The Power of the Arts award is entering its fifth round

The new application round will start on April 15, 2021. With a total of 200,000 euros we will support again four outstanding initiatives and institutions that use art to promote an open society. Those interested in applying can register now for the application process.

March 24, 2021

For many artists, the Corona crisis has become a threat to their existence. “This is one of the reasons why The Power of the Arts – on its fifth anniversary in 2021 – has a special significance. Art and culture reflect social debates, create spaces for discussion and can help to overcome social tensions and make a very concrete contribution to constructive coexistence. Strengthening this is a matter of great importance for us,” says Claudia Oeking, Director External Affairs of Philip Morris GmbH.

Since 2017, 22 award winners have been selected and supported with a total of 800,000 euros – from a wide variety of fields ranging from visual and applied arts to dance, music, film, literature and theatre. The concrete thematic focuses of the projects are as diverse as the committed artists behind them.

In order to offer effective and sustainable support to artists and cultural organizations, The Power of the Arts will again support four projects with a total of 200,000 euros in 2021. This makes The Power of the Arts one of the highest endowed awards in the field of art and culture in Germany. Projects in the planning stage as well as projects whose implementation has already begun can be submitted.

We look forward to receive many exciting applications!