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Promotion of music residencies in Germany

Promotion of music residencies in Germany - Gasteig München GmbH Photo (detail): Gasteig München GmbH © Matthias Schönhofer

Who: Musicians, composers and sound artists from developing and transition countries

Section: Music (all genres)  

Duration: 2 – 6 weeks   

This grant is to enable performing artists working in the field of music from developing and transition countries to prepare new international programmes and productions with partners in Germany. The object of the programme is to promote international artistic collaboration and intensive cultural exchange on a partnership basis. 

Prerequisites for eligibility  

  • Invitation and support from an institution or an individual in Germany with considerable relevance in the national arts scene
  • Significant impact on the arts scene in Germany and/or the artist’s home country
  • Duration of stay from two to a maximum of six weeks
  • No firm pre-existing bookings (of flights, hotels), at the time of application, for the parts of the journey concerned 

Ineligible for funding 

  • Master classes, summer schools and other studies abroad
  • Commercial training seminars
  • Travel primarily for tourist purposes
  • Guest performance trips and tours 

The Goethe-Institut funding covers 

  • The artist's expenses on international travel to and from Germany
  • Health, accident and personal liability insurance for the artist during their stay in Germany
  • An allowance of up to 400 € per week for accommodation, meals and other expenses. The Goethe-Institut will not provide housing! 

Application, time limits & More

Detailed information on this funding, such as application forms and deadlines, can be found on the page  Music  

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