How to Apply

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STEP Beyond Travel grants fund up and coming artists and cultural workers - giving priority to individuals up to 35 years and/or in the first 10 years of their career - to travel between EU and countries bordering the EU.

There is no deadline for this grant scheme, so you can apply at any time but at least 60 days before your planned travel. The selection process takes up to one month.

Please note that in case of successful applications, all grants are only paid after the travel has ended and the grantee has submitted all required travel documents. Therefore, careful budgeting beforehand is essential for each project.

For more information on how to apply, a list of eligible travel destinations and to access the application form, go to the How to apply guidelines. After this you can start the application process directly here.

Please carry in mind that the applications cannot be edited after submission.

Where We Fund


We support artists and cultural workers based in one of the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, 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 (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

For eligible travel directions please see the How to apply guidelines.

Other Funding

Next to the STEP Beyond Travel Grants, ECF has also other funding opportunities. Find out more here


Not eligible for any of our grants?

The ECF Labs community may offer other opportunities and support for you. Share your work and ideas with other artists and cultural workers on ECF Labs!


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