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Call for application: The New Patrons Initiative in India

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata is initiating a project, titled THE NEW PATRONS INITIATIVE, for the first time in India. This is a project, where the civil society commissions an artist (a visual - artist / architect / designer / writer / performer / musician etc.) to create for the community; addressing a pressing need to bring about a positive change. This is a powerful and revolutionary new approach, breaking the century old top-down tradition of arts patronage through privileged individuals or institutions. More ...

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Current Projects

On the run: A debate   deutsch deutsch

Indian journalist Aman Sethi and German journalist Georg Diez discuss the issues of refugees on Europe's borders. Follow the correspondence.

Stories about Partition   deutsch deutsch

As a cross-border project, "My Parents’ World – Inherited Memory" is the first internet platform between Bangladesh and West Bengal/India to delve deep into the Partition of Bengal in 1947.

#180 Seconds City   deutsch deutsch

From Berlin to Bogota, and back over Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different.

eLibrary of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan India   deutsch deutsch

eBooks, eAudio, eVideos 24/7 at your fingertips

Appeal for Nepal   deutsch deutsch

The reconstruction of cultural monuments in Nepal lies close to our heart. The South Asian institutes of Heidelberg University gathers and coordinates donations.

“Translating Books – Building Bridges”   deutsch deutsch

The Translators-in-Residence Program of the Goethe-Institut for professional translators from abroad

“Schools: Partners for the Future”   deutsch

This initiative by the German Federal Foreign Office wants to arouse interest and enthusiasm for contemporary Germany among youths all over the world.

Alumniportal Deutschland   deutsch

An online platform where Germany-Alumni network with each other as well as with German and international companies, institutions, universities and foundations.

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Poets translating Poets
Poetry traverses South Asia and Germany