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Final Reste Supreme Museum Performance© Alun Be

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.

Current Programmes & Projects

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Regarding Decoloniality and the Afterlife of Cultural Heritage Objects
Lives of Objects

In recent years, ongoing debates about the restitution of cultural heritage objects that were stolen within various colonial contexts have gained momentum in tandem with a general awareness about the prevalence of various social injustices throughout society. While these discussions have primarily involved scholars, academics and museum professionals, artists, activists, and community members have also played an important role in reconfiguring and complicating the discourse around decoloniality, restitution, and reparations.

Three portrait photographs © Regentaucher / King's College London / Manuel Vasquez

Goethe Annual Lecture

In the tradition of our previous series, the Brady Lecture, the Goethe Annual Lecture invites acclaimed speakers to share their perspectives on the themes that we explore through our cultural work, and on the most pressing issues that societies are facing in the United Kingdom, Germany and worldwide. 

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: I should be doing something else right now © 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.

Schriftzug Talking Culture © Goethe-Institut London

Talking Culture

Talking Culture is a platform for thought-provoking discussions about the future of Europe, the UK, and the world. Through fascinating interviews with thinkers and doers in the arts and culture sector, this show investigates how creative fields are emerging from the tumultuous present into the future. From the Goethe-Institut London, this is a podcast about the critical role and value that arts and culture have in our societies.

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

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.