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Frances Morris, Milota Sidorova, Khadija El Bennaoui, Juliette Duret, Alisa Prudnikova
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Cultures of Equality

We stand up for equality in the cultural realm by providing a forum for underrepresented groups in the arts community to make themselves heard. We support exceptional artists from all walks of life, whatever their origins or identity, so that art and culture will be viewed as realms that are open to all, to be used by anyone and everyone to explore and celebrate their own creativity.

One of the really amazing things about the empowerment of women (...) has been to draw attention to discrimination across the whole range of cultural and social norms.

Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern in London - Interview for the "Women in Culture Network"


Current Programmes & Projects

International theatre and festival directors listen to their guide during an exhibition. © Goethe-Institut

Theatre in Civil Society
Dramatic Episodes

A workshop series taking place over three years invites twelve theatre and festival directors from across four continents to reflect on the role of theatre in a rapidly changing world. Together they will work on practices that will enable change.

Sharon Dodua Otoo Ralf Steinberger

Goethe Annual Lecture 2020
"Some Kind of Tomorrow"

Sharon Dodua Otoo gave our Goethe Annual Lecture series an impressive inauguration by exploring the structures that have excluded Black feminist authors and talking about their meaning to her, her writing and for the (literary) world.
(Re-)Watch the lecture "'Some Kind of Tomorrow': Honouring the Visions of Black Feminist Creative Authors"!

Frances Morris, Milota Sidorova, Khadija El Bennaoui, Juliette Duret, Alisa Prudnikova © Ana de Matos / Goethe-Institut

#WomenInCulture - Women in Leadership
Women Working in Culture Network

Listen to women in leadership positions, see how they are more and more shaping arts and culture, and follow the discussion topics of this international networking format.

Juliana Huxtable lying on the floor © Juliana Huxtable

Residency Programme
Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios Residency

Goethe-Institut London and Somerset House Studios are collaborating to establish a new international artist residency programme to support a Germany-based artist working at the intersection of music, art and technology for a period of three months.

Jumper (Scribble) © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Dance
CROWD – International Dance Exchange

Chosen artists will come together from the UK, Netherlands, Finland and Germany to cultivate their dance practices and networks. 
 

Newsletter about current cultural events

All our events in the visual arts, film, literature, music, dance and theatre!


Language Is Emancipation

In "Word! The Language Column", Goethe Annual Lecture speaker 2020 Sharon Dodua Otoo devotes her contributions to grammar – as an ode to language and as an opportunity to speak up and change people's minds.


Working Towards Equality

Gender, disability, ethnicity, age and sexuality are always important factors in our work. We discuss these issues from the perspective of our international community – on our website and social media and in our programmes!

Beyoncé in a scene from her visual album “Black is King” Photo (detail): Travis Matthews © picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Deutschland #noFilter: Frankly ... Berlin
Pop Feminism: Greetings from the Other Side of Self-Empowerment

Do Beyoncé and Netflix feminism really liberate us? And if so, who is this “us”? Our Berlin columnist Margarita Tsomou has written a feminist manifesto in the seclusion of the lockdown. Because everything is closed outside, she takes us into her world of thoughts today

Latitude Festival © EL BOUM

For a Decolonised and Non-Racial World!
Digital Latitude-Festival

The digital festival Latitude presented a programme of artistic contributions and debates, exploring the question of how colonial structures impact the present and how we can overcome them. You can find most contributions in the "Media" section!

Illustration: "Girls rock" lettering in comic style, a hand extending thumb, index finger and little finger Photo: irina_levitskaya © fotolia.com

Feminism Today - The Five Most Important Questions

What are the vital issues that women and feminists in Germany today consider to be of burning importance, what are they concerned about? And what else is there still to do? This is a showcase of people who are involved in the field of culture and who are dealing with the hottest feminist issues and debates of the moment.

Trixie Munyama looks at a piece of clay in her hand during a performance. Photo (detail): Yvon Yasmi © Goethe-Institut Kamerun

#LatitudeFestival
“Stop Putting Make-Up on the Scars of the Past”

With the play “The Mourning Citizen”, which she is transferring to virtual space for the first time for the digital festival “Latitude”, Trixie Munyama from Namibia deals with the horrors of the German colonial past. In conversation with “The Latest” at Goethe, the dancer and choreographer speaks about forms of memory and the examination of pain, grief and rituals in dealing with the past.


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