First Munich Crowdfunding Competition

Event Details

In collaboration with the Komepetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft of the city of Munich and startnext

Application Phase (05/31/17 - 07/10/17)

Preparation Phase (07/15/17 – 09/30/17)

Funding Phase (10/02/17 – 11/19/17)

Election Party (11/19/17)

Further information:


In cooperation with the Kompetenzteam Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft der Stadt München

Urban spaces are constantly changing. Something new appears and then something old disappears to make room for something new again. We react to this urban space, claim it as our own, occupy it, meet up with others there and establish relationships with people and spaces. This is the inspiration behind Munich's first crowdfunding competition. We're looking for your project – anything connected to Munich's public spaces and environment, and their ever-changing face. Whether performance, music production, urban gardening, StreetArt, public participation projects or purely artistic – the sky's the limit when it comes to genre and format.

The contest is open to:

  • anybody involved in culture and art, artists of all kinds, associations, organisations, companies, students, alumni and general citizens
  • who are planning an artistic-cultural project, involving Munich's public spaces and environment, and which will be ready for implementation in 2018
  • and want to start a crowdfunding project on Startnext with a fund-raising goal of at least €5,000 up to a maximum of €15,000.

We congratulate all projects that have reached their funding goal! We look forward to an exciting next year with you!

Finde-dein-Isarherz | Eva Dahme

mit alles? | Saffet Cokgezen

München - Die Seele einer Stadt | Natascha Küderli, Jürgen Klammt, Mirjam Medema

Schallschutzhaube für Musiker | Simon Bruckbauer

Wanderbaumallee | Green City e.V.

And of course a big thank you to all participants! There were a total of eleven great projects that made it to the funding phase of the competition.

#12 Erfahrungen. Die Radlküche | Michael Bischoff

Ballooon Art | Bernd Sauter

CrowdKUNST zur Integration - KETURI | Patricia Munro

München bittet zu Tisch | Ulinka Wagner

Munich Artwalk | Marcus Morba

Plakataktion Weiße Rose | Alexander Guthe

Prize money
The contest will distribute a total of €10,000 in prize money in the form of financial grants.
The grants will be split up in the following manner:
Campaign Prize
1st place: €3,000
2nd place: €2,000
3rd place: €1,000

Public Prize: €1,000

Jury Prize: up to €3,000


Cooperation partners




Exhibition in cooperation with Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG

Hands Off The Wall

Graffiti Festival for Women

Schamrock 2020

Poetry for Future

Unfolding Eastern Munich

Panel discussion and book presentation



2020 (6)
Out Of The Box 2020

Das außergewöhnlichste Musikfestival Münchens

The Digital Storytelling Lab

2-day lab to craft your innovation story.

This Might Be A Place For Humming Birds

Ausstellung: This Might Be A Place For Humming Birds



Transmediales Musiktheater von Marc Sinan mit einem Libretto von Maike Wetzel

Jugend hackt!


d'mage Paper Residency 2020: Alex Lebus

In collaboration with d'mage Berlin

2019 (15)
Hallway Party

Become a hallway sponsor


Music and art education project

Out Of The Box

The most extraordinary music festival in Munich


The projects of the first Munich crowdfunding competition

Kunstpreis Rampe

Ausschreibung für Kunstwerk im öffentlichen Raum

Endless Pleasures - GHOSTS

Zweiteiliges Musiktheater der Marc Sinan Company

Pandora's Box Opened

Digital art created by artificial intelligence
curated by Benjmain Jantzen


In Cooperation with the Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore / India

d'mage summer residency

in cooperation with d'mage Berlin

BOXenstopp #1

with Nadja Schöllhammer and Vivek Muthuramalingam


whiteBOX-Residency Lia Sáile


Excerpt of Pandora's Box Openend at ARTMUC

Long Night of Museums

Ateliers und Ausstellung ECOPOLIS geöffnet

Frequencies by Tatjana Busch

Light installation

Hallway Party

Werden Sie Flurpate

2018 (17)

The whiteBOX artists present their works

Winter Songs

Icemusic concert


Kids concert


Ausstellung mit Dauerperformance

Champion The Best 2018

Urban Hip Hop Dance Battle

In Transition

Positions on the transformation of the city

Culture shock or congenial synthesis?

The New Concert Hall at the Werksviertel

Long Night Of Music

at the Guest studio


Reading and performance

Münchener Biennale

Festival for new music theater

Das Leuchtturmprojekt

Concert and Performance at WERK3

homegrOWN #02

Exhibition at the Gastatelier

ARD Music Competition

Special concert at the whiteBOX


Europe Inside/Outside

Funk The System

Hip Hop Festival

homegrOWN #03

Cosmic Science & Art

Open Studios

Die whiteBOX-Künstler präsentierten ihre Arbeiten

2017 (18)

New media art exhibition

Double Road

Artists in Residence from Bangalore, India

Living Colors

Sound and Color Perfomance

I EXIST - to Rajasthan

Scenic concert


Award winners Munich Art Award "zwei:eins"

Double Road - Residency

Artists in Residence from Bangalore, India

Double Road -Exhibition

Exhibition of the artists from Bangalore/India


Youth Orchestra Festival


Artist in Residence: Aline Brugel

homegrOWN #1

homegrOWN #1  „Passage:Werk - Silke Witzsch“

Champion The Best

Urban Hip Hop Dance Battle

Uncanny Conditions

A Virtual Reality-Exhibition

Fleisch und Stein

Positions on the transformation of the city and appropriation of urban spaces

The Long Night of Museums

with performance and concerts at the whiteBOX

Juki 2017

Participation day for the whole family at the Werksviertel Mitte


ARTMUC featuring whiteBOX

New Munich Concert Hall

1st Prize to Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architects

First Munich Crowdfunding Competition

2016 (10)

Theatre-Performance-Parcours with the production office MILK


Youth Orchestra Festival

Space Unfolding

Trondheim Voices & Asle Karstad with Kurt Laurenz Theinert

Everything is a Remix

Exhibition, installations & events


Street Culture Festival


Interactive exhibition of the Nemetschek-Stiftung


Children's and youth festival at Werksviertel Mitte

Funk the System

HipHop-Festival with shows, battles and more

Open Studios

The whiteBOX-artists present themselves

Hallway Party

Become a hallway sponsor at whiteBOX

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