GVL gets involved in the scholarship programme of the collective management organisations as part of NEUSTART KULTUR
In the context of the scholarship programme of the collective management organisations via NEUSTART KULTUR which has been set up by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), GVL is planning to offer a scholarship programme of €30m. The scholarships for artistic projects amounting to €5,000 are to be granted to freelance performers or those that are only employed for the duration of the production.
The scholarship programme has been created for four months and is expected to start in August 2021. Several independent juries of experts decide on the approval of the scholarships but there is no legal claim to a funding. The applications for the scholarships will be processed in accordance with the order of their receipt.
Two weeks before the start of the application phase, probably in August 2021, we are going to provide comprehensive information to all interested parties on the website www.gvl.de.
Tilo Gerlach, Managing Director of GVL: “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been of great importance to us to counteract the drastic impact which mainly freelance performers have felt for more than a year now. We are even happier because of the trust that the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media is placing in us by letting us participate in the implementation of the scholarship programme of the collective management organisations in NEUSTART KULTUR.”
In the context of its own COVID-19 aid payments, GVL was able to carry out advance payments in the past year (on top of the eight regular distribution runs) as well as make additional COVID-19 aid payments amounting to tens of millions of Euros for performers and producers.
Further information on the scholarship programme of the collective management organisations in NEUSTART KULTUR can be found here: www.kulturstaatsministerin.de/neustartkultur
Those who render artistic performances or create the respective financial basis for the latter must receive money for the exploitation of their performances. GVL, the collective management organisation for the administration of neighbouring rights, has been processing such exploitations for more than 60 years. https://www.gvl.de/chronik.
GVL pays the fees it collects on a fiduciary basis from radio and TV stations for the public performance (e.g. in restaurants or cafés), among others, to its members in the form of a remuneration. More than 160,000 performers, producers of sound recordings and audiovisual recordings, music and music video clip producers as well as event organisers have placed their trust in GVL on a global level - and thus make GVL one of the biggest collective management organisations and music licensing companies for neighbouring rights in the world. At the same time, the GVL represents the largest classical repertoire worldwide.
Associates of GVL are the German Orchestra Association (DOV), the Federal Association of the Music Industry (BVMI) as well as the Federal Acting Association (BFFS).
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