Call for Applications | Games

Background Kreativ-Transfer

The aim of the Kreativ-Transfer funding programme is to support professionals in the fields of games, the performing arts and visual arts in establishing and expanding their international networks to improve their visibility on the international market. The programme supports the necessary international marketing and networking measures as well as the corresponding training and professionalisation of the stakeholders.

In particular, Kreativ-Transfer supports participation in international fairs and festivals, enabling artists, creatives and their representatives to present their work, make new contacts and find co-producers and clients.

Note: Visits to international events will continue to be funded even in times of pandemics, political crises, wars or similar circumstances, provided that the recommendations of public authorities in Germany and the destination country allow the related travel to be undertaken.

In addition, the programme supports strategic projects for international marketing, networking and professionalisation.

In implementing this funding, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland cooperates with the game – the German Games Industry Association and transmissions GmbH.


Before submitting your application, we ask you to read through the call for applications and FAQs to avoid any misunderstandings and to clarify any questions you may have.

Call for applications to fund travel expenses for the participation in international fairs and conferences
FAQs to fund travel expenses for the participation in international fairs and conferences
Examples of travel budget calculations

Applications can be submitted for funding to attend individually selected events or a prospection trip (maximum of two events including prospection trip).

Example of eligible expenses:

  • Travel or flight expenses
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Per diems
  • Registration and booth fees
  • advertising material (max. 100.00 euro)
  • CO2 compensation payments
  • Travel expenses for an accompanying person for grantees who cannot travel alone due to a disability or due to childcare requirements

    Applications are welcome from game developers and representatives of game development studios / teams who:

  • have their current place of business in Germany,
  • have no more than 20 permanent employees,
  • operate independently of large companies (so-called "indies"),
  • are professionally developing innovative, creative & digital games and are their creators, and
  • are not yet in a financial position to present themselves at important events.
  • We explicitly invite all interested parties to submit an application – regardless of cultural and social background, gender, skin colour, disabilities, age, religious affiliation, language, ideology and sexual orientation. Applications will be evaluated solely on the basis of professional merit.


    Travel grants are intended to enable game developers and representatives of game development studios / teams to present their profiles and their artists, to expand their international networks and to intensify existing contacts and establish new ones. Specific goals when attending an event may include:

  • to talk to or present the profile and the current game of the represented developer studio or team to international players.
  • establishing or intensifying (new) contacts with international investors, potential publishers, and business partners.
  • addressing wide-reaching multipliers such as the press or influencers.
  • getting to know certain markets, scenes, target groups in an entrepreneurial sense, and positioning your own work accordingly as well as for the purpose of product optimisation.

    Maximum Funding

    Individual travel per event and studio/team

    • 1,200.00 euros (events in Germany and Europe (geographically))
    • 2,200.00 euros (events outside Europe (geographically))

    Prospection Trip to Reboot Develop Blue 2025

    • 1,200.00 Euro (per person (max. 2))

    Funding will be provided in the form of lump sum grants. Applicants may contribute their own funds or any third-party funds that do not stem from federal budgets.

    In addition to the above-mentioned funding amounts, a one-off expense allowance of 400.00 euros can be applied for.


  • Information about the applicant and studio / team
  • Name, place and date of the event(s)
  • A short letter of motivation
  • A budget calculation
  • A brief presentation of the studio / team (max. 500 characters incl. spaces)
  • A brief presentation of the game (max. 500 characters incl. spaces)
  • Elevator pitch (pitch deck, if applicable)
  • Trailer (alternatively a gameplay video)
  • Proof of current place of business in Germany
  • Proof of copyright of the game

    1 August 2024 – 31 December 2024


    16 June 2024 (23.59 CET)


    Although Kreativ-Transfer is continuously striving to reduce barriers, the application process is unfortunately still subject to certain barriers. If you are affected, please get in touch with us or ask a person you trust to do so on your behalf and let us know what you need. After discussing your needs, we will be happy to try to arrange assistance, for example by providing support by a sign language interpreter. We also aim to provide professional support to make the application and selection process more inclusive and to reduce barriers for all calls for applications.


    As the funding is provided by the federal government, both the Federal Travel Expenses Act (BRKG) and award guidelines (price comparison for costs exceeding 1,000.00 euros net) must be followed when booking your trip. Further information on the BRKG can be found here.


    The complete call for applications with further information can be found here



    Together with transmissions we offer online Info-Zooms.

    15 May 2024 | 11.00 - 12.00 a.m. - in German
    No registration is required, you can simply join the meeting:

    Meeting-ID: 851 9460 2791
    Kenncode: 906957

    21 May 2024 | 2.00 - 3.30 p.m. - in English
    inl. brief info Reboot Develop Blue with Manny Hachey
    No registration is required, you can simply join the meeting:

    Meeting-ID: 851 9071 0684
    Kenncode: 200187


    Voices of Grantees

    'We are very grateful to you for this funding program. It makes a significant and noticeable difference, especially for small teams. The doors and opportunities that you are opening for these teams are simply amazing, and we hope that this program will continue running, allowing other developers to benefit from it for a long time to come.'
    Yves Masullo – Smoke Stab

    'The funding process of Kreativ-Transfer is pleasantly low in effort and gives companies without publishers or other financial sources a good chance to establish an equally strong presence at fairs! Excellent!'
    Margareta Büche - boxelware

    'This program is an enormous opportunity, especially for small developers, to participate in precisely such events.'
    Diana Boden - Gamma Minus