What can be funded?

Applications can be submitted for funding to attend individually selected events (maximum of two events).

Example of eligible expenses:

  • Travel or flight expenses
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Per diems
  • Registration and booth fees
  • Transport costs
  • advertising material (max. 100.00 euro)
  • Payment of the costs for an accompanying person for applicants who cannot travel unaccompanied due to a disability or due to the need for childcare.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from operators of small and medium-sized galeries

  • are currently based in Germany,
  • have been (co-)managing the gallery on a full-time basis for at least two years and
  • are engaged in the professional mediation of contemporary visual art on their premises through regularly changing, publicly accessible exhibitions and accompanying publication activities (e.g. catalogues, public relations, social media, etc.).

We explicitly invite all interested parties to submit an application – regardless of cultural and social background, gender, skin colour, physical and mental disabilities, age, religious affiliation, language, ideology and sexual orientation. Applications will be evaluated solely on the basis of professional merit.

Specific Goals

Travel grants are intended to enable gallery operators 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:    

  • Selling the presented artworks as well as placing them with public institutions.
  • Establishing contacts with public institutions (museums, art associations and municipal galleries) and initiating or arranging concrete exhibition projects, art in architecture projects, etc.
  • Approaching potential collectors, buyers and curators.
  • Approaching broad-reach multipliers such as the press.
  • Presenting German positions abroad.
  • Getting to know certain markets, scenes, target groups in an entrepreneurial sense, and positioning your own work accordingly.

Amount of the maximum funding

Maximum funding per event and gallery:

  • 5,000.00 euros (events in Germany)
  • 7,000.00 euros (events outside Germany)
  • Travel expenses for accompanying represented artists: 600.00 euros (events in Germany), 1,100.00 euros (events outside Germany)

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.

Proof & Documents

Information about the applicant

  • Applicant details
  • Name, place and date of the event(s)
  • ONE short letter of motivation
  • A budget calculation
  • If represented artists travel with you: Name and short biography of the respective artists
  • A brief presentation of the gallery
  • Official proof of current place of business in Germany
  • Proof of operation for at least two years
  • Proof of the professional mediation activity of contemporary visual art by the gallery.

Funding Period

11 March 2024 - 31 December 2024


Application Deadline

18 January 2024 (23.59 CET)


Note on Barriers

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.

Detailed Information

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