The RKP - Regional Culture Programme NRW is a programme of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. With it, the state government supports cultural projects in all ten cultural regions of NRW in order to strengthen the profile and identity of the regions.
Aims of the programme:
The basis for funding projects with this programme is the "Cultural Mission Statement" of a region. It shows the strengths and characteristics of a region and is an orientation and signpost for the further profiling of a cultural region.
You can find out more about the Münsterland's mission statement here.
If you want to apply for RKP funding with your cultural project, it should meet these criteria:
These criteria apply throughout the state. We would be happy to explain the individual points in a personal conversation.
With the RKP, you receive funding of a maximum of 50 percent of the total costs.
Since funding year 2022, you can apply for "supplementary funds for barrier-free measures" of up to 5,000 euros per project for your RKP project. In the event of a funding decision, these funds will be granted in addition to the RKP project funds. You can find more information on barrier-free measures in the work aid, in the glossary and on the website of the RKP.
You have an idea for a regional project? Let us advise you!
Tell us about your idea - sometimes we can help you with a short phone call and quickly assess whether your idea fits the RKP. We will then be happy to arrange a consultation appointment. Your project idea does not have to be ready for application at this point. We will be happy to point you to (other) possible cooperation partners. Please note: at least one consultation must be made in good time before submitting an application. The application deadline is 30 September each year.
Here you will find the project data sheet, which must be submitted by 30 September each year. You have the option of submitting the project data sheet as an interim status. This way you can continue to work on the content until the final submission. Again, if you have any questions, please contact us.
Have you submitted the final project data sheet? Then it's time to wait and see. The regional committee, the Kulturrat Münsterland, will discuss the submitted projects in its meeting (end of October/beginning of November) and make its funding recommendations.
In mid-November, we will inform you by email whether a funding recommendation has been made for your project. If yes, you will receive the form for the so-called "application for funding" with our email.
The application for funding must be submitted to the Münster District Government by 30 November. You can use the information from the project data sheet that you submitted. If necessary, further information can be added.
The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia makes the final decision on all project applications submitted.
As soon as the state of NRW has deliberated on revenues and expenditures for the coming year, it releases the so-called budget and allocates the financial resources to the respective district governments.
You receive a notification of funding from the Münster district government. Now you can get started with your project.
Have you started your project? Then we would be happy if you kept us up to date. We will be happy to promote your project through our channels and remain your contact if you have any questions about funding.
The logo of the Ministry of Culture and Science and the logo for the RKP - Regionales Kultur Programm NRW are available for download as a zip logo package. If you have any questions about the use of the logos, please contact us.