Our selection brings you funds and international programmes that are constantly on the lookout for talented people and creative projects from around the world

Focus: Europe

European Cultural Foundation Idea Camp
Idea Camp is a place where participants can investigate and further develop their ideas, exchange knowledge and find new collaborations, as well as inspire and connect with other practitioners in the various cultural fields. Each year the programme launches an open call on a specific theme.

Visegrad International Fund

The purpose of the fund is to facilitate the development of closer cooperation among the Visegrad Group countries (V4): the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Grant support is given to projects in the areas of culture, science and research, youth exchanges, tourism promotion and cross-border cooperation. Preference is usually given to NGOs, municipalities, universities and schools. The fund also gives out individual scholarships to culture professionals. The programme may include associated countries.


KulturKontakt Nord (Nordic Culture Point)
Nordic Culture Point functions as a secretariat for four Nordic grant programmes: The Culture and Art Programme (supports projects in all spheres of culture and art); The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture (offers the opportunity for professional artists and cultural practitioners to travel and collaborate with colleagues from Nordic and Baltic countries); The KreaNord (supports creative and cultural industries in Nordic countries); NORDBUK (a programme for children and youth). All programmes target Nordic and Baltic countries, but partnerships are possible with other countries around the world.

Focus: Americas

CEC ArtsLink (the USA)
Supports exchange between artists and cultural organisations, between the USA and former Soviet states as well as Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

Institute of International Education-IEE (the USA)

The programme offers grants to creative professionals who face persecution in their home countries. This programme also places participants in host universities or art centres where they can safely continue their work.


Bunnell Street Arts Center (the USA)

Looks for art projects that unite society through art: poetry, new media, music, dance, painting, theatre, installations, literature or sculpture.

Headlands Centre for the Arts (the USA)

Artists selected for this programme are at various stages in their careers and work in all media, including painting, photography, literature and interdisciplinary arts.


The Rabbit Island Residency (the USA)

The programme is open to individual as well as small groups (2-3 persons) around the world. The residency is open to representatives of visual arts, writers, architects, designers, musicians, filmmakers and choreographers.

Instituto Sacatar (Brazil)

Іnstituto Sacatar operates an intercultural exchange for creative people with residence on Itaparica Island (state of Bahia).

Focus: Asia

DanceBox (Japan)

The residency is for artists, curators and researchers in contemporary art. In addition, light and sound engineers, set designers and art managers can participate.

Saison Foundation (Japan)

The fund supports projects and events related to contemporary Japanese theatre and dance with the aim of integrating contemporary Japanese performing arts in a world context. The Saison Foundation offers grants as well as opportunities for rehearsals, seminars and residence at the Morishita Studio in Tokyo.

Asia-Europe Foundation

Offers two funding schemes for exchange and collaboration projects between Europe and Asia: Creative Encounters (supports collaboration between Europe and Asia in the sphere of contemporary art through an open call) and ASEF creative networks (facilitates dialogue and collaboration between cultural organisations on both continents, open for applications in July-August every year. 

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