Travel allowances for work abroad

As of 3 May 2022, the funding programme will be revised.
The information listed here applies to the closed application period of 2 May 2022.

Target group / Purpose of funding

Under this programme, funding is provided for travel and transportation expenses incurred in connection with outstanding projects undertaken abroad. Travel allowances are available for projects by individual professional artists, groups, ensembles and institutions of all disciplines and genres undertaken in cooperation with a suitable foreign partner active in international cultural exchange. Funding is intended for temporary, high-profile presentation formats, e.g. exhibitions, concerts, and guest performances.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Funding is provided for travel and transportation expenses incurred in connection with projects undertaken abroad by professional artists.
  • Eligible to apply are natural/legal persons who have their primary residence/headquarters in Berlin.
  • The majority of the project participants live (primary residence) and work in Berlin.
  • The projects should be expected to generate sustainable contacts.
  • Own contributions of the local organizers must be proven.
  • The project must be scheduled for the specified funding year.
  • The implementation of the project may only begin from the date of issue of the grant notification.
  • Not eligible are: pure artists-in-residence programmes, work, research and study abroad stays, and projects conducted abroad without local cooperation partners.
  • Applicants holding passports from non-EU Member States are only eligible to apply if they hold a valid residency permit which qualifies them for self-employment.

Funding volume

Funding is provided for travel and transportation expenses. Daily allowances and overnight accomodation are not eligible for funding.

Call for applications

Allowances are granted twice annually through this programme. Applications must be submitted by 2 May for the current year and 15 October for the following year.

As of 3 May 2022, the funding programme for travel grants for projects abroad will be revised.
The updated information sheet for the application deadline of 15 October 2022 is expected to be available here from 1 July 2022.

Application procedure

Please refer to the current version of the information sheet for more details on submitting an application.

  • Informationsblatt Reisezuschüsse für Auslandsvorhaben

    PDF-Document (994.2 kB) - As of: 21.03.2022

  • Info Travel Grants Cultural Exchange

    PDF-Document (867.4 kB) - As of: 21.03.2022

  • Muster Kostenaufstellung

    XLSX-Document (18.8 kB) - As of: 10. März 2022

  • Erklärung zur GbR-Zugehörigkeit

    DOCX-Document (17.3 kB) - As of: 10. März 2022

Please note: The funding programme is currently being revised for the application deadline of 15 October 2022. Therefore, no applications can currently be submitted.