Bauhaus building Dessau, Walter Gropius (1925–26), Südseite Photo (detail): Tadashi Okochi © Pen Magazine, 2010, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

Tracing Bauhaus

Much of what we associate with ‘modernism’ in architecture and design originated in a small German art movement that existed for only 14 years yet left internationally distinguished traces. In 2019, the Staatliches Bauhaus will commemorate its 100 anniversary.

Boys reading © UAEBBY

Books - Made in UAE

The project Books – Made in UAE supports the development of a sustainable local children’s book industry by training young and aspiring authors and illustrators in the creative process of producing children’s books in Emirati Arabic language.

Artist in Residence program © Stal Gallery, Muscat, Oman

Artist in Residence program

The Artist in Residence program fosters the development of the Omani art scene, and its outreach activities provide the guest artists with excellent preconditions to getting acquainted with Omani artists, culture and society.

Do You Trust Me Workshop © Daniel Donelly

Media - Do You Trust Me?

The workshop series DO YOU TRUST ME? has a critical look on photographs, questioning the credibility and rendition of reality in pictures both in journalism as well as in art. Today´s observer of a picture has to decide more and more if what one sees can be trusted.

Deutsche Saison Qatar © Qatar Museums

Qatar Germany Year of Culture 2017

Every year, Qatar Museums runs a year of culture, and in 2017 Germany will be the host country for the Year of Culture program. Through a variety of exhibitions, festivals and events, the Year of Culture promotes mutual understanding, recognition and appreciation between countries.

SAWA Museum Academy © Goethe-Institut

SAWA Museum Academy

SAWA means TOGETHER, and TOGETHER selected participants from Germany, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and Palestine will learn and study methods of museum management, and TOGETHER German and Emirates-based experts will teach them.

Backstory © Goethe-Institut Libanon


BACKSTORY The Film Residency, in cooperation with Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Cinema supports young filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany.

Science Film Festival © Goethe-Institut / Patrick Bucher


For the fifth time the Science Film Festival comes to Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, and for the first time to Ras Al Khaimah. In October and November we present selected films with science content, science shows with the Nutty Scientists, experiments and hands on activities.

The Hamburg Kitchen Sessions meet the Arabic Music Sessions ©

Music spaces in the Arab World

Living rooms turn into concert halls, kitchens morph into auditoriums. Popular entertainers jamming on couches, up-and-coming artists showcasing their skills between coffee tables and bookcases.

Jeem Logo © Jeem

JEEM.ME is a website about gender, sex and sexuality in Arabic-speaking countries, which provides users with information, articles and stories in Arabic.