In the field of art, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung focuses on contemporary photography as well as contemporary sculptures and installations using the medium of glass. A central concern is the improvement of training opportunities for artists working in the foundation’s funding priorities.

Together with universities, glass schools and academies, the foundation works on the further development of training programs and supports the acquisition of adequate technical equipment. The foundation also supports individual artists in various projects. Museums and exhibition houses are supported primarily within the framework of long-term funding programs, through the support of ambitious exhibition projects and the financing of important acquisitions.

Alexander Tutsek Photography Grant

Support Program for Photographers

In 2023, the new Alexander Tutsek Photography Grant has been added to the foundation’s diverse art funding program. With a focus on contemporary photography, it is part of the foundation’s comprehensive support for established artists and up-and-coming talents working in the field of contemporary photography or with glass as a material.

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Women Artists and Child

New Funding Program

The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is launching a new scholarship program in 2023. The program Women Artists and Child supports freelance women artists living in Germany who work with the material glass and have a child not yet going to school.

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Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V.

Award of Scholarships - International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau

In 2024, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung will award up to ten scholarships for participation in a workshop at the International Summer Academy Bild-Werk Frauenau. In this way, the foundation would like to support budding artists who work with the medium of glass and make it easier for them to start their careers.

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C/O Berlin

Support of the C/O Berlin Talent Awards

Supporting and accompanying young talents on their artistic path is an integral part of the activities and self-image of the C/O Berlin Foundation – a concern that is also shared by the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. This is why the foundation has decided to support the C/O Berlin Talent Award on a long-term basis in 2020.

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Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V.

Three-Year Funding of the International Summer Academy

From 2018 to 2020, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has funded the International Summer Academy of Bild-Werk Frauenau e.V. for three years. The funding from the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung was intended to provide planning security and create a free space to develop sustainable concepts for securing the future of Bild-Werk Frauenau.

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Pilchuck Glass School

Funding Program for Participation in Workshops

Supporting the education of artists working with glass is an important focus of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung’s funding activities. Since 2018, it has been providing financial support to enable artists who are resident and permanently living in Germany to participate in one of the programs of the renowned Pilchuck Glass School.

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Haus der Kunst

Long-Term Funding as Major Supporter

The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung has been a partner and major supporter of Haus der Kunst in Munich since 2016. After initially funding individual projects in the field of photography, the foundation made the decision in 2016 to make its support comprehensive and long-term.
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Pinakothek der Moderne

Support of the Three-Part Exhibition Series Photography Today

In 2016, the Photography and New Media Collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne developed a new exhibition concept that was fully supported by the Alexander Tutsek-Siftung: a three-part exhibition series entitled Photography Today – Artistic Photography in the Digital Age, which explores current positions in international contemporary photographic art.

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Koblenz University of Applied Science, Staatliche Glasfachschule Rheinbach, Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Education Support in Glass Schools and Glass Classes

The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung conducts a major funding program through which it sponsors glass schools and glass classes at art academies both nationally and internationally. The aim of this commitment of the foundation is to improve the education for students who want to work with glass as a material in art.

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Haus der Kunst

Exhibition Support Thomas Struth: Figure Ground

In addition to its ongoing commitment as the main supporter of Haus der Kunst, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung exclusively funded the comprehensive Thomas Struth exhibition at Munich’s Haus der Kunst in 2018. The retrospective, entitled Thomas Struth: Figure Ground, covered all phases of Thomas Struth’s outstanding as well as consistent artistic achievements over the past four decades.

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Haus der Kunst

Exhibition Support James Casebere. Fugitive

In its funding focus on art, institutional support has been an important area of activity for the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung for many years. One of the first projects in this framework in 2016 was the exclusive funding of the photography exhibition James Casebere. Flüchtig at the Haus der Kunst in Munich.

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Expansion of the Foundation's Collection

Acquisition of Over 100 sculptures by Erwin Eisch

The first exhibition in the Alexander Tutsek-Sitftung’s Master I Meister series was dedicated to the important artist Erwin Eisch, one of the founding fathers of the international studio glass movement. Shortly thereafter, the foundation was able to acquire over 100 sculptures by Erwin Eisch from a private collection, thus expanding its own already considerable collection.

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Funding Requests

Before submitting a project for funding, please verify that it meets the foundation’s funding areas.


The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung’s funding priorities are:

Contemporary photography as well as sculptures and installations with the medium glass.

We ask for your understanding that only funding requests submitted via the form on the website will be processed.

Funding applications are decided once a quarter.

Deadlines for applications:
Application by January 31, 2024 – Project start and funding by July 1, 2024
Application by April 30, 2024 – Project start and funding by October 1, 2024

Funding is approved in the form of a written funding commitment. For larger projects, a funding agreement will be concluded. In the event of a rejection, you will also be notified in writing.

Contact for queries
If you have any questions about funding, please contact us only in writing to Katharina Wenkler (


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