Within the program Kreativ-Transfer companies, artists and game developers as well as producers, gallery owners and artist-run project space operators travel to international festivals, fairs and platforms in Germany, in Europe and around the world.

They present their work, make new contacts and find co-producers and clients. Kreativ-Transfer promotes these journeys and strengthens the exchange of professional know-how.

More information on the program Kreativ-Transfer here (in German)

Since July 2021, it has been announced that the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media will support a continuation of the program, until May 2023.

Save the date: On 22 September 2021, the sponsor of the program, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD), together with the cooperation partners, invites to a digital kick-off Creative Transfer II:

In addition to a brief review and an insight into the evaluation of the previous program, the main aim is to inform and to discuss the content of the follow-up program and to provide a platform for exchange between actors in the cultural and creative sectors.

In the fall of 2019 and spring 2020, in the first round of the program, two calls for travel grants for exhibition and project spaces and their travels to fairs and platforms were published.

A third call followed in the fall of 2020, this time - due to the corona-virus pandemic - with a more general focus on international networking and presentation.

More information on the call from November 2020 here.

Kreativ-Transfer update, on current occasion (October 2020)

As a result of the corona pandemic, three changes were implemented in the Kreativ-Transfer program (2019-20):

  • (1) The extension of the program until 30 April 2021,
  • (2) the alternative use of grants already approved by the juries that could not/ could not be used as planned, and
  • (3) the alternative use of travel grants in the context of new calls for proposals: Funding for projects of international networking and visualization as well as know-how transfer.

Due to the current situation, travel grants for visiting international trade fairs, festivals and platforms will not be published. As soon as the currently very extensive travel warnings are lifted, travel becomes more predictable again and events take place safely, the possibility of travel cost subsidies will be examined.

For those who have been granted creative transfer funding but have not been able to use it due to the Corona pandemic, there is still the possibility of rededicating the funding.

The jurors for the program Kreativ-Transfer, here focus on exhibition and project spaces, in the first round of the program were:

  • Maria Wildeis, curator of SETAREH, founder of FAR OFF and project manager of the international exchange program Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V.
  • Oliver Möst, Artistic Director of Schoeler.Berlin, active member of the Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume und -initiativen
  • Marcel Noack, visual artist, board member of IGBK and of Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler (BBK), photographer (German Society for Photography) and art space operator
  • Representatives of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) accompany the jury meetings, but are not entitled to vote.

View the list of funded project rooms for the first round on the website of the Kreativ-Transfer program.

View the 1st call here (PDF in German).

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For more information contact:

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland / The German Association for Dance
Mariannenplatz 2 | 10997 Berlin
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 030 37 44 33 92
(Jana Grünewald / Nicole Fiedler)

Taubenstraße 1 | 10117 Berlin
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 030-2345 7666 (Thomas Weis)

The project „Kreativ-Transfer“ is funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM). The sponsor of the project “Kreativ-Transfer” is the umbrella organization The German Association for Dance (DTD). In the implementation of this program, DTD cooperates with the IGBK as well as with Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste (BFDK), the Initiative Neuer Zirkus (INZ), the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (BVDG), with game - Verband der deutschen Games-Branche eV and transmissions GbR.

Kreativ-Transfer / Photos © Eva Radünzel-Kitamura, 2019

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