Workshop: Financial plans and administration for media art projects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Temporary Gallery, Mauritiuswall 35, 50676 Cologne
Organizer: Office

In cooperation with the Temporary Gallery, the office organized a workshop for media-artists, which provided practical tools for projectmanagement of media-art-projects. After two preceding workshops, which dealt with funding applications and tools for time- and resource- planning, the workshop on December 16th focused on the finances and controlling of an art-project.

The workshop was divided into different parts. In addition to keynote speeches and the joint analysis of examples, the main focus was on the participants’ questions regarding to their own projects. The two speakers, Johanna Knott and Harald Redmer, provided a practical insight into the subject matter and helped with concrete questions.


Introduction: Public funds in NRW (subsidy law / eligible costs, state-travel cost-law)

Drawing up a budget on the basis of an example / What should be taken into account?

Questions, own projects / financial plans

Introduction of controlling

Introduction Where-used list

Seminar leader:

Harald Redmer, since 2013 managing director of the NRW State Office for the Independent Performing Arts, actor, artist, freelance producer.
Johanna Knott, since 2013 member of staff at the NRW State Office for the Independent Performing Arts and responsible for the allocation of project funds; cultural manager, cinema operator.
The NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. is a sponsor and lobbyist, service provider and political mouthpiece for the performing arts in NRW. Basically, the work of the NRW Landesbüro covers 5 subject areas: 1. imparting knowledge (specialist-forums, further training, conferences, etc.) 2. representing the scene in important institutions and committees (BUFT, Kulturrat NRW, curatorial boards, etc.) 3. providing artists with project-funding (advice, awards, mediation, etc.) 4. networking the scene with qualified mentors, producers, etc. 5. and implementing its own events (FAVORITES, specialist-conferences, etc.).

The workshop-series of the office was aimed at young media-artists, who live and/or work in North Rhine-Westphalia. Especially addressed were graduates of art- and design-colleges in NRW. The focus was on topics such as funding applications, projectmanagement/self-organisation, legal forms in independent work and the development of concepts in words and pictures.
The workshop-series drew on the wealth of experience and knowledge of the partners of and actively integrated them into the design of the series.

The office was supported by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Office hosted by: Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund.