“Weltoffenes Berlin” fellowship programme, since 2018

Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Protecting artists and cultural professionals who are at risk or experiencing persecution and providing them with places of shelter; promoting artistic freedom and freedom of opinion in all countries; campaigning for international solidarity; enabling concrete advisory programmes and projects in Germany; promoting networking between German and international actors

Target groups:
Artists, media and cultural professionals; Berlin cultural actors

Expected results:
Facilitating access to professional life for artistic, media or cultural professionals who have left or wish to leave their former countries of residence due to political circumstances; setting up specific programmes and structures to support the target groups; strategically expanding existing programmes and structures and qualitatively strengthening them; enabling professional collaborations between Berlin cultural actors and working artists, media and cultural professionals (fellows); financially supporting 12-18 fellowships and 3-4 advisory projects per year

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

In 2018 and 2019, 29 fellowships funded via the "Weltoffenes Berlin" fellowship programmes and the "Advice, support, and networking for transnational professionals working in art, media, and culture" support programme in the fields of visual arts, acting, dance, film, music and journalism; for artists from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, Honduras and Poland

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

EU450,000 (2018); EU450,000 (2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
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