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Local Projects

Photographer: Gergo Palmai Photographer: Gergo Palmai

KinoKonzert

KinoKonzert is a new series of audio-visual live performances in Australian cinemas. Curated and presented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with independent curator Christian Pazzaglia, these events will take you into another world as you enter the hybrid cinema-concert experience.

Jota Mombaça performs at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney © Wesley Nel

Culture Monthly News

The Goethe-Institut in Australia provides you with the current monthly news and events around culture. Get in touch to subscribe to the mailing list.

kultur Magazin ©Christian Mio Loclair (Ausschnitt)

kultur Magazin

kultur highlights some of the Goethe-Institut’s cultural programs and events in Australia in the current year. Take a look behind the scenes and learn more about the people and organisations we work with.

DAAD © DAAD

University advice service

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers. The DAAD Information Centre Sydney is there for you to answer your questions about study, research and internship opportunities in Germany as well as exchange for students and researchers to Germany.


Blogs

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Blog
Bicultural Urbanite

Brianna Summers and other Berlin-based Australians blog about life and culture in the German capital, exclusively for the Goethe-Institut. #BiculturalUrbanite

Kino in Oz © Bedneyimages - Freepik.com

Film
Kino in Oz

For #kinoinoz, Brisbane-based film critic Sarah Ward takes a closer look at German films screening down under. Here you'll find everything from film reviews and interviews to festival previews.

Berlinale Bloggers 2021 rectangle graphic Credit: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Berlinale Bloggers

There was no red carpet at the 71st Berlinale but our eleven film journalists still had plenty to report on. Here they present their cinematic discoveries and reflections from Germany's biggest film festival, in a year dominated by COVID-19.

Sydney Wall ©Goethe-Institut

German-Aussie Stories

A selection of our best stories and interviews highlighting the connections between Germany and Australia.


Funding

Alejandro Held Foto: Alejandro Held

International Coproduction Fund

This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components.

AGA Australian German Association Inc

AGA Fellowship

The Fellowship is made available jointly by the Australian German Association and the Goethe-Institut, offering young Australians a 12-week stay in Germany.

Goethe-Institut translation funding Foto: © Goethe-Institut Budapest

Translation funding

Our translation funding programme supports the publication of books by German authors in another language.

The Opera Foundation ©The Opera Foundation

Opera Grants

The Goethe-Institut Australien supports young emerging Australian opera singers in the early stages of their musical career.


International Projects

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Kulturtechniken 4.0
Kulturtechniken 4.0

A Goethe-Institut project inviting artists, thinkers and creative minds to participate in one of the most important discussions of our time.

Sound of X © Goethe-Institut / Photo: Benny Suhendra Panjaitan / Design: Groupe Dejour

Listen Closely
Sound of X

How can we reconnect with the spaces we live in, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The artists of Sound of X propose answers as they explored their sonic environment. The resulting video soundscapes offer a unique experience of our cities.

FEHLER Key VIsual Design: Tobias Schrank

Magazine
Fehler

How do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. We’re celebrating mistakes and their innovative power in this magazine: a collection of both big and little mistakes in art, language, technology, and society.

Ecologues Keyvisual © Unsplash

Facets of sustainability
Ecologues

Plastic in the oceans, forest fires in the Amazon: on Ecologues the Goethe-Institut presents constructive answers to climate change and brings together regional experts in global debates on sustainability. Above all, the question arises: How do we survive the human age?


Culture online

Onleihe Banner © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe

The Onleihe, Goethe-Institut's online library, is full of German books, music, magazines, audio books and movies. And you have free access to this wide range of offers!

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

International Livestreams
Kulturama.digital

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.

Goethe Collection © Goethe-Institut Australien

Movies
Film archive "Goethe Collection"

Our film archive "Goethe Collection" is managed by the National Film and Video Lending Service (NFVLS) in Canberra. NFVLS is Australia's largest film library and lends its resources to educational institutions, government departments, industry and professional bodies, and community groups such as film societies around Australia.     


Past Projects

A section of Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin © Marine Leduc

Berlin Wall 30

The wall that divided Germany and Berlin fell in 1989. What changes have the country and the city seen since then? And where does one still find traces of the previous borders? Walks and tours along the places where the wall once stood.

Cloudscapes © Tetsuo Kondo

Art
Dynamics of Air

As air is invisible, we take it for granted until something goes wrong. This mini-dossier ponders the questions raised by the exhibition 'Dynamics of Air'.

100 Years of Bauhaus © adobe.stock

Design
Bauhaus 100

To commemorate the global influence of the Bauhaus school of design, architecture, and applied arts, we are collaborating with our Australian partners to present exhibitions, show films, bring together artists and discuss the school’s significance with leading researchers.

Urban Subcultures @Anno Dittmer

Urban Subcultures

Subcultures can have a significant impact on visually and culturally shaping a city. This dossier aims to examine subcultures in urban spaces in Germany and Australia.

Outline of a head. Inside the head many colourful segments with English writing in them like Togetherness, Solidarity, Social Distancing. © Kitty Kahane

Day-Afterthoughts

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?

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