Alejandra Seeber, Speech bubble (verde iride), 2014

© Alejandra Seeber

New funding program

Women Artists and Child

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

The aim of the new project is to give mothers the freedom to master the challenge of child and art. Up to five scholarships will be awarded, each for a period of 12 months at EUR 5,000 per month. The scholarship is intended to enable women artists who have completed their training to devote themselves to their artistic work and develop concrete professional perspectives.

The generous funding allows the women artists to afford comprehensive childcare and gives them the freedom to go on educational trips, attend courses or rent a studio. The women artists are thus given the opportunity to experiment, develop artistically and realize their own projects.

Conditions of participation

1. Eligibility
The scholarship is directed at freelance women artists who work with the material glass and who have a child not yet going to school and living in the same household for the duration of the sponsorship. The artist must be resident in Germany at the time of application and during the period of sponsorship.

2. Documents
The following documents must be submitted:

  • Copy of identity card (front and back) and contact details (e-mail, telephone, website)
  • Proof of domicile and permanent residence in Germany at the time of application and for the duration of the sponsorship (certificate of registration)
  • Proof of the child’s place of residence (child’s passport or certificate of registration)
  • Short biography showing artistic career and previous experience in working with the material glass as well as publications and exhibitions (1-2 pages in an A4 format)
  • Proof of completed artistic studies (Bachelor’s/Master’s degree certificate)
  • Exposé outlining the reasons for and objectives of the funding as well as the associated expectations (maximum 2 pages in A4 format)
  • five examples of previous work (illustrations)

3. Formal guidelines
Please observe the following formal guidelines in your application:
Font: Arial
Font size: 11 point
Line spacing: 1.5
Page margins left and right: 2.5 cm
Paper size: DIN A4

4. Application
Applications must be sent by e-mail in a PDF file (no larger than 5 MB) to Katharina Wenkler to the following address: . All applicants will receive confirmation of submission upon receipt of application. Please refrain from telephone inquiries. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications that are incomplete or oversized will not be considered in the selection process.

5. Deadline and further terms
The application period for a scholarship starting in August 2023 (earliest payment) is from 1 May to 30 June 2023. The deadline for sending the complete application and documents by email to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is 30 June 2023. The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung will inform candidates by 31 July 2023, whether they will receive a scholarship. If accepted, the scholarship will not be paid until the candidate has signed and returned a grant agreement.

6. Scholarship
In 2023, the foundation will award up to five scholarships of EUR 5,000 per month for a period of twelve months. The Board of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung reviews the applications submitted by the application deadline and decides on the awarding of the scholarships. The foundation then notifies the applicants by e-mail. With their letter of acceptance, the candidates receive a grant agreement, which they must sign within fourteen days and send back to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung together with their bank account details, so that the funding can take place.

7. Interim reports and final report
Scholarship recipients must report on their development every three months by e-mail to the responsible contact person Katharina Wenkler ( At the end of the twelve-month grant, they must submit a five-page report with photographic documentation outlining their accumulated experience, development, problems and successes, and resulting works. This report must be sent to the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung by e-mail no later than two months after the end of the grant.

8. Image Copyright
Applicants will provide the Alexander Tutsek Foundation with five high-resolution photographs of their works created during the grant period (JPEG, 300 dpi, max. A4 format). They agree to allow the foundation to use the photos free of charge for publications as well as for press and public relations work (including website and social media).

9. Legalities
Each applicant acknowledges the stipulated conditions by sending her application. The decisions of the Foundation’s Board of Directors are not subject to appeal. Legal recourse is excluded. There is no entitlement to funding.

With her application, the applicant acknowledges the privacy policy of the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung and agrees to the storage and use of her contact data as well as her bank account details for the purpose of processing the grant as well as for future contact maintenance.

(The English translation above is provided for information purposes only. The German text remains the only official and legally binding version.)