Artists’ Contacts

With the Artists’ Contacts programme, the ifa supports the international cooperation of cultural actors. Artists and cultural practitioners from Germany and from transformation or developing countries receive valuable support for projects in contemporary visual arts, architecture, photography, media art and design. Applicants thereby receive the chance to network internationally and to advance the intercultural discourse between Germany and the global South.

Whom Is the Programme Designed for?

  • Cultural actors from developing and emerging countries who want to carry out a project in Germany
  • German people working in the cultural sector or those with at least 5 years of residency in Germany who are planning a project in a developing or emerging country.

Application Deadlines

  • 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.

The Application in 4 Steps

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

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Artists’ Contacts
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

What Application Documents Are Required?

  • Invitation from the foreign cultural or exhibition institution.
  • Description of the cultural or exhibition institution.
  • CVs for all applicants for which funding is requested.
  • Visual material of the project to be funded and/or of previous artistic work. Sound and video work can be inserted as a link in the application system under upload area.
  • Three quotations for the cost of airfare based on current fares.

What Happens After Applying?

All applicants will receive written confirmation or rejection within about three months of the submission of their application. Recourse to legal action is out of question. If funding is granted to the applicant, ifa will reimburse all applicable and recoverable costs upon receiving the original invoices.

Deadline: 31/01/2022 12:00 am (Timezone: Europe/Amsterdam)

Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 01/11/2021

Competition, Opportunities
Apply until 31/10/2021

Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 31/10/2021