International Coproduction Fund
More than one species
CHOMBOTROPE – The Jitta Collective
May he rise and smell the fragrance
RAMANAYA: The Last Migration
BLACK & WHITE ain't no colours
Fin de mission / ohne Auftrag leben
International coproductions epitomize a form of artistic collaboration involving partnership and dialogue. With a view to encouraging new collaborative working processes and innovative productions involving international cultural exchange, the Goethe-Institut set up a new coproduction fund in the summer of 2016 to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration.
With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to support the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from the project.
The joint application, which must be submitted by the foreign partner (living and working abroad), must show clearly that good working contacts already exist between the partners and that both parties are interested in putting together a dialogue-oriented production. The Head Office of the Goethe-Institut recommends highly getting in touch with local Goethe-Instituts for questions about the development of applications.
The International Coproduction Fund promotes projects of a high artistic calibre and with considerable public impact. The results of the collaborative efforts are to be presented in a professional setting abroad, if possible also in Germany. An application should include a feasible financial plan which, in addition to third-party funding, should show the substantial contributions of all the project partners involved. The amount of funding requested should not exceed €25,000.
Projects between German and non-European partners, in particular from transition countries, are preferred.
The project partners have the task of doing active, broad-based public-relations work, in which the support from the Goethe Institut's International Coproduction Fund should always be mentioned. Both partners should pay close attention to documenting the progress of the project with photos, videos, press reports and other modes of display, in order to facilitate a presentation of the project on the website of the International Coproduction Fund.
DeadlinesFor projects with START in:
- 2020: October 15, 2019 as well as April 15, 2020
- 2021: October 15, 2020 as well as April 15, 2021
- 2022: October 15, 2021 as well as April 15, 2022
- The projects submitted should embrace only the performing arts (no outright film or exhibition projects)
- Expected artistic quality of the project
- Relevance of the participating artists in their respective scenes
- Budget indicating project partners’ own contributions / third party funds and a solid financial plan
- A balanced project partnership based on the artistic collaboration, not dominated by one partner
- Realisation of at least one performance outside Germany, if possible also one in Germany
- Projects between German and non-European partners, especially from transition countries, will be preferred (applications from Austria and Switzerland cannot be considered)
- Applications for guest performance funding are not valid
Applications to the International Coproduction Fund are made by electronic means using an online form. The application form is only available in English and applications can only be submitted in English.
This blank application form will give you an overview of the structure of the online form.
This manual for the application form gives you information on the fields to be completed and the documents to be submitted. Please read the information thoroughly before you complete an application. Data Protection.
- Who can submit the application or who is the first coproducer?
- Who is the 2nd coproducer? Can other coproducers be involved?
Third and other coproducers are not compulsory for the funding of the coproduction, but they increase the chances of being awarded the grant. The definition of a coproducer is deliberately broad. What is decisive is that he/she makes a substantial contribution to the production.
- Where and how often should the production be shown?
- What is not funded by the International Coproduction Fund?
Guest performances can avail themselves of other sponsorship opportunities provided by the Goethe-Institut.
- How can I increase the chances of funding our project?
A clarifying discussion with the responsible Goethe-Institut in your country before the application is submitted can also increase the chances of obtaining funding for the project.
- Can the Goethe-Institut help me find a project partner?
- What are the various procedures of the application process?
The project proposals are then submitted to the next meeting of the jury of experts so that they can take a decision. Two jury sessions take place each year.
The results are communicated per Email within 20 days after the jury session (approximately three months after the application deadline). The applicant should submit the APPLICATION NUMBER, then he or she can also be informed by telephone or e-mail. Please provide this number in any written correspondence about the project.
Next Application Deadline
The next application deadline is October 15, 2019 at 23:59 (CET – Time in Germany). The online application form will be available again at the beginning of September 2019. Please be aware of the updated award criteria which will be valid from next round on.
The results for round VII (deadline April 15, 2019) will be communicated by the beginning of August. Please refrain from making individual enquiries on the state of your application. Thank you for your understanding.
International Coproduction Fund