Individual grants

If you are an artist and have signed a GVL agreement for the assignment and administration of rights, you have the possibility to apply for individual grants. These include cultural and social grants as well as grants for senior beneficiaries.

In order for us to allow you grants you need to have assigned your rights to us without territorial limitations. Limitations to rights have no further effect unless there are reciprocal agreements between GVL and the respective territories.

Our grants department decides on your applications for cultural and social grants - you can find their contact details in the infobox!

Cultural benefits

Only rights holders of GVL can apply for cultural grants. By way of example, you can apply for financial support for further professional education, participation in artistic competitions or an artistic education for your children. For further information on our grants guidelines and application forms, please click on grants guidelines

Social grants

It is possible for GVL rights holders to apply for partial equalisation of loss of income via the social grants scheme during phases where they are not able to work; they can also apply for financial support towards sick pay. We can even help people in cases of emergency through no fault of their own. For further information on our grants guidelines and application forms, please click on grants guidelines

Grants for senior beneficiaries

Our scheme “grants for senior beneficiaries” replaces the previous loyalty benefits due to the change from the income-based distribution to a usage-based distribution taking away the basis for said loyalty benefits. Up to and including 2015, GVL grants transition payments to those members who had previously received    loyalty benefits. In order to participate in the loyalty benefits scheme you have to apply for it each year. 

Members who have had their 65th birthday may apply for financial support subject to the following conditions: 

a) The rights holder must have been a member of GVL for at least 20 years and have participated in at least 18 distributions or already have participated in the loyalty benefits scheme in the past. If you receive monies as part of our distribution 2010, it counts as if you had provided us with evidence for claimable income in the sense of the previous income-based distribution system run by GVL.

b) If the annual gross income of the rights holder does not exceed an amount of EUR 18,000 the annual payment shall amount to EUR 1,000. 

c) If the annual gross income of the rights holder does not exceed an amount of EUR 12,000 the annual payment shall amount to EUR 1,500. 

Rights holders fulfilling such prerequisites shall send in a written informal application to be considered under this regulation and provide information on their gross income by sending in supporting evidence for it.