We promote cultural exchange between Germany and the Gulf Region. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals which involve bilateral artistic production, reception and reflection.
German magazine DiscoverME in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Abu Dhabi have published a special issue “YEAR OF ZAYED” dedicated to the German-Emirati relations, with a focus on the lifetime and governance of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
From Flanders to villages across the UK and Germany, muffled bells will toll on November 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I. In this article we share with you a presentation by Dr. Alexander Sschwarz about the important role, which film production played to promote peace in a time of war.
In cooperation with Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, Children´s City in Dubai and with the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center in Al Ain, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region is presenting the Science Film Festival 2018 in its sixth year. The festival takes place from 7 October to 23 November 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.