Funding resources and mobility grants

The possibility to realize a project in a different country needs preparation. It is worth reading into an information about mobility grants that are awarded by regional and country governments, foundations and universities. To give you a first overview of such funding opportunities we have prepared a short list.

Most often when getting in touch for a first time with an organization awarding a mobility grants you will be asked to hand in a project proposal and invitation letter from hosting institution. Make sure to have it ready first. While searching for matching grant proposal take into consideration their mission statement (if your project idea is eligible for funding), targeted countries list to where the mobility stipend is awarded and deadlines.

The resources list is published below is a general selection of grant-giving organizations who are most often participating in funding and collecting information on cultural mobility subsidies. It will be expended over a period of next months. If we missed something important write us.


Transartists – Artist-in-residence funding tips – They combine and share knowledge and experience on artist-in-programmes and other international opportunities. They address creative professionals interested in temporarily stay and work elsewhere.

Res Artis – On Securing funding grants – The worldwide professional body for artist residencies, ensuring sustainability and development of the field. They enable connections and facilitate professional development among members of the organization.

The Alliance of Artists Communities, Fees, stipends, and funding for residencies – The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artists’ residencies. They include more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline.

On the Move (OTM) – Mobility funding – On the Move (OTM) is a cultural mobility information network with more than 35 members in over 20 countries across Europe and beyond. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation and contributing to building up a vibrant European cultural space internationally – oriented.


Arts NSW – Funding and support – Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and culture policy and investment body. They invest in the success and future of arts and culture through their infrastructure and funding programs.

Australia Council for the Arts – Grant Programs – The Australia Council’s strategic plan reflects the desire to make more visible the vitality of arts and culture.

The Canada Council – Find a grant – The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal, arms-length Crown corporation created to foster and promote the study, enjoyment, and production of artworks.

Danish Arts Foundation – Funding and showcases – Danish Arts Foundation promotes the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad.

Arts Council England – Grants for the Arts – They support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

The Arts Council of Ireland – Available funding – The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. They work in partnership with artists, arts organizations, public policy makers to build a central place for the arts.

Creative Scotland – Funding – They enable people and organizations to work in and experience the art screen and creative industries in Scotland. They help others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) – Grants and Subsidies – The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) is an expert and service agency for promoting the arts. Taike together with its arts councils and boards awards grants to professional artists and subsidies to communities in the cultural field.

Iaspis – Grants and Studios – Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) – International support – The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) administers the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ scheme of visual art. It was founded with the purpose to facilitate Norwegian contemporary art abroad and to strengthen its visibility and international position. One of the foremost means for OCA  is to achieve this goal is by providing financial support through the 02 and 03 international support programs.

The Icelandic Art Centers – Styrkir / Grants – The Icelandic Art Centers’ role is to introduce and support Icelandic visual arts abroad. The Center assists artists and art professionals in realizing projects through means of funding, networking, and cooperation with interested actors.

Adam Mickiewicz Institue – Polish Culture Around The World – IAM mission is to lend permanent credibility to Poland’s role as an essential player in international networks. They want to spread ideas, values and cultural goods of the highest quality.

The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds – The foundation’s mission is to support cultural, nature and scientific projects in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Cultuurfonds emphasizes artistic excellence and educational initiatives.

Creative New Zealand – Find Funding – They encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand through funding, capability building, and international programs.



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