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research, interconnects media, ICT and cultural industries (“creative industries”) and provides links with science, politics and administrative bodies. With its initiatives, projects, Public-Private-Partnerships, events, information campaigns and publications Projekt Zukunft fosters economic and cultural innovation. Linking with political and administrative bodies, this federal initiative optimizes a framework as well as key requirements for economic growth in IT, telecommunications, e-government, cultural industries and more.
The Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Women’s advancement mostly deals with businesses already located in Berlin and provides assistance in matters such as:
• Information and advice concerning funding opportunities
• Support and advice service for administrative permits and licences
• Information on Berlin Media and IT industries as well as on the development of the city as a business location.
Please get in touch with the following contact persons:
Book- and pressmarket
Tel: 030 / 9013 8327
Tel: 030 / 9013 8335
Fashion & textile
Tel: 030 / 9013 8335
Tel: 030 / 9013 8477
Artmarket and Galeries
Tel: 030 / 9013 7404
Tel: 030 / 9013 8276
Tel: 030 / 9013 8276
Tel: 030 / 9013 8335
Location facts & figures
Tel: 030 / 9013 7477
Tel: 030 / 9013 8335
We recommend the following institutions:
Berlin Partner is the perfect point of call for:
• Companies not yet domiciled in Berlin who would like to relocate
• Assistance to help select a prime location
• Staff training and development etc.
• Activities marketing Berlin as a business location,
• Business based in Berlin seeking to expand abroad
The Investitionsbank Berlin offers advice regarding financial support in Berlin. An initial meeting can be arranged via its general advice hotline at +49 (0) 30 - 2125 4747. Preliminary information in English on financial services can be obtained at: www.ibb.de
The Bürgschaftsbank zu Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH secures bank loans for businesses with the creative industry and takes shares in small and medium-sized businesses. An overview of relevant contacts in German can be found at: www.buergschaftsbank-berlin.de
The Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammer Berlin)encourages the improvement of institutional and financial conditions for creative industries. In order to counterbalance the shortcomings of small and medium-sized businesses in relation to big corporate companies the Chamber of Industry and Commerce fosters links between industry sectors. Moreover, it provides assistance with newly founded as well as expanding businesses.
Coordinator Creative Industries: Jürgen Scheppers
P: +49 (0)30-31510-676
F: +49 (0)30-31510-106
The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH promotes the film industry and everything that it entails: i.e. development of content and project realisation as well as production, distribution and sales. It offers guidance to artists within film industry concerning financial issues and provides opportunities for further training – both in creative as well as business fields.
Film funding: Christian Berg
P: +49 (0) 331 / 743 87-23
F: +49 (0) 331 / 743 87-99
The Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB) focuses on promoting diverse services - such as freedom of speech, opinion and information - within private TV and radio broadcasting. As well as restricting access to frequencies in order to prevent a monopoly on the media MABB’s work also stretches to financial support for people working in the media as well as projects furthering media skills and education.
'Berliner Beratungszentrum für Kulturförderung und Kreativwirtschaft'
Contact person: Melanie Seifart
gruenden-in-berlin.de is a central contact point for everyone who wants to set up a business in berlin. You will get practical support, advice and information for every phase of your business start-up. More information under: www.gruenden-in-berlin.de
media.net berlinbrandenburg e.V.
Network for media, information and communication industries, support of location marketing, platform to create synergies.
P: +49 (0)30-2125-3131
Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission
Support for production companies and film makers who want to shoot in Berlin-Brandenburg by offering multiple services
P: + 49 (0) 331 - 7438730
Berlin Music Commission
Promotion of the Berlin music industry, furthering international product and event marketing.
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Landesverband Berlin- Brandenburg e.V.
Lobbying for publishing houses and book retailers, promotion of book and reading culture, industry information for members as well as the general public.
P: 0049 30 2639-180
F. 0049 30 2639-1818
clubcommission berlin e.V.
Lobbying for club owners, event promoters, DJs etc. in politics and economy, a contact for information and guidance on the event industry
P: +49 (0) 30 2757-6699
F. +49 (0) 30 3087-5411
CREATE BERLIN e.V.
Promoting the economic potential of Berlin’s design industry on both national and international basis
P: +49 (0)30 - 28092808
F. +49 (0)30 - 28094712
- GAME Verband der deutschen Games-Branche.
