Exhibition Funding

STILLLEBEN. EIGENSINN DER DINGE | Annette Kelm: Pizza Pizza Pizza, 2016; © Annette Kelm. Courtesy König Galerie Berlin / London | 13.09.2018-17.02.2019, Kunst Haus Wien, Wien
ANGELIKA MELITOPOULOS. HISTORY OFTEN SOUNDS LIKE A FAIRYTALE | Angelika Melitopoulos: Two Maps, 2011; © Angelika Melitopoulos | 21.09.2018-27.01.2019, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville
MIMICRY – EMPATHY | Susanne Bürner: Seide für V.B., A.P., B.D. und M.A., 2018,; © Susanne Bürner, Courtesy of the artist | 28.09.-30.11.2018, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran
INES SCHABER – NOTES ON ARCHIVES | Ines Schaber: Videostill from the project Picture Mining, 2006; © Ines Schaber | 23.09.-18.11.2018, Camera Austria, Graz
NOTES ON THE BEGINNING OF THE SHORT 20TH CENTURY | Ruppe Koselleck: Never peace again, Design for a war memorial. Video, mute, 3.13 min. 2015; © Ruppe Koselleck | 30.08.-22.09.2018, House of Artist, Tel Aviv
PERSONAL GEOGRAPHIES | Yara Haskiel: Tsakalos Blues, Video essay, 65 min, 2014; © Yara Haskiel | 02.-25.08.2018, Podroom Gallery, Belgrade
YORGOS SAPOUNTZIS MICHSICH HOTEL | Yorgos Sapountzis: Michsich Hotel  a scenography; © Ivo Corrà | 20.07.-16.09.2018, Kunst Meran, Meran
MANIFESTA 12 – THE PLANETARY GARDEN | Kader Attia: The Body’s Legacies. The Post-Colonial Body, Video, 2018; © Simone Sapienza, Photo Courtesy: Manifesta 12 Palermo and the artist | 16.06.-04.11.2018, Manifesta 12, Palermo
SLEEPING WITH A VENGEANCE | Jürgen Stollhans: Zéro de conduit. Jeunes diables au collège, 2018; © Sanne Kabalt | 02.- 27.06.2018, Yellow Brick, Athen

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) supports exhibitions abroad by contemporary German artists or artists with residence in Germany for at least 5 years. Funding can be applied for transport, artists’ travelling expenses and technical equipment if required for the presentation.

Funding principles

Target groups

  • contemporary German artists or artists with residence in Germany for at least 5 years

What we can do

Financial contributions are made for

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


  • 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

  • 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

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

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

The date of the postmark applies

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

January 31, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions



Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Fine Arts Department
Ingrid Klenner
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.171
Fax +49.711.2225.194

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

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