Exhibition Funding

57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia | Padiglione Centrale, Venice 2017; © Giorgio Zucchiatti Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia | 13.05. – 26.11.2017, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
documenta 14 | Photo: © documenta 14, 2017 | 08.04.-16.07.2017, documenta 14, Athens
MEXIKO ROH | Karin Albers: N.N., Berlin 2015; Grafik: Boris Matas | 10.03.-17.04.2017, Faro de Oriente, Mexico City
CONTOUR BIENNALE 8 | Susanne Winterling: Collaborative Survival and the Poisonous | © Photo: Susanne M. Winterling "Glistening troubles", 2017 | 11.03. – 21.05.2017, Mechelen
THE NIGHT | Alexandra Hopf: Filmstill Giacometti in the Desert,  HD-DV / 00:16:12 min, Stereo sound, 2016; © Alexandra Hopf | 18.02. – 19.03.2017, The Model, Sligo
FAR OUT | Peter Wächtler, Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, 2016. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Andy Keate. |16.09. – 11.12.2016, Chisenhale Gallery, London
IDIOPOLIS | Akim, F. Knecht, L. Kahane, F. Bechtle, M. Bijl, S. Geppert, Wermke/Leinkauf, U. Aminde, V. Grunwald, L. Fahrenholz, State of Concept, Athens,  09.–31.12.2016, F. Knecht "Freisetzung", 2014; © courtesy artist, Alexander Levy, Berlin
"WHY NOT ASK AGAIN?" | 11. Shanghai Biennale | Franka Franka, Nikolaus Hirsch, Susanne Kriemann, Michel Müller, Peter Piller, Tomás Saraceno, Ariane Spanier | 11.11.2016 – 12.03.2017, Shanghai
PHOTO BEIJING 2016 | Dieter Seitz: aus der Serie „Virtual Landscapes“; © Dieter Seitz | 16.10. – 23.10.2016, China Millennium Monument, Peking

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) supports exhibitions abroad by contemporary German artists or artists with residence in Germany. Funding can be applied for transport, artists’ travelling expenses and technical equipment if required for the presentation.

Funding principles

Target groups

Target groups

  • contemporary German artists or artists with residence in Germany

What we can do

What we can do

Financial contributions are made for

  • transport costs
  • artists’ travelling expenses
  • technical equipment if required for the presentation of the exhibition

Requirements

Requirements

  • High standards of artistic quality
  • Invitation / inquiry by a non-commercial foreign exhibition institution (not a private gallery). Projects clearly situated in a non-commercial context.
  • Considerable achievements in its own right by the foreign institution concerned.
  • Submission of an application implies acceptance of the funding principles and requirements defined in this document.

Application material

Application material

  • A fully completed application
  • Pictorial material (e.g. catalogues or photographs) of current and / or former artistic works (illustrative material on CD or DVD cannot be considered, only for projects where it is necessary e. g. video work)
  • 3 estimates each for travel expenses, for costs of transport and for lease costs of technical equipment 
  • CV of any artists funding is applied for
  • Written invitation from the foreign institution
  • Written information about the exhibition institution 

Notice: The application material may be submitted in German or English.

Press and publicity work

Press and publicity work

An electronic version of the ifa logo will be mailed to the applicants. The logo must be highlighted on any media material (print media, internet etc.) relating to the funded project. Furthermore, the ifa logo has to be published in the exhibition rooms of the project clearly relating to the respective artwork. 
Any funded project is published in our annual report and at our website; i.e. a regular mutual exchange of information between subsidized artists and ifa is therefore an important pillar of the entire funding procedure. In that context, it is important to send images of the funded projects with legal rights for publishing to ifa as early as possible.

Applications dates

Applications dates

  • 31 January (spring committee) for projects in the current year
  • 15 August (autumn committee) for projects in the following year

The postmark is valid. Only entirely completed applications submitted on schedule will be admitted to the meetings of the expert panel. Applications received after the filing deadline will not be considered. The material can be submitted either in German or English.

Documents at a Glance

Next application deadline

August 15, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Contact

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Fine Arts Department
Ingrid Klenner
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.171
Fax +49.711.2225.194
klenner(at)ifa.de

Office hours for consultation and information Monday through Friday from 10 to 12 a.m. (exceptions on appointment)

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