Project Funding
International Relief Fund

The International Relief Fund is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut, the German Foreign Office and other stakeholders to alleviate the acute crisis in the arts and culture during the Covid pandemic. Our support for cultural and educational organizations in many countries is an important contribution to safeguarding cultural infrastructure and artistic freedom, social diversity and critical discourse.

Women sewing © Vila Flores Cultural

Conditions of Funding

Organisations in culture and education from the continent of Africa and the Middle East, as countries in Eastern and Southeast Europe, Central and Southeast Asia and Central and South America.


We provide grants of up to €30,000 to support cultural and educational projects for a period of up to six months.

Next application deadline

The next application deadline has yet to be announced.


Goethe-Institut e.V.

Further information


The International Relief Fund for Organisations in Culture and Education 2021

An initiative of

Auswärtiges Amt


Single projects supported by

Robert Bosch Stiftung

S. Fischer Stiftung

Involved with own project funding

Dt. UNESCO Kommission

Berliner Künstlerprogramm DAAD

Siemens Stiftung

With kind support by the Deutsche Bank