Cultural education and discourse play a decisive role in the understanding and self-reflection of societies. Cultural workers, scientists, scholars and journalists are seismographs and co-creators of social changes. The Goethe-Institut makes available platforms and meeting places, cooperates with partners and experts worldwide, bolsters developments – for example in the field of the cultural and creative industries – and fosters social discourse, thereby developing and testing innovative event formats.
The cultural education programme of the Goethe-Institut provides qualifications for cultural workers, advises cultural institutions and networks actors with one another and with corresponding initiatives in Germany. In addition to cooperating with cultural institutions, television channels and schools, the programme also works together with universities and state and federal ministries.
The division Cultural Education and Discourse provides digital and regional qualification- and networking programmes in cultural management in order to professionalise cultural workers and to foster the development of cultural infrastructure.
Cultural Leadership Academy Ukraine
Land der Festivals (German version)
MOOC Managing the Arts
Master of Arts in Arts & Cultural Management
The discourse programme of the Goethe-Institut tracks issues under discussion by the public at large, the media and the sciences and humanities. It identifies questions of importance to society and sets thematic impulses arising from social and political developments and significant anniversaries. Of particular importance is the promotion of young experts who have shown outstanding ability in their fields.
During the launch of Rapid Transit for Architects in Berlin on 22.11.2017 newly arrived architects and planners in Berlin as well as others with an interest in architecture networks of architecture had been presented: What are the others doing? How do they work? How can we network and promote and strengthen the existing network?
For two weeks the Goethe-Institut is creating a symbolic place for cultural encounters in Berlin, the Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile.
The Goethe-Institut’s Kritikmaschine triggers a dialogue between authors of the leftist journal Kursbuch and intellectuals all over the world.
At the public conference approximately 200 participants will discuss the “contest of narratives” (Frank Gadinger) in the context of human rights, freedom of speech and expression, sexual orientation, flight and migration.