Travel grant
Guest performances in Germany

Would you like to perform in Germany? We provide funding for ensembles from developing and transition countries.

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Conditions of Funding

Theatre and dance companies from developing and transition countries planning to perform in Germany

We provide funding in the form of a travel and transport grant to give performing artists from developing and transition countries an opportunity to present their work to a German audience and engage with the German arts scene.

  • Calibre of the production
  • Standing of the organizer
  • National visibility
  • Consideration of sustainability criteria in the choice of means of transport: For travel times of up to seven hours and/or 600 km we prefer to support rail travel. We assess the eligibility of additional costs compared to air fares.
  • Minimum of three performances/events/formats at destination

  • Informative description of the visiting production
  • Concept and objective of the visiting event (indicating target audience) and information about publicity/media partnerships
  • Information about the applicant
  • Budget clearly showing amount of own/third-party funding and sound financial plan as well as two comparative quotes for travel and transport costs (travel agencies, rail, forwarding agencies etc.)
  • Note whether the applicant has already received funding from the Goethe-Institut for past projects involving guest performances.
  • Applicant’s full address
  • Account details (incl. IBAN and Swift code) and name of contracting party

The application for funding may be submitted by a festival, theatre or event organizer in Germany who would like to invite a company abroad to perform here.

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Next application deadline

The application must be received at least ten weeks before the start of the trip.


Thomas Stumpp
Dance & Theatre Division Tel. +49 89 15921 342