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‘German’ Exhibition support

‘German’ Exhibition Funding

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.

The Exhibition Funding Programme supports international exhibition projects in public museums, cultural institutions and galleries abroad. The programme is open to contemporary German artists and artists with at least five years of residency in Germany. Funding is available for solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, participation in an international exhibition project or a biennial abroad.

Whom Is the Programme Designed for?

The program exhibition funding abroad is meant to subsidize, under given preconditions exhibition projects outside Germany. Applications can be made for projects by German artists and by artists who have been a resident in Germany for a minimum of 5 years. Appropriate evidence, e.g. registration certificate, required.

Funding refers to single exhibitions, group exhibitions, participations in exhibition projects with a multinational focus as well as participations in international biennials, provided that they take place in the scope of public museums, non-commercial galleries, art associations etc.

For applications to biennials or group exhibitions with the participation of several artists, we only accept one overall application for all German or participating artists from Germany. If this is not possible, please contact us.

Application in 4 Steps
Request access to the online application via the application system.
Open the link sent in the email and create an online application.
Fill out the application (Interim storage possible).
Submit the application online, then print out and sign the application and send it to ifa by post:

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Exhibition Funding
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

What Application Documents Are Required?
Invitation from the foreign exhibiting institution.
General information about the exhibiting institution.
CV and list of exhibitions for all artists for which funding is requested.
Visual material sound and video work of the project to be funded and/or of previous artistic work.
Three cost estimates each for travel and transport expenses and for the rental costs of technical equipment for the presentation of the exhibition, if applicable.


31 January 2022 for projects as of June of the same year.
15 August  2022 for projects in the following year.
The date of postmark is applicable. Applications sent after the filing deadline will not be considered.

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