Call for Applications "Call for Applications: Tibeb be Adebabay – The Art Side of Addis Abeba"

Tibeb be Adebabay © Behailu Shiferaw / Fekat Circus

Mon, 03.12.2018 -
Thu, 31.01.2019

Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba

It’s Tibeb time again! For the third time, the Goethe-Institut and its partners will bring arts to public places in Addis Abeba and celebrate culture. For one week, from 3rd – 10th of May 2019, artists from all kinds of different backgrounds will move around the city, perform in the streets and showcase their works to the public, engaging the passersby of the city in their creative activities.

Do you want to be part of it?

If you want to participate and be one of the artists performing in the open for one week, you can apply with your concept until January 31st.

We are looking for creatives from all disciplines. In the last two years, our colorful program included creatives from the fields of architecture, film, photography, literature, music, painting, circus, gamification and education. We also invite dancers, actors, designers, installation artists, magicians, poets, handicraft artists and others to apply and become part of the Tibeb be Adebabay network.

The Goethe-Institut has successfully organized this culture festival twice. It provides the legal framework, the coordination, logistics and public relations for the project. Besides, we pay a honorarium including your expenses for the program.
How to Apply:

Please click on the following Link to apply for Tibeb be Adebabay 2019:

Impressions from previous Festivals:

Watch the teaser from last year’s Tibeb be Adebabay by filmmaker Hiwot Admasu to get an impression of the festival’s creative experience:
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© Hiwot Admasu

The newspaper provides information on the previous programs and participating artists:


You can also check out the Facebook Event from last year to see more photos and discussions around Tibeb be Adebabay – The Art Side of Addis Abeba:


In case of questions, please call us at +251 11 124 2345 or send an e-mail to our program coordinator Tenagne Tadesse:

We are looking forward to receiving your applications!