International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut in Germany 2020

Good news! International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut is currently open. Goethe-Institut in Germany invites applications for the International Coproduction Fund to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration in 2020.

This award is proposed for co-productions by artists in the areas of dance, theatre, music and performance art, in which interdisciplinary and hybrid setups and the use of digital media may be crucial components. The intended group includes professional artists and outfits abroad and in Germany, which evidently lack sufficient resources to achieve their coproduction project on their own.

With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to back the unlimited international and intercultural exchange of artists and their concepts. The enabling of such an exchange and the networking it generates among the different players are equally as crucial as the productions resulting from the project. The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational program encourages intercultural dialogue and enables cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

Application Deadline: The next application deadline is October 15, 2020, at 23:59 (CET – Time in Germany).

Institution: Goethe-Institut

Country: Germany

Benefits of International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut

  • The International Coproduction Fund supports projects of a high artistic quality and with substantial public impact.
  • The outcomes of the cooperative efforts are to be presented in a professional setting overseas, if possible also in Germany.
  • An application must comprise a practicable financial plan which, in addition to third-party funding, must demonstrate the substantial contributions of all the project partners involved.
  • The amount of funding requested should not exceed €25,000.

Eligibility for International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut

International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut tendered must incorporate only the performing arts (no downright film or exhibition projects)

  • Expected artistic quality of the project
  • Importance of the partaking artists in their individual scenes
  • Budget showing project partners’ own offerings / third party funds and a concrete financial plan
  • A stable project partnership based on the artistic partnership, not controlled by one partner
  • Achievement of minimum of one presentation outside Germany, if possible also one in Germany
  • Projects between German and non-European associates, particularly from transition nations, will be preferred (applications from Austria and Switzerland cannot be given consideration)
  • Applications for guest performance financial support are not acceptable

How to Apply for International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut

  • The cooperative application, which has to be submitted by the overseas partner(residing and working abroad), have to show clearly that good working contacts previously exist between the partners and that the two parties are interested in creating a dialogue-oriented production.
  • The Head Office of the Goethe-Institut advises highly contacting local Goethe-Instituts for enquiries about the development of applications.
  • The online application form for International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut will be available again at the beginning of September*.

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