The Work of the Foundation

The Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg currently provides support to artists in the fields of visual and performing arts, music and literature as well as to promising young art critics and cultural managers, whose permanent residence or focus of work is in Baden-Württemberg, or who have spent a significant part of their life in Baden-Württemberg, which has been decisive for their artistic work. Grants of up to 12,000 EUR each are awarded annually and are not contingent on residing on site. The Foundation therefore remains committed to its central idea of providing individual support without compulsory attendance. In addition, the Foundation is constantly striving to expand its funding program with new grants and prizes and to respond to current forms of artistic production.

In addition to the awarding of grants, the primary work of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg consists of organising exhibitions, concerts, and readings both in house and with other regional and national partners. Furthermore, publications such as artist books, literary journals and CDs play an essential role by helping grantees generate greater exposure for their work and also by serving as a valuable record of the Foundation and its promotional work. The Foundation’s Yearbook documents both the work of the grantees as well as the activities of the Foundation itself.

In addition to the grants, the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg also awards two art prizes as part of its diverse programme of support: the Maria Ensle Prize and the Peter Hans Hofschneider Prize have each been made possible through a generous inheritance.

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