(Update 05.05.2022)

FAQ for refugees from Ukraine

On the starting page of the touring artists project, you will find an FAQ with information on the general regulations on the right of residence and social law that apply to refugees from Ukraine who are staying and working in Germany.

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touring artists helpdesk service

The helpdesk service of touring artists, within the framework of the project International Artists Info Berlin (IAIB), is also open to artists arriving in Germany from Ukraine.

Furthermore, upon request, touring artists also offers info sessions on residence law issues for host organizations and counseling centers.

For the helpdesk service and for the info-sessions, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information platforms and contact points for visual artists from Ukraine in Germany


  • The Goethe-Institute Munich, together with the Goethe-Institute Ukraine and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, has set up an emergency fund with scholarships for artists from Ukraine.
  • The Goethe-Institut, together with the organization Artists at Risk, arranges support offers such as residencies, scholarships or even possible job opportunities. Further information here.
  • The Martin Roth-Initiative is now accepting project applications for temporary relocation to Germany, however with an earliest start date of the temporary stay in September 2022. 
  • The Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern provides funds for the state's scholarship institutions to support refugee artists. You can find information here under the heading "Hilfsprogramm" (in German).
  • Bayern has created a special fund for Ukrainian artists. Eligible for funding are new projects with supra-regional significance, which are carried out by a non-governmental organization in 2022 and have a connection to Ukraine.
  • The Cultural Foundation of the State of Saxony also set up a Saxony-Ukraine Cultural Fund (information only in German). Possible funded projects were, for example, the facilitation of residencies, scholarships, hospitations or networking activities for refugee artists and cultural workers (as of May 2022, an application is no longer possible).

Information and support by international and European networks

touring artists is a project of the IGBK, the Internationales Theaterinstitut Zentrm Deutschland (ITI) and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD), initiated and funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. International Artists Info Berlin (IAIB) is a cooperation of IGBK, ITI and DTD with SMartDe - Netzwerk für Kreative e.V. and is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe of the Land of Berlin as part of the project "Weltoffenes Berlin".