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International programmes, scholarships and grants for workers of culture and art

This section contains information on foreign and international scholarship programmes to cultural and art workers for taking training, conducting professional internship and teaching abroad in which citizens of the Republic of Belarus can participate.

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Emerging Artists

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation provides financial assistance to artists in the early stages of their careers. Applicants must work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking. Funds may be used for any art-related purpose: study, travel, studio rental, purchase of materials etc.

Application deadline: not restricted.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland - Grants for art professionals, 2023 (Finland)

Frame Contemporary Art Finland awards travel grants for foreign art professionals trips to Finland. Travel grants can only be used to cover personal travel costs and accommodation expenses. This travel grant can be applied for by foreign art experts for their visits to Finland, as well as by Finland-based organisations in order to invite a foreign art professional.

Application deadlines: 31 December 2023, 29 February 2024, 30 April 2024, 31 August 2024.

Gerda Henkel Foundation General Research Grants: Projects in humanities

The Gerda Henkel Foundation provides funding for humanities research projects of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, new independent researchers and mid-career or senior scholars as well. Research scholarships should be applied for by one Postdoc or scholar; applications for research projects can be made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars. Eligible fields: archaeology and history, including history of art, science and law. Support can be provided for a period of min. 1 to max. 24 months.

Application deadline: November 22, 2023; applications for smaller grants up to 25,000 Euros can be made at any time.

Henry Moore Institute grants

The Henry Moore Foundation’s Grants programme supports the growth and development of sculpture and funds research that expands the appreciation of this art form. The grants are awarded for exhibitions, lectures and conferences, books, journals and catalogues on the subject of sculpture, museums and galleries wishing to acquire or conserve sculpture for their collections, artwork commissions and for other activities where sculpture is the focus. The Programme also offers long-term research grants for organisations and funding for individual research projects, including research stays and travel grants.

Application deadline: 1 February – 1 March, 1 – 26 May, 1 – 29 August, 1 – 29 November 2023.

Marbach Fellowship Programme

The Marbach fellowship programme supports research projects that are based on the collections of the German Literature Archive in Marbach am Neckar. A completed university degree is a prerequisite for receipt of a fellowship; short-term fellowships for Master’s candidates are also offered. Additionally, the Archive issues thematic fellowships in cooperation with third-party donors and patrons. Applicants must point out the direct relevance of the Archive’s unique collection of manuscripts, library, special media collections, or art collections for their research projects. Applications may be submitted in German or English.

Application deadlines: March 31 and September 30 (annually).

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic

The government scholarship of the Slovak Republic is designed to support mobility of foreign students and university professors, graduate students, researchers and professionals in the arts and provided for the passage of training, teaching, research or artistic training in universities and research organizations in Slovakia.

Application deadlines:

  • October 31 – for the scholarship in the summer semester of the current academic year;
  • April 30 – for the scholarship in the following school year.

Visual Arts: international research programme of the Danish Arts Foundation

Danish Arts Foundation funds curatorial research for curators, directors of art institutions and other art professionals working with contemporary art through professional curating, art criticism, art mediation, or those with substantial experience in one of the areas mentioned. Applicants from abroad may also apply for funding for travel and accommodation in Denmark. The programme is primarily aimed at applicants who already have contacts on the Danish art scene or candidates who wish to carry out a project involving specific Danish artists or institutions.

Application deadline: continuous.

The Wolfsonian-FIU fellowship program

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University museum (Miami Beach, USA) fellowship program supports projects from a wide range of academic fields to promote scholarly research on The Wolfsonian's collection. The program is open to holders of master's or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Funding includes a stipend, accommodations, and round-trip travel. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at the museum, generally for periods of three to four weeks; the timing of dates will be negotiated with individual awardees.

Application deadline: December 31 (annually).