In order to apply to grants in their country, artists may need official letters from Dos Mares. You can find a list of worldwide structures that offers artists grants.


Anna Lindh Foundation
Anna Lindh Foundation's purpose is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures.

To support the mobility of artists, practitioners, ideas and works in order to build bridges between cultures and help the creation of new experiences and understanding.

CEI Fellowship
The CEI Fellowship is a newly established fellowship aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European countries.

Europa Nostra
Europa Nostra supports national and international campaigns for the preservation and rescue of Europe´s heritage at risk. It encourages exemplary initiatives in favour of the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage by recognising outstanding heritage achievements.

European Commision
Since its inclusion in the Treaty on the European Union, cultural cooperation has become a new community competency. The Culture site is aimed mainly at European cultural operators who want to set up cooperation projects with other European partners. Information on the numerous other EU policies for the promotion of culture is available on the European Culture Portal.

ECF / Step Beyond
The European Cultural Foundation offers STEP Beyond, a mobility grant for artists, cultural operators, journalists, translators and researchers active in the cultural field. STEP beyond can be applied for all year long. The ECF makes special grants available for intensifying the exchange between Western and Central/ Eastern Europe.

Canon Foundation in Europe
Every year, the Canon Foundation in Europe awards up to 15 research fellowships. These supports are intended for young European and Japanese researchers (under 40), highly qualified in any discipline. The Canon fellowships are awarded to carry out research in Japan for Europeans, and in Europe for Japaneses, for periods of minimum three months and maximum one year. The Canon Foundation also offers awards to European and Japanese outstanding scholars or leading members of private or public organizations.

Fundtracer provides information on public funds, foundations, corporate giving programs, EU programs as well as on associations funding the arts. The website is right now covering Austria, Germany, Greece and Italy. The website intends to expand the information service to other countries.

International Visegrad Fund
The International Visegrad Fund allows artists from Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia to apply for several grants. Check their website for the latest deadlines.

Kulturkontakt Nord
Nordic Culture Point is the new contact point for Nordic cultural co-operation. It will primarily take responsibility for providing information and consultancy to professionals within the field of culture, act as a service function and serve as a secretariat for the framework programmes of the Nordic Ministries of Culture, as well as co-ordinate the activities of the Nordic cultural forums. Nordic Culture Point will also profile Nordic cultural co-operation within and outside the Nordic region.

Open Society Institute
The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grant making foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. They also offer grants and fellowships for in the field of media and culture. OSI Institute

Queen Jadwiga Fund
The Queen Jadwiga Fund provides scholarships for academic scholars and doctoral students from Central and Eastern Europe, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and the Balkans, who wish to conduct scholarly research in the City of Cracow.

Rave Scholarships
The Rave scholarships contribute to further practical training in arranging and realizing exhibitions. Twice a year the Rave Foundation awards these scholarships to curators from second- and third-world developing countries.

Robert Bosch Foundation
If you want to discover Central and Eastern European Countries, if you are planning a publication in German about Central and Eastern Europe or want to research in this region, you are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Roberto Cimetta Fund
The Roberto Cimetta Fund focusses on operators and artists in the Mediterranean. The fund offers small travel grants to individuals, which cover 75% of the travel and visa expenses necessary for participating in meetings of a professional cultural network.

Rudolf Nureyev Foundation
Set up by Russian-born ballet dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev in 1975, the foundation supports individual dancers, organisations or companies and performances, with a focus on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

The Budapest Observatory
The Budapest Observatory gives an overview of financing culture in East-Central Europe.

Thomassen Fund
The Thomassen Fund is a mobility fund aimed at widening and strengthening the participation of Central and Eastern European cultural management training institutions in ENCATC activities, providing a concrete opportunity to co-operate and to develop collaborative projects, by taking part in networking activities.

Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
The CEE Trust promotes the development of civil societies in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The CEE Trust was conceived as a mechanism for facilitating the transition to independent, active and viable networks of organizations and citizens working for the public good. To achieve this goal, the CEE Trust meets the urgent need for funding to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society stakeholders (excluding business organizations, governmental institutions or municipalities) gain greater self-reliance and self-sufficiency in the seven countries of its operation.

Anna Lindh Foundation
The Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures is an organisation shared by several countries of the Union for the Mediterranean. It aims at improving mutual respect between cultures, promoting dialogue and supporting civil society working for a common future of the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The Anna Lindh Foundation was established in 1995 in the follow up of the Barcelona Process and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Located in Alexandria, Egypt, it is an international civil society organisation with an intergovernmental board of governors. The grants programme supports concrete and sustainable projects for the promotion of inter-cultural relationships.

