Welcome!

We are facing challenging times and big transitions in civil society and the cultural sphere.

How do they affect the way we work as cultural and social actors? Do existing funding structures meet our needs facing these challenges?


The Round Table Funding Structures is a platform to share and discuss observations, critiques and wishes towards existing funding structures in the (socio)cultural field.
It consists of online discussions, a survey collecting input and opinions as well as live meetings supported by the BAN Culture Cluster.

The Round Table Funding Structures invites artists, cultural managers and activists to share their experiences, discuss and envision funding structures that meet the needs of the changing field.

The Round Table Funding Structures opens the dialogue with funders and discusses future perspectives. Many private and public funding bodies are currently re-thinking their ways of supporting civil and artistic initiatives and projects.

This is the right time to gather your experiences and best practice examples.

About the initiators

We are two members of the Culture Cluster of the Bosch Alumni Network


Valentin Schmehl is a freelance cultural activist and dancer, alumni of the programmes 
Tandem ShamlCitizens Lab and START. He is a programme manager at the Other Music Academy Weimar, a sociocultural center developing methods of community empowerment in international projects.


Sigrid Hilmer currently coordinates the exchange programme 
Szenenwechsel (Change of Scene) for transnational collaborations in the performing arts and has longtime experience in working in the area of performing arts and international cultural exchange, i.e. at The British Council, in German state theatre and the independent performing arts sector.