In Germany we work with national and local arts organisations to help connect German and British artists and art professionals. We are not an arts funding body, but focus on cultural relations, that is we bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together to collaborate and exchange knowledge and ideas.
For more information on funding opportunities and general information on the arts scene in Germany, see the selected links below.
In the UK
In the UK we work closely with leading artists and arts showcases. For more information on funding opportunities or general information on the arts in the UK, see our links below.
- The Artists International Development Fund is a cooperation between the British Council and Arts Council England. It provides artists resident in England with financial support in order to establish collaborations with artists and art organisations in other countries. The next deadline for applications is 16 January 2015.
UK arts organisations:
- The Arts Council of England: The national funding body for the arts in England. It is responsible for developing, sustaining and promoting the arts through the distribution of public money from central government and revenue generated by the National Lottery.
- Creative Scotland: Supports and invests in Scotland’s arts and creative industries.
- The Arts Council of Wales: Supports individual Welsh artists working in all disciplines and assists them in producing innovative work, and encourages the presentation of work by Welsh artists through tours in Wales and abroad.
- The Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Works to develop and improve the knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the arts in Northern Ireland by increasing public access to and participation in the arts.
- Wales Arts International: A collaboration between the British Council and the Arts Council of Wales that offers an international audience the opportunity to gain a clear perspective on the arts from Wales while facilitating communication between presenters, organizations, festival directors, companies, and artists.
Additional UK Arts Resources:
- Visiting Arts: Promotes and facilitates the inward flow of international arts into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and provides resources on funding opportunities as well as information on presenting international work in the UK.
- On the Move and the Asia Europe Foundation provide a series of 'Mobility Funding Guides' for artists and arts professionals on their website.
- British Arts Festivals Association: A calendar, directory, and map for more than 100 arts festivals across the UK.
- Lab for Culture: Provides a platform for cultural cooperation across Europe and with the rest of the world, including an online set of resources outlining European cultural funding opportunities.
- British Library: The British Library is the UK’s national library. It is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from many countries, in many languages and in many formats, both print and digital: among them are books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, sound and music recordings, maps, stamps and drawings.
- Britdoc Circle is a film fund to support the very best artistic and journalistic films being made by European filmmakers.
Contacts for German Artists to exhibit in the UK