Terms of participation 2021

1What is The Power of the Arts?
 

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

The Power of the Arts awards projects and concepts which use art and culture to facilitate integration and inclusion irrespective of a person’s social situation, education level, disability, or origin.

The Power of the Arts is directed at the creators of culture and projects that leverage the integrative power of the arts for social and cultural equality as well as mutual understanding among all people, especially adults who have a migratory background and women.

In 2021, a total of four projects or concepts in the fields of music, art, theater, dance, literature, film, and applied arts will each be receiving an award of 50,000 euros.

In September 2021, an independent jury comprised of figures from art and culture-related fields will decide on the selection of awardees:. 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 founded by Deutsches Stiftungszentrum im Stifterverband (Donors’ Association for German Science), Netzwerk Junge Ohren e.V. (Young Ears Network), and Boros GmbH.

2Who can apply?
 

Eligibility for The Power of the Arts is open to all non-profit institutions and initiatives in Germany which leverage culture to advocate for social and cultural equality as well as understanding among all people in order to take down structural, social, and cultural barriers. Cross-disciplinary projects can also be submitted. One concept or project can be submitted per year. Project participants must be of legal adult age, and the project must be primarily oriented toward people aged 18 and over. Eligibility is open to concepts and projects with a realization period between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023. Projects beginning before 1 January 2022 may be considered for the award, provided funding is secured through other means up to the time at which funding from The Power of the Arts funding commences.

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

3What needs to be submitted for the application?
 

All applications are submitted exclusively using the online form in german language on the website of The Power of the Arts www.thepowerofthearts.de/bewerben. Submissions by postal mail will not be taken into consideration.

The online form requires the following information:

  • Description of the concept or project proposal and its objectives, basic artistic idea, implementation, and target groups
  • Costs and financial plan for the concept or project named, with a breakdown of the total project costs.
  • Declaration of consent on transferring a non-exclusive license for video and image material
  • Proof of recognition of non-profit status (current exemption notice) or proof that a corresponding application has been filed.
  • Declaration of Consent to the objectives of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
4What documents do awardees need to submit in order for the prize money to be paid out?
 
  • Annual report, if available
  • Last annual financial statement
  • Articles of association or by-laws
  • Application form for the prize money
  • Detailed cost and financing plan for the project
5Will it be necessary to submit an accounting report after the end of the project?
 

In accepting the prize money, the awardees are entering the obligation to use the prize money in line with the objects laid out in their application. The prize money’s use and the actual costs incurred must be evidenced and can be audited by the funding provider.

6Declaration of consent and usage
 

By submitting your application to The Power of the Arts, you are declaring your consent to the naming of you and your application/your institution in the press and publicity work of all organizations participating in The Power of the Arts as well as its media partners. This does not apply to commercial objectives for the purposes of product marketing. Furthermore, by submitting your application, you are transferring the usage rights held by you and your institution to all image material (moving/static) so that it can be used for The Power of the Arts communication online and offline. You confirm that consent to such use has been provided by all of the people shown in image material.

7Deadlines
 

The Power of the Arts call for applications begins on 15 April 2021. The application for The Power of the Arts can be submitted following registration via an online form by no later than 15 June 2021, 12:00am midnight. The Power of the Arts Project Office reviews applications exclusively with regard to formality criteria.

8Legal recourse
 

Legal recourse is excluded. Employees of the implementing organizations and of the sponsor as well as members of the jury and their organizations are not eligible to participate in The Power of the Arts.

9Data protection policy
 

The project office of The Power of the Arts as well as all participating implementing organizations undertake to handle the personal data of the submitted applications with care in compliance with the provision of relevant legal norms. The data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of the selection process and the 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. Withdrawal of consent and deletion of your personal information is possible at any time.

10Exclusion
 

In the event legal proceedings are filed against you and/or a representative of your project or institution in connection with the application submitted to The Power of the Arts, especially when a third party is challenging proprietary rights, Philip Morris GmbH as sponsor of The Power of the Arts reserves the right to exclude you from The Power of the Arts and the corresponding events at any time. Philip Morris GmbH as sponsor furthermore reserves the right to exclude you from The Power of the Arts and the corresponding events at any time if it becomes clear that you and/or a representative of your application do not feel obliged to the liberal and democratic constitutional order.