Fundación Botín
La misión de la Fundación Botín es contribuir al desarrollo integral de la sociedad, detectando y apostando por el talento creativo que hay en ella y explorando nuevas formas de generar riqueza cultural, social y económica.


Danish Arts Council
Our international work is designed to support collaboration between Danish and international artists and art institutions to provide inspiration, foster knowledge and thus give rise to new and exciting works of art to enrich our world.


The Arts Promotion Centre Finland
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland continues the activities of the Arts Council of Finland, which was founded in 1968. Its task is to promote the arts on both the national and international levels, as well as to promote aspects of culture that are not covered by any other official body. The Arts Promotion Centre Finland is an expert agency under the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The Finnish Art Academy Foundation/FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange awards grants for the exhibition of contemporary fine art abroad.


Institut Français
L'Institut français, opérateur du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes pour l'action extérieure de la France, se substitue à l'association Culturesfrance sous la forme d'un EPIC (Etablissement public à caractère industriel et commercial) avec un périmètre d'action élargi et des moyens renforcés.


Aventis Foundation
A foundation based in Frankfurt that promotes music, theatre, art, literature and projects in the social and political arena with a focus on healthcare, as well as science, research and higher education.
It provides support through three main strands: fine arts, civil society and science.

Deutsches InformationsZentrum Kulturfoerderung DIZK
A database of cultural funding that can be searched according to art form, type of sponsor, geographical focus and other criteria. Register a cultural project in the Project Market section to reach potential sponsors. Most of the content is specific to Germany, but there is some international focus.

Allianz Cultural Foundation
A foundation that promotes further education and research in the fields of science, the arts and culture.

Stiftungsindex Germany
This website contains more than 260 links and offers an extensive navigation aid to homepages of German Foundations.

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
IFA promotes the international cooperation of German and foreign persons engaged in the cultural sector with its Artists' Contacts. It supports working stays and tours of artists, curators, art educators, art theoreticians, architects and designers from developing and emerging countries to Germany, and German artists to these countries. 


Onassis Foundation
The Foundation has established the Programme of Scholarships for Hellenes since 1978. Scholarships can also be awarded to artists across all art forms who wish to improve their technique or abilities in schools, conservatories, workshops and academies abroad.


Icelandic Art Center
The Icelandic Art Centers' role is to introduce and support Icelandic visual arts abroad. The Center assists artists and art professionals in realizing  projects through means of funding, networking and cooperation with public and private associations, organizations and enterprises.


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The Polish Cultural Institute
The PCIis a recently established diplomatic mission of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland to the United States.


The long-term objective of the ECUMEST Association is to set-up a regional centre (in Eastern Europe) for analysis and expertise in the field of cultural policy and to initiate pilot programmes targeting young artists throughout the region, adapted to their needs of dialogue and mobility at European level.

NexT Cultural Society
Aims to encourage and promote the work of young filmmakers in Romania by offering the information tools, training opportunities, assistance and support in producing and presenting their work.

The Ukrainian Women's Fund (UWF) is an international charitable organization founded in 2000. UWF provides public organizations, and particularly women?s organizations from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus, with financial, informational and consultational support. UWF represents the Network Women?s Program of the Open Society Institute - New York, and is a member of the International Network of Women's Funds and the Ukrainian Donors' Forum.


Office for Contemporary Art Norway
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway was created to facilitate and promote contemporary visual arts production from Norway, and to strengthen its international visibility and position.


Swedish Visual Arts Fund
Visual and design artists may receive support for working or exhibiting their work abroad. The aim is to promote international cultural exchange for visual and design artists based in Sweden. The support for international exchange is financed and allocated by the Visual Arts Fund, which is part of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

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Arts Council England
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.

Creative Export
Creative Export hosts a website sponsored by The British Council and contains information on international experience in the creative sector on case studies and market research.

The Henry Moore Foundation
The Henry Moore Foundation is a registered charity, set-up and endowed by Mr Moore in 1977 ?to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the works of Henry Moore?. The Foundation also supports a wide range of projects and activities in the visual arts through its donations programme. Among areas covered are student bursaries, fellowships for artists and grants to art institutions, galleries and museums.

Visiting Arts
Every year Visiting Arts is offering their The Project Awards. This program was developed to advance the presentation of international art in the UK and to stimulate intercultural understanding.Visiting Arts


Creative Scotland
Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.


Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes
El Departamento de Fomento de las Artes e Industrias Creativas corresponde a la sección del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA) que se encarga de implementar las políticas culturales relacionadas con el fomento del sector de la cultura y las artes.


Invierte en los proyectos culturales profesionales que surgen en la comunidad artística; ofrece fondos para que los creadores puedan desarrollar su trabajo sin restricciones, afirmando el ejercicio de las libertades de expresión y creación.


(Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Republica Dominicana, Ecuador, El Salvador, España, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela.)
Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos
La Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI) es un organismo internacional de carácter gubernamental para la cooperación entre los países iberoamericanos en el campo de la educación, la ciencia, la tecnología y la cultura en el contexto del desarrollo integral, la democracia y la integración regional.


Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national, arm's-length arts funding agency.  The Visual Arts Section provides creation, production and dissemination support in the fields of architecture, crafts, photography and the visual arts, as well as for the acquisition of works by Canadian artists.

Conseil des arts des letters du Québec
The CALQ des arts et des lettres du Québec is a government corporation whose mission it is to support throughout Québec artistic and literary research and creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, the media arts, and architectural research. It also promotes artists, writers and arts organizations and their works in Québec, the rest of Canada and abroad.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation


Creative Capital
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services.
Graham Foundation
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

Gottlieb Foundation
was established according to provisions in the will of Adolph Gottlieb in order to award financial assistance to mature, creative painters, sculptors, and printmakers. They provide financial support to individual artists who have shown a lifetime commitment to their art.

The Warhol Foundation
These grants are made on a project basis to curatorial programs at museums, artists' organizations and other cultural institutions to originate innovative and scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts
Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. Through a nomination process, individual artists and organizations working in dance, music/sound, theater/performance art, poetry and the visual arts are awarded unrestricted grants for projects of their own choosing.

Nathan Cummings Foundation
Programs include arts and culture; the environment; health; interprogram initiatives for social and economic justice.
New York Foundation for The Arts
Independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional/organizational development
Franklin Furnace Fund
Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to emerging artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York.
The Pollock Krasner Foundation
 The Foundation's mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.
The Wallace Foundation
National foundation that supports programs in the United States. Grants are awarded to nonprofit public charitable organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Ford Foundation
Works mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Within their broad goals, they focus on a limited number of problem areas and program strategies.
The Flintridge Foundation
Provides grants to artists and art groups from the US only.The primary goal of the Awards program has been to recognize and support artists and the process of art making both directly and indirectly by providing artists with more time and resources to work. These Awards are an acknowledgement not only of extraordinary talent, creativity, and imagination, but also of unflagging courage, optimism, and commitment.
National Endowment for the Arts
Is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

Awesome Foundation
We are an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe.

Black Rock Arts Foundation
The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and promote community, interactive art and civic participation.

The Durfee Foundation
Innovation, creative expression and the energetic exchange of ideas are essential to a healthy community. The Durfee Foundation recognizes these qualities in the work of Los Angeles artists, whose endeavors are central to a vibrant civic life. The Foundation aims to support artists at pivotal moments during the course of their life's work.

The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
Supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through project-based grants issued directly to individual authors.

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music,film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

Aaron Siskind Foundation for Photography
The Aaron Siskind Foundation has been one of the few American organizations providing cash grants to individual photographic artists on a yearly basis. The Individual Photographer's Fellowship (IPF) review panel examines the work of upwards of 700 applicants each year, awarding a varying number of grants in amounts of up to $5,000.
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Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
A private independent Arab initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts. The aim is to facilitate cultural exchange and support artistic creativity and freedom of cultural expression across the Arab region.
The fund is dedicated to empowering the Arab contemporary art scene through strategic cultural philanthropy. Through an open call for applications, it seeks to deliver a sustainable funding mechanism for individuals and organizations.


Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
A foundation formed by the 25 EU Member States and 13 Asian countries to promote cooperation and understanding between Europe and Asia through cultural exchanges and mobility projects. Exchanges include conferences, lecture tours, workshops, seminars and the use of web-based platform.
The website provides information on cultural events, organisations, exchanges, residencies, festivals, artists and resources.

Commonwealth Foundation
An intergovernmental organisation that is funded by the various governments of Commonwealth countries, to which it reports. The foundation seeks to strengthen civil society and promote arts and culture.
It operates in a number of areas, such as culture, civil society capacity development, governance and accountability and economic development, to name a few.
The foundation also offers a wide range of toolkits, briefings, reports and other publications, to spread good practice around the Commonwealth and beyond.


Arts NSW
Arts NSW's assistance to individual artists and creative workers aims to provide them with support at crucial stages in their career path or recognise their achievement in ways that builds their profile locally, nationally and internationally.  Individuals can apply to Arts NSW for the following funding categories, eligibility permitting: Creation and/or Presentation, Quick Response, Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund, Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards.

Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts plays a crucial role in supporting artists and arts organizations to create and present their work, improve and develop their skills, and tour and promote their work to wider audiences.


Arts Council of New Zealand
The Arts Funding team manages the development and delivery of Creative New Zealand's suite of funding programmes for artists.