Frequently Asked Questions

The main emphasis of Goethe-Institut programmes abroad is decided in a particular country, city or region. The institutes work closely with partners on the local theatre and dance scene, developing joint projects through this constant dialogue.

The job of the Theatre and Dance Division at the Goethe-Institut head office in Munich is to constantly follow interesting developments in drama and dance in Germany and to advise institutes on these projects. A specialist committee made up of eminent individuals from the German theatre and dance scene helps us in our work.
Partners for our projects locally include theatres, festivals, institutes of art education and individuals who play a major role in the host country and can guarantee that proposed institute projects will be consciously acknowledged by the local scene and professionally implemented.

The Theatre and Dance Division in Munich is unable to respond to direct requests from German artists and ensembles to arrange guest performances abroad.
The basis for joint projects with the Goethe-Institut is mutual planning on as long term a schedule as possible. This also applies to larger ensembles invited to perform at local festivals. Even if the idea for a project comes from a local partner the Goethe-Institut must be directly involved in organization right from the start. The project concept and selection of performers should be a mutual undertaking.

Short-term requests for financial support for projects that have already been fully planned cannot be honoured.
Presentations by outstanding, innovative theatrical and dance productions in collaboration with local organizers
  • Guest performances abroad by German theatre ensembles and by artists living in Germany
  • Guest performances in Germany by theatrical and dance companies from developing and transition countries
  • Cultural policy focuses such as arts weeks, German festivals abroad, Germany years

Cultural exchange and international artistic collaboration between major performers from Germany and the host countries
  • Guest directors and choreographers
  • Co-productions
  • Play readings
  • Sponsored translations of new German drama
  • Colloquiums
  • Encounters between talented newcomers
  • Stays abroad through the granting of residencies

Training and further education
  • Scholarships (International Forum, internship scholarships for young theatre professionals at German theatres)
  • Workshops
  • Lectures, seminars
  • Arts education in schools and for amateurs