Terms of participation 2020

1What is The Power of the Arts?
 

The Power of the Arts is an initiative from Philip Morris GmbH.

The Power of the Arts honors projects and concepts that use art and culture to facilitate integration and inclusion for people irrespective of their social situation, level of education, disability, or place of origin.

The Power of the Arts is directed at creative artists and projects who use the integrative power of the arts for social and cultural equality as well as understanding among all people, especially adults with a migration background and women.

In 2020, a sum of EUR 20,000 each will be awarded to a total of ten projects or concepts from the fields of music, art, theater, dance, literature, film, and applied arts with target groups of people aged 18 and over. In view of the current exceptional situation caused by the Corona Pandemic for those in art and culture, the initiators have decided to award the prize money to ten projects and initiatives this year, instead of four as in previous years.

An independent jury comprised of prominent figures from art, culture, and science will be selecting awardees in September 2020. The jury is appointed by the initiator and sponsor of The Power of the Arts, Philip Morris GmbH.

The Power of the Arts is carried out by the following organizations and companies: International Giving Foundation of the Deutsches Stiftungszentrums im Stifterverband, Netzwerk Junge Ohren e.V., and Boros GmbH.

2Who can apply?
 

Application for The Power of the Arts is open to all non-profit institutions and initiatives in Germany that use culture to promote social and cultural equality as well as understanding among all people in order to break down structural, social, and cultural barriers. One concept or project can be submitted per year. Concepts and projects with an implementation period between 1 Jan 2021 and 31 Dec 2022 are eligible. Projects that have already begun before 1 Jan 2021 can be considered for the award provided their financing has been secured by other means until the start of funding from The Power of the Arts. 

All applicants and their project participants agree to comply with the goals laid out in the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

3What needs to be submitted for the application?
 

All applications are submitted exclusively via an online form on the website of The Power of the Arts www.thepowerofthearts.de. Submissions by postal mail will not be taken into consideration.

The online form consists of the following:

  • Description of the concept or project proposal with its objectives, basic artistic idea, implementation, and target groups
  • Cost and finance plan for the concept or project, specifying how the award sum of EUR 20,000 is going to be used
  • Declaration of consent on assigning a non-exclusive license for video and image material
  • Declaration of agreement with the goals laid out in the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
4What documents do the ten awardees need to submit in order to receive the prize money?
 
  • Current certificate of exemption
  • Annual report, if available
  • Last financial statement
  • Statutes or by-laws
  • Application form for the prize money
  • Detailed cost and finance plan for the project
5Will a financial report be necessary once the project is finished?
 

By accepting the prize money, you are entering the obligation to use it in accordance with the objectives set out in the application. Use of the prize money and the actual costs must be evidenced and can be audited by the sponsor.

6Declaration of consent and usage
 

By applying to The Power of the Arts, you are agreeing to you and your application / institution being named and portrayed in the press and PR materials of all organizations participating in The Power of the Arts as well as media partners. This does not apply to commercial objectives for the purposes of product marketing. Furthermore, with respect to your application and your institution, you are granting the participating project partners simple usage rights to any image material you send (moving/static) for use in online and offline communication regarding The Power of the Arts. You are further confirming that consent has been obtained from all persons appearing in image material for this use.

7Deadlines
 

The Power of the Arts call for applications will start on 15 May 2020. Following registration, applying for The Power of the Arts can be carried out via an online form, which must be submitted by no later than 12:00am midnight on 15 July 2020. The project office at The Power of the Arts reviews applications exclusively with respect whether the formality criteria have been met.

8Legal recourse
 

Legal recourse is excluded. Employees at the implementing organizations and the sponsor as well as members of the jury and their organizations cannot participate in The Power of the Arts.

9Data protection
 

The project office at The Power of the Arts as well as all participating implementing organizations enter the obligation to handle personal data from application submissions with care and in compliance with the provisions laid out in applicable legal regulations. Such data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection procedure and implementation of The Power of the Arts. By providing personal information, you are permitting us to save and use such information in accordance with data protection legislation and this declaration. Objection and therefore deletion of your personal data is possible at any time.

10Exclusion
 

In the event that legal action is taken now or in the future against you or a representative of your project or institution in connection with the application submitted to The Power of the Arts, especially if legal ownership is being challenged by a third party, Philip Morris GmbH reserves the right as sponsor to exclude you from The Power of the Arts and subsequent events at any time. As sponsor, Philip Morris GmbH furthermore reserves the right to exclude you from The Power of the Arts and subsequent events at any time if you or a representative display in the application a lack of commitment to the fundamental values of freedom and democracy.