Cultural Funding Guideline of the Studentenwerk

The guideline applies to the awarding of funds, which you should read carefully beforehand (see principle dated 01-28-2021).

  • Principles & Aims

    (1) True to the motto “By students for students”, the cultural funding by Studentenwerk supports students of the universities and academies belonging to Studentenwerk Leipzig in engaging in cultural activities together. Students are through the awarding of cultural funding enabled to realize their creative ideas according to their own conceptions.

    (2) The cultural funding of the Studentenwerk Leipzig thus aims to promote the development of the diverse and lively student culture in Leipzig by supporting students in realizing their cultural projects.

    (3) The funds available for cultural funding are included in the annual budget established by the Studentenwerk Leipzig. The amount of the funds is determined by the administrative board of the Studentenwerk depending on the financial situation at the time.

  • Use of Cultural Funding

    The following rules apply to the granting of cultural funds:

    (1) Cultural funds are granted for cultural projects and events of students as well as cultural activities of students. As a rule, the funded projects should take place in Leipzig.

    (2) Cultural funds are granted upon application. Only students or groups consisting mostly of students, who are liable to pay semester fees to Studentenwerk Leipzig, can file the application.

    (3) The application must be submitted by form. The planned use of the cultural funding must be presented in a finance plan. It is required for cultural funding that the involved students work non-commercially.

    (4) Cultural funds can be granted and paid at a rate of maximum 49 percent of the total expenses for a project or event.

    (5) The funded projects and events should be announced and promoted appropriately among Leipzig’s students. Cultural funding received from the Studentenwerk must be indicated. Studentenwerk offers advertising options for this purpose and can also publish events appropriately.

    (6) We will not fund cultural projects in close connection with the course of studies or serving the interest of only one or a few students, as well as projects pursuing mostly political or religious objectives and sports projects. Cultural projects that are under the responsibility of a university or one of its institutions (e.g. alumni work, institute and graduation celebrations, university companies) are similarly not eligible for funding.

    (7) There is no legal entitlement to cultural funding.

  • Procedure

    The following rules apply to the cultural funding procedure:

    (1) For the grant of cultural funding, the board of administration of Studentenwerk Leipzig appoints the culture committee, which consists of two student members of the board of administration and two Studentenwerk employees. The culture committee usually meets once a month to discuss applications for cultural funding and to decide on the amount of cultural funding per application.

    (2) In order to help the applicants, Studentenwerk provides a catalog of questions and answers and guidelines containing more detailed information on funding requirements, application procedure, and payment requirements.

    (3) Applications for cultural funding must be filed with Studentenwerk at the latest four weeks before the realization phase of the project starts or the event takes place. The applicants must prove the compliance with the requirements for cultural funding in a suitable form.

    (4) Decisions can be postponed, if the application is incomplete or in case of doubts or questions. The cultural committee may define specific terms for the granted cultural funds.

    (5) The applicants will be informed in writing about the decision of the culture committee within two weeks after the decision was made.

    (6) For payment of the granted cultural funds, the applicants need to submit reports on the realization of the project and the implementation of their financial plan. All expenditures and receipts therefore must be documented. To hand over the documents an appointment with Studentenwerk must be scheduled three months at the latest after the project was realized or the last event took place.

  • Studentenwerk Logo

    If the Studentenwerk Leipzig grants cultural funding, the Studentenwerk logo with the addition “Kulturförderung” (cultural funding) must be placed on all advertising materials. The Studentenwerk logo is available for download at the end of this page.

    Printing the logo in connection with discriminatory, sexist, and violence-glorifying contents and motifs is prohibited and may lead to the withdrawal of granted funds.

  • Culture Committee

    To decide on the grant of cultural funds, the board of administration of the Studentenwerk has assigned the culture committee, which consists of two student representatives of the board of administration and two Studentenwerk employees.


    Grit Schräpel – Head of accounting at Studentenwerk Leipzig

    Tina Krenkel – Main administrator Culture at Studentenwerk Leipzig

    Elena Heier – Student of Leipzig University and member of the board of administration of Studentenwerk Leipzig

    Rebecca Chammas – Student of Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig (University of Music and Theatre) and member of the board of administration of Studentenwerk Leipzig

Tina Krenkel

Cultural Funding

Goethestraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 9659-609

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