Funding programs

Mobility funding, cultural cooperation and exchange

Here is a list of links to different funds and programs which may be relevant for getting funding to do a project at ResidenceSEA.

  •  European Cultural Foundation (ECF) supports all kinds of artistic and cultural expression: music, visual arts, theatre, dance, film, documentary, multimedia, photography, design, fashion and cultural-capacity building.
  • The ECF also provides the so-called LABS, a space of cultural community in Europe and beyond to connect online (Links to different activities of ECF).
  • Lab for Culture is a networking platform for information on European arts and culture. Linking across borders.
  • International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is a global network of councils and ministries of culture and art.  They provide a database of cultural policies.
  • Eurodesk is a provider of information on European policies and opportunities for young people working in different fields. List of cultural programmes in different countries.
  • Artists in Residence Europe programmes allow artists to stay and work elsewhere ‘for art’s sake’. They also provide a list of similar organisations (cultural mobility) all around the world.
  • Culture Base is a database and information source on international artists for the promotion of international art and cultural exchange.
  • Culture 360 aims to stimulate the cultural engagement between Asia and Europe. It is a platform to inform, collaborate, interact and exchange ideas with the arts and cultural communities across Asia and Europe.
  • KulturKontakt Austria – Fund supporting projects of cultural dialogue in all fields of the arts in Eastern Europe and Austria. The activities range from individual sponsoring and start-up funding for innovative initiatives via co-operation with event promoters to participating in infrastructure programs. KulturKontakt Austria supports arts professionals and cultural institutions in/from the following partner countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. More info at:
  • bm:ukk Austria – Austrian fund for individual projects, promotion of exhibitions and projects at home and abroad, travel and transport costs, publications. More info at:
  • European Cultural Foundation (ECF) – Step beyond – The goal of this mobility fund is to stimulate and support cross-cultural creative projects in a wider Europe, enabling artists and cultural workers to collaborate, exchange, network and explore unfamiliar ground and different ways of working. Eligible are individual artists, cultural operators, cultural researchers and cultural writers (art critics and cultural journalists, etc) traveling to/from EU countries to/from the European Neighbourhood. More info at:
  •  Roberto Cimetta Funds – The travel grant program is addressed to all professionals, artists or cultural operators in the fields of contemporary performing arts, visual arts or cinema, photography, writing or digital arts in the Mediterranean. More info at:
  • Pro Helvetia Tirana – Pro Helvetia Tirana promotes projects in the domains of theatre, dance, the visual arts, music and literature, and supports Albanian cultural practitioners who would like to take part in international festivals and conferences. More info at:
  • Travel & training award – Arts Council of Ireland – Led by the Arts Council of Ireland, the scheme finances the travel and accommodation expenses of individuals participating in workshops, internships, mentoring programs, residencies, research opportunities or attendance at conferences/seminars abroad. Eligible: Artists and other individuals working in the arts in and outside Ireland. More info at:
  •  Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (CCF) – The aim of the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) is to promote a balanced development of creativity in all the branches of art and preservation of the cultural heritage in the country in conjunction with the guidelines of the state cultural policy. More info at:
  •  Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs small scale grants. More info at: id=586582

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