The Department of Theatre/Dance offers theatre and dance professionals various grants at home and abroad to enable exchange, encounters and discussions in the field of performing arts internationally and in Germany.
The focus is on contemporary drama, spoken theatre, contemporary dance, performance art, children’s and youth theatre, puppet and figure theatre, and new drama.
The promotion of young talent is aimed at young artists living in Germany who would like to make their first international contacts as part of a guest performance abroad.
Every year the Theatre and Dance Department awards residencies in Germany to young theatre makers and choreographers from abroad.
These residencies range from a two-week participation in the International Forum of the Berliner Theatertreffen (an annual theatre festival in Berlin) to internships in productions by dance companies and public theatres.
Internships for young foreign theatre makers at German theatres
With the International Coproduction Fund, the Goethe-Institut aims to encourage new collaborative working processes and innovative productions in intercultural exchange in order to promote the emergence of new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore further forms of intercultural collaboration.
This Fund targets professional artists, ensembles and initiatives abroad and in Germany working in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art. There are no topical or regional restrictions, but preference will be given to projects between German and non-European partners, especially in transition countries.