»Transfer International« is a cooperation programme run by the NRW KULTURsekretariat. It aims to create sustainable working processes and conversations between international and North Rhine-Westphalian cultural operators and institutions.

This aim of concrete joint projects and long-term dialogues through interlinking different scenes aspires, above all, to create a sustained relationship between artists, curators and institutions.

Thematically »Transfer International« is based on the two core themes of the NRW KULTURsekretariat, namely ‘digital culture’ and ‘interculture/diversity’.

The NRW KULTURsekretariat ran nine international collaboration programmes from 1990 until 2015, at which point it re-conceived and extended the Transfer programme: the first »Transfer International« took place in 2016/17 with the Netherlands and Belgium.