Responsibilities of the Goethe-Institut
Every year the Goethe-Institut provides support for roughly a thousand projects featuring professional musicians working in every musical style and genre. Many of these projects involve collaboration between Goethe-Instituts abroad and their local partners, such as festivals, concert venues and clubs. Other projects are launched by our Music Division in association with partners in Germany. Our funding for professional music projects targets professional musicians based in Germany or in developing or transition countries.
Furthermore, over eight million young and amateur musicians play or sing in a choir or orchestra, in a rock band, jazz combo or chamber music group in Germany. Every year, the Goethe-Institut provides support for three to four hundred projects involving concert tours, “get-acquainted” concerts or workshops given abroad by these German ensembles together with local musical partners.
We attach equal importance to our efforts to promote artists in other countries. There are countless talented musicians in developing and transition countries that often lack suitable training facilities and qualified instructors. In view of this situation, the Goethe-Institut and our partners in the target countries support and develop a wide range of music education projects and programmes. We also provide funding and support for musicians from abroad to perform in Germany.
Ode for All workshop, part of the Goethe's Institut's 2020 project The other Beethoven(s)
Freak de L'Afrique in concert at the Goethe-Institut Kigali 2019
Acts of Listening, an International Coproduction Fund project, with Florian Tuercke
Fieldlines, an International Coproduction Fund project, with Bidisha Das
ContactFor all questions you may have concerning projects with a Goethe-Institut abroad please contact that institute directly.
The contact persons for specific questions about individual funding opportunities by the Goethe-Institut are located in the respective detailed information sections under the heading Service/Promotion.
For all other questions, the Music Division at the head office of the Goethe-Institut is happy to be of service:
Tel: +49 89 15921-506