Hamburger Gagenfonds (english)

Here you can apply as musicians, bands, music projects, collectives or artistic DJs from the Hanseatic City of Hamburg for the Hamburger Gagenfonds. The grant shall enable musicians and DJs to be creative and innovative in times of COVID-19.
From 01 – 31 January 2021, the Hamburg Gagenfonds will take a break. More futher information see below…

3rd funding round from March 1st – August 31st, 2021 (extended! orginally until April 30th)

As of March 1st 2021, 14h, applications for funding can again be submitted to the Hamburger Gagenfonds for concerts played in 2020 AND for concerts in 2021. NOTE: We can only grant fee subsidies for concerts that have taken place and for which all necessary proof has been provided. A fee subsidy for concerts in the future is not possible.
As before, funding cannot be applied for cancelled concerts, tours and DJ sets.

Applicants who are already registered log in on the right hand side and can submit applications directly. Users who are not yet registered have to first register with the Hamburger Gagenfonds and enter their profile data before they can submit applications.

Please read the application guidelines in advance. We recommend that you gather all the necessary proofs and receipts before submitting your application to make sure you get through the application process quickly. You can find out which documents are required in the guidelines below.

If you have any further questions or would like to give us feedback, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at +49 40 317 927 01 (Tue+Wed+Fr, 12am-5pm).

1st funding round: October 22nd to November 20nd 2020
2nd funding round: November 21st to December 31st 2020
3rd funding round: March 1st to August 31st 2021 (extended! orginially until April 30th)

Four steps to a complete application:

  1. 1. Read the guidelines
  2. 2. Register with your e-mail address and password of your choice
  3. 3. Create a profile with details and evidence of your professional musical work
  4. 4. Apply for the grant with details and proof of the played concert/DJ-set and the received fee/donation

Please note: The forwarding to the application form may take a short moment.

Der Hamburger Gagenfonds ist ein Projekt von RockCity Hamburg e.V. in Zusammenarbeit mit der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg.