International Cultural Exchange

International Cultural Exchange - Artistic projects

International Cultural Exchange - Artistic projects

The “International Cultural Exchange” department of the Ministry of Culture and Media supports artistic exchange projects between Hamburg and foreign countries within the budget available.

Contact and funding

The goal is for the Hamburg cultural and creative scene to become more international and better connected and to present itself in an international context.


Applicants can submit their bids for funding throughout the year without the need to meet a particular deadline.

More information on criteria, requirements and types of funding can be found in the funding guidelines:

International cultural exchange funding guidelines (in German only)

Analogue application (on paper) for Ministry of Culture funding (in German only)

Before submitting an application, it is useful to contact the respective officer by phone and present your project or idea. Often it can be clarified in advance whether an application makes sense at this point, and if so, in what form. Therefore, take advantage of the opportunity to talk!  

Sister Cities & Partner Regions

Support is focussed in particular on Hamburg’s sister cities and partner regions such as Chicago, Dar es Salaam, Dresden, León, Marseille, Osaka, Prague, Shanghai, St Petersburg; Eastern Asia, the Baltic, the Arab World, India, and Latin America and the Caribbean.









St. Petersburg

Partner Regions


Julia Dautel

Referatsleitung und Intern. Kulturaustausch: Asien, Nord- und Südamerika

Behörde für Kultur und Medien
Hohe Bleichen 22
20354 Hamburg
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Anne Köhnke

Internationaler Kulturaustausch: Europa, Afrika, Russland, arabischer Raum, Israel

Behörde für Kultur und Medien
Hohe Bleichen 22
20354 Hamburg
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