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, booth and ticket fees
  • Transport costs
  • Advertising material
  • Travel expenses for an accompanying person for grantees who cannot travel alone due to a disability or due to childcare requirements.

Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from operators of project spaces and producer galleries who:

  • are currently based in Germany,
  • have been in operation for at least one year, and
  • are engaged in the professional mediation of contemporary visual art 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 operators of project spaces and producer galleries to present their profiles and their artists, to expand their international networks and to intensify existing contacts and establish new ones. Funding shall not cover travel expenses for individual and collaborative projects, exchange meetings, etc. Specific goals when attending an event may include:

  • Contacting potential supporters and buyers with a specific focus on project spaces and producer galleries.
  • Approaching broad-reach multipliers such as the press.
  • Networking with other project space operators to establish an international community with the aim of improving marketing.
  • 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 project space/producer gallery:

  • 1,600.00 euros (events in Germany and Europe (geographically))
  • 2,600.00 euros (events outside Europe)

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 funding amounts, a one-off expense allowance of 400.00 euros per event and per project space/producer gallery can be applied for.

Proof & Documents

  • Information about the applicant
  • Name, place and date of the event(s)
  • A short letter of motivation
  • A budget calculation (see examples of travel budget calculations)
  • A brief presentation of the project space/producer gallery
  • Official proof of current place of business
  • Proof of operation for at least one year
  • Proof of the professional mediation activity of contemporary visual art by the project space/producer gallery

Funding Period

25 March 2024 - 31 December 2024



04 Februar 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.