Ifa Funding Programme: Artists' Contacts
With its Artists' Contact Programme the ifa promotes the international cooperation of German and foreign persons engaged in the cultural sector. Working stays as well as working tours of contemporary artists, curators, art educators, art theoreticians, architects and designers from developing and emerging countries to Germany are supported if the realisation is in the interest of foreign cultural policy. Grants are awarded for traveling and subsistence expenses.
The "Artists' Contact" programme supports working stays and tours of contemporary artists curators, art educators art theoreticians, architects and designers from developing and emerging countries to Germany.
German artists can also receive subsidies for their traveling expenses while networking and seeking opportunities in developing and emerging countries.
Subsidies can be assigned for
- artist-in-residence programmes
- preparatory and research trips
- international symposia, conferences and lectures.
Please note: The ifa cannot act as a negotiator while the project is still planned.
The application deadlines are January 31 (spring committee) and August 15 (autumn committee), the post mark is valid. The spring committee meeting decides on projects of the current year (only exhibitions not starting before June); the autumn committee meeting decides on projects of the following year. Applications must be complete and on due time to be admitted to the committee meetings, if submitted after the deadline they cannot be considered. Applications may be submitted in German or English.
Detailed information and application procedure: