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.

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

Open Call for the SAWA Museum Academy 2017/2018

The Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, Sharjah Museums Department, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, HTW Berlin are pleased to announce the call for submissions for the SAWA Museum Academy 2017/2018.

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.

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.

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.

Die Hamburger Küchensessions treffen arabische 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.