Tel: 030 - 240 87 79 - 0
Fax. 030 - 240 87 79 - 11
Internationales Design Zentrum (IDZ)
Information on design (design transfer)
P: +49 (0)30 - 28095 111
F: +49 (0)30 - 28095 112
Kommunikationsverband, Club Berlin/Brandenburg
Network for professionals in communication, professional and personal exchange of experiences, lobbying for the communication industry, contract guidance
P: +49 (0)30 / 23 09 15 - 0
Network for Berlin music labels, exchange of experiences through joint presentations, work groups and listening sessions
P: + 49 (0)30- 303132872
Landesverband Berliner Galerien e.V. (LVBG)
Stabilisation and development of the location factor in art and the situation of galleries, promotion of networking activities in the cultural sphere
P: + 49 (0) 30/3101 97-14
F: + 49 (0) 30/3101 97-15
The Business Angels Club Berlin-Brandeburg e.V. sponsors entrepreneurs setting up or establishing innovative business structures in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and supports them by providing risk capital. For more information please visit: www.business-angels-berlin.de
The Berlin Technology Foundation offers advice in the field of innovation and technology and networks in order to combine applied science and economy, provides an opportunity for dialogue with the wealth of scientific institutions in the city and offers support for science-based, innovative individual projects. For more information please visit: www.technologiestiftung-berlin.de
The Hi-Tech Set-up Fund Management GmbH invests risk capital into young, high potential entrepreneurs in the field of technology. They make much-needed start-up funds available to technology-orientated businesses and provide the necessary supervision and support for the management. For more information please visit: www.high-tech-gruenderfonds.de
The Seventh Support Programme (RP7) brings all EU initiatives related to research playing a central role in the encouragement of growth, competitiveness and employment together. The programme co-finances individual projects. For more information please visit: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/home_de.html
The Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology offers diverse sponsorship programmes. For more information please consult: www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Navigation/technologie-und-innovation.html
The ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg GmbH (ZAB) is a further contact for the foundation of new businesses, development of innovative medium-sized businesses and for creating technology-oriented companies. The ZAB is the first point of call for all enquiries regarding sponsorship in the field of economy, innovation and foreign trade. It also provides advice on energy, technology transfer as well as cluster management. For more information please go to: www.zab-brandenburg.de
MEDIA is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry. MEDIA co-finances training initiatives for audiovisual industry professionals, the development of production projects (feature films, television drama, documentaries, animation and new media). Further information: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/media/index_en.htm
BERLIN SENATE CHANCELLERY – CULTURAL AFFAIRS REFERAT VD | SCHOLARSHIPS AND PROJECT FUNDING
Monika Fritsch | Tel. 90 228 718 firstname.lastname@example.org | project funding
Simone Hahn | Tel. 90 228 534 email@example.com | stipends, catalogue and website financing, aid for artists
Karin Steinweh-Göbler | Tel. 90 228 317 firstname.lastname@example.org | Society for urban development, programs for studios, studio matters, Kulturwerk BBK, DAAD, art archive Beeskow, Bernhard-Heiliger-Stiftung / Käuzchensteig, Tacheles, Pfefferwerk
Mareike Ligges | Tel. 90 228 711 email@example.com | venue funding, basic funding, project funding with focus on puppet theater, children’s theater, youth theater and music theater
Mirjana Jacob | Tel. 90 228 712 firstname.lastname@example.org | office of the jury, project funding with focus on performance theater and spoken theater
Inge Hildebrandt | Tel. 90 228 759 email@example.com | dance
Wolfgang Meyer | Tel. 90 228 536 firstname.lastname@example.org
International cultural exchanges
Marlis Micha | Tel. 90 228 756 email@example.com | stipends for stays abroad, non-European cultural exchanges
Inge Hildebrandt | Tel. 90 228 759 firstname.lastname@example.org | European cultural exchanges
Margarete Haaf-Sonntag | Tel. 90 228 748 email@example.com
fundimg for women artists
Karin Hofmann | Tel. 90 228 441 firstname.lastname@example.org
Uwe Sandhop | Tel. 90 228 755 email@example.com | light music, jazz, world music
Brigitta Razlag | Tel. 90 228 713 firstname.lastname@example.org | serious music and choir
Siegfried Langbehn | Tel. 90 228 744 email@example.com
Kulturförderpunkt Berlin: Direct consulting on cultural financing in Berlin
The German Information Center for promotion of the arts (Deutsches Informations Zentrum Kulturförderung) assembles information about private and public sponsors of arts and culture in an online database: www.kulturfoerderung.org/de
Information about promotion of the arts provided by the Federal Government of Germany Bundesregierung): www.bundesregierung.de/nn_774/Content/DE/StatischeSeiten/Breg/BKM/2007-11-28-kunst-und-kulturfoerderung.html
Cultural Contact Point Germany, promotional programs of the European Union: www.ccp-deutschland.de
Website of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V. Information on promotion of the arts in the European Union: www.europa-foerdert-kultur.info
The Association of German Foundations provides an index of all German foundations on their website: www.stiftungen.org
Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin www.lotto-stiftung-berlin.de
Federal Cultural Foundation www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/en
Arts Fund Foundation www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/en/bildende_kunst
German Literature Fund www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/en/literatur/
Performing Arts Fund www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/en/tanz_und_theater/
Sociocultural Fund www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/cms/en/soziokultur
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg www.medienboard.de/en
Please also check our database.