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Cultural and Creative Industries

Through its programmes, based on the specific conditions of its worldwide locations, the Goethe-Institut contributes to the creation of independent and sustainable production structures, and promotes cultural (co-)productions and the networking of creative people in and between its partner countries and with Germany. In doing so, it qualifies cultural workers and entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative industries and contributes to their internationalisation, helps to create new employment opportunities and opens up access to culture and education. Of particular importance for the Goethe-Institut's work is the potential that the cultural and creative industries offer for the shaping of social change and creative processes.

Current Projects of the Goethe-Institut

Creative Industries Round Tables © Goethe-Institut, Foto: Loredana La Rocca

Creative Industries Round Table

The Goethe-Institut and the network of support institutions for the CCI in Germany (PCI) invite you to a digital roundtable on "Internationalisation in the CCI" on 2nd December 2020.

Ebtedy.com © Ebtedy

North Africa/ Middle East

Ebtedy is a digital knowledge platform on creative industries and cultural management in Arabic language for creatives who want to turn their ideas into reality.

FANTASMEEM Libanon Photo: Goethe-Institut Lebanon /Alia Haju


Creative entrepreneurship, network building and (continuing) qualification of Lebanese designers with the goal of acting as multipliers within their scene are the main focus of FANTASMEEM.

Jenga CCI Kenia Photo: Goethe-Institut /Lamek Orina


The sustainable expansion and promotion of the cultural and creative industries in Kenya is strengthened by means of integrative educational and promotional offers, e.g. for the qualification and development of different business models.

Oh my Goethe Nancy Photo: Mathilde Dieudonné


OHMG! invites creative people from all fields to share expertise and synergies across the Franco-German border and supports start-ups in developing their ideas.

Creative Flip

Creative FLIP

Creative FLIP - Finance, Learning, Innovation and Patenting is an EU co-funded pilot project whose main objective is to promote sound and sustainable ecosystems for the cultural and creative industries in relation to these four key policy areas.

Startbild Photo: Goethe-Institut/Creative Ports

Baltic Sea Region
Creative Ports

With fourteen partners from eight countries, the Baltic Sea Region focuses on internationalisation and transnational networking of the cultural and creative sector for knowledge-based and innovative economic development.

Hub@Goethe Photo: Goethe-Institut Südafrika / Shirin Motala

South Africa

Guided by mentors, Hubbers will acquire the necessary knowledge and tools for the development of their creative company in a seven-month training course: from the concept to market research to implementation.

Son et Création au Senegal, Goethe-Institut Dakar Photo: Goethe-Institut Sénégal / Stéphanie Nikolaïdis

Son et Création au Senegal

A nine-month advanced training programme in the fields of the music industry, live sound technology and a salon for music-enthusiastic journalists brings the Senegalese music scene together with national and international experts.

Takween creative space Photo: Goethe-Institut Jordanien


Creating, creating, developing together - young designers and creative entrepreneurs in Jordan are supported by various learning opportunities to build networks, establish cooperation and become creative together.

KHAN AL FAN Photo: X-Line


With its KHAN AL FAN project, the Goethe-Institut Iraq is promoting the emerging market of cultural and creative industries, the entrepreneurial and political perception of the sector, and the development of employment prospects in Iraq.

Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform Photo: Tim Moolman

South Africa
Cultural Economies Platform (CEP)

The CEP project aims to coordinate the CCI through networking and creating possibilities for the visibility of the Industry, as well as for the CCI ecosystem to recognise each other and the work the various parts are doing to further develop the industry.

Cultural Economies in Townships Photo: Tim Moolman

South Africa
Creative Economies in Townships (CET)

To counteract high youth unemployment, this programme implements formats for the development of concrete career perspectives in the creative sector in close cooperation with local actors.