Submission deadline: 15 April and 15 October every year


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The Goethe Institut provides funding for the development of exhibitions and discursive formats with transnational cooperative working structures from the fields of visual arts, architecture, design and art education/cultural mediation as well as interdisciplinary projects. The fund is aimed at professional artists, curators and cultural practitioners working abroad and in Germany. You must provide written confirmation from at least one institution (art association, museum, educational institution, etc.) of your interest in collaborating with you and the other applicants and interest in the content of the project as a binding part of the application documents to be submitted.

Applicants can contact the Goethe-Institut in their country or the Visual Arts Division at the Goethe-Institut's headquarters at an early stage of project development for advice and, if applicable, for networking with other project partners and for assistance with the application.

Your application, which must be submitted by two or more partners, of whom one must live and work abroad and one in Germany, should show that working contacts already exist and that you intend to implement the project in a dialogue-oriented manner.

The Visual Arts Project Fund supports projects that can be expected to have a high quality and lasting impact of the artistic or discursive results. Their public presentation in at least one location outside of Germany is obligatory. The inclusion of several locations increases the chances of your application and can be supported by a correspondingly higher funding amount. The maximum funding amount is 25,000 €. You and your partners will document the course of the project with photos, videos, etc. and a detailed final report.