From January 2 to February 18, 2024, interested citizens will once again have the opportunity to submit ideas for microproject funding. Microprojects can be supported with a sum of up to 2,500 euros each. Projects with a clear European dimension can receive up to 3,000 euros. A personal contribution to the financing is not required.

This participation project for citizens was initiated by the City of Chemnitz back in 2017 and is now entering its 13th funding round. It supports creative projects in Chemnitz and the surrounding Capital of Culture region that strengthen civic engagement, promote dialog and a sense of community.

Project ideas are submitted via an online application platform, which can be found here. In exceptional cases, projects can also be submitted by post or email after consultation. The projects will be assessed by an eight-member jury and evaluated according to defined criteria. The decision will be announced in March. The microprojects must then be realized by the end of 2024.

Since 2017, 156 project ideas have already been funded as micro-projects by citizens. Some projects from the previous funding round are still being implemented, such as the exhibition “Unsichtbare Mitte – am Rand von Europa”, which will be on display at Chemnitz Open Space from 10 January. The Human Aid Collective e.V. wants to make the living conditions of refugees at Europe’s external borders visible with a photo exhibition. In the “Paint that wall” project, a wall in the parking lot at the former Chemnitz appliance factory in Altendorf was designed by graffiti artists.

The 14th microproject funding round is planned for mid-2024 and there will also be an opportunity to submit project ideas for microprojects in 2025.

Mr. Jan Pietschmann will answer any questions by telephone on +49 (0) 176 465 057 45 and in writing by email at

Impressions of the “Zwischenwelten” micro-project

Fotos: Anja Jurleit