STEP Beyond Travel Grants for Artists

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: artists or cultural workers from Europe or neighboring countries
Grant: €250 to €700 for travel ticket expenses


STEP Beyond Travel grants support individual artists and cultural workers travelling across borders in a wider European space, to explore, network and set up new collaborations. They also see the travel scheme as a tool for professional development, ranging from planning, fundraising and application to payment procedures.

Eligible travelers should present a well-prepared travel itinerary and have a clear plan of activities, with at least one committed partner or host in the destination country. Funded travel should represent a starting point for continued collaboration and the resulting projects should have some impact on the local/regional arts and culture scene and/or policy-making.

They especially welcome applications from the following countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and the Ukraine.


In order to be eligible you must be:

  • artist or cultural worker of any contemporary artistic or cultural discipline (individual or representing a cultural or artistic independent organisation)
  • based in Europe or in neighbourhood. Relevant countries are: Albania, Andorra, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia,
    Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Individuals aged between 18 and 35 and/or those in the first ten years of a professional career in their relevant field are more likely to be considered.


STEP Beyond Travel Grants are only meant for contributing towards international travel ticket expenses. Grants range from €250 to €700 depending on the country you are departing from and the country you will travel to.


There is no deadline for this grant scheme, so you can apply at any time but at least one month before your planned travel. The selection process takes up to one month. Before applying please read the application guidelines HERE. Apply online HERE.

For further information please visit the official website.

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