The aim of the Kreativ-Transfer funding programme is to support professionals in the fields of the performing arts, visual arts, and games 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 the field of games, the Kreativ-Transfer program offers developers and representatives of game development studios and teams the opportunity to apply for travel cost support to attend trade fairs. This allows them to showcase their projects, expand their international network, strengthen existing contacts, and establish new ones. Additionally, strategic projects for international marketing, networking, and professionalization can be supported.

Kreativ-Transfer and the German Dance Association (DTD) cooperate with the game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche.

Kreativ-Transfer- Newsletter

Funding Games

Kreativ-Transfer supports participation in international art fairs and festivals. Additionally, the program also supports, to a lesser extent, strategic projects for international marketing, networking, and professionalisation.

The funding is provided as lump sum grants, and no own or third-party funds need to be contributed. The funding can be requested up to certain maximum amounts, but only actually incurred costs are eligible for funding.

Applicants indicate in their application for which events or strategic project they are requesting funding. Applications for group trips are excluded. Events and strategic projects are considered generally eligible for funding if it can be demonstrated that specific goals, defined in the respective calls for applications, can be pursued.

Applications are welcome from game developers and representatives of game development studios / teams who (1) have their current headquarters in Germany, (2) have no more than 20 permanent employees, (3) operate independently of large companies as well as (4) are not yet in a financial position to present themselves at important events (so-called "indies").  

Current Open Calls will be published here as well as through our Kreativ-Transfer Newsletter and by our Program-Partner game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche.

Previously funded by Kreativ-Transfer

Kreativ-Transfer III 2023 - 2025

Individual trips

Travel expenses funds for participation in fairs and festivals

  • Greater Games
  • Irox Games UG
  • Telescope Game Studios UG
  • Thoughtfish GmbH

    Group trip

    Game Developers Conference, San Francisco 2024

  • Gentle Troll Entertainment GmbH
  • Paintbucket Games
  • Off The Beaten Track
  • Jumpy Bit GmbH
  • Spoondrift Games UG
  • Spoonful
  • Beardshaker Games GbR
  • Twin Drums

    Strategic projects for international marketing, networking and professionalisation

  • Sharkbomb Studios
  • Beardshaker Games GbR

    Kreativ-Transfer II 2021 - 2023

    Pilot project 2019 - May 2021

    Workshops, info-events und Get-together

    Accompanying the travel cost support, workshops, information sessions, and informal get-togethers are offered to support professional preparation and follow-up, thus promoting an inspiring and sustainable participation in these events. The workshops, information sessions, and get-togethers are primarily connected to existing events organized by the program partners. They are aimed at the supported individuals as well as other interested parties and serve as platforms for exchanging know-how and experiences among colleagues, as well as knowledge transfer through invited experts.

    During these events, handouts, sample documents, and summaries are produced, which are subsequently made available. They serve as tools and references to provide a solid knowledge foundation for the supported individuals and other interested parties.