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Eligibility is open to non-profit institutions whose projects and initiatives use art and culture to advocate for social and cultural equality and aim to take down structural, social, and cultural barriers in the interest of a diverse and democratic society. The award is given to projects or concepts that are yet to be realized or have just started being rolled out. To be eligible, the submitting institution must have non-profit status and be based in Germany. Furthermore, all project participants must be of legal adult age, and the project must be primarily oriented toward people aged 18 and over.
The jury procedure for The Power of the Arts is carried out over two stages. As part of this process, all applications are fully considered and reviewed. A preliminary selection of projects is proposed to the jury from which the awardees could be chosen. The jury receives a list of all applications submitted with an opportunity to review further applications and take them into consideration while selecting the award winners.
The jury of The Power of the Arts is comprised of prominent figures from arts and culture who bear internationally recognized professional expertise and likewise stand for the diversity of our society. The jury is appointed anew each year by the sponsor of the initiative The Power of the Arts, Philip Morris GmbH. Information about the jury members can be found on the website. Most of jury members have been on the jury since the first call for entries. While there can be changed in the line-up are possible, there is an intention to further develop the award in terms of content and quality along a continued discourse. The jury strives for the highest level of professionalism, esteem, and respect in the selection process for and the debate over the awardee projects.
Yes, that is possible. It will be advantageous for the project description to focus on potential evaluation and advances the project has experienced.
The following steps need to be taken to apply to The Power of the Arts:
- Registration opens on 20 April 2023 at thepowerofthearts.de under the menu item “Bewerbung” / “Application”.
- You’ll then receive your login information via email.
- You can use that information to login and start the application right away.
Alternative application option: We kindly ask applicants who are not able to submit an application via the form due to an impairment to please contact the Support Office. We will be happy to work with you to find a suitable way for entering your application – e.g. via interview (audio/video). You can reach the Support Office at +49 (0)30 53 00 29 45 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we’ll require a bit of advanced notice, so be sure to get in touch well before the application period closes – no later than Monday, 5 June 2023 – so that the application deadline can be met.
The application deadline is midnight (12:00am) on 30 June 2023.
Confirmation of your application is sent automatically. If you haven’t received it yet, then please first check whether you entered your email address correctly, and also be sure to check your spam folder. If you still can’t find an email, then please contact the Support Office at email@example.com or over the phone at +49 (0) 30 53 00 29 45.
It is important to us that you use the awardee logo of The Power of the Arts, which makes reference to the sponsor, Philip Morris GmbH, on your website and when information about the winning project is published.
The Support Office is happy to be at your service for all questions regarding content as well as for technical assistance. You can reach it at +49 (0) 30 53 00 29 45, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and also via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The demand for assistance is higher toward the end of the application period, which means waiting times are to be expected. Therefore, do be sure to contact the Support Office as early as possible with your questions.
The Power of the Arts award for promoting art and culture was initiated by Philip Morris GmbH in 2017. The funding as well as the entire infrastructure for the competition is provided by Philip Morris GmbH. This award is in no way associated with the company’s products.
The promotion of non-profit projects comprises part of Philip Morris GmbH’s long-standing tradition of social and cultural engagement. Philip Morris GmbH sponsors projects for the socially and physically disadvantaged, projects against domestic violence, projects for the promotion of women’s issues, for education, and for income-generating measures for young adults. The company has been well known since the 60s as a patron of large-scale collections, exhibitions, and artists. Since 2017, the company has been combining both of these aspects via The Power of the Arts, supporting non-profit institutions which use art and culture to promote social participation for all.
The company’s socio-political commitment is summarized under Corporate Democratic Responsibility. With its study “How we really live” (Original German title: “Wie wir wirklich leben”), the company investigates in partnership with the Rheingold Institute the citizenry’s expectations on politics as well as how they want to be involved in political decision-making processes. In 2021, Philip Morris GmbH initiated Power for Democracy, an award for projects which strive to strengthen democracy.