What we offer

A photo of Dan Hicks with the logo © Dan Hicks


Author and curator Dan Hicks, best known for his book The Brutish Museums (2020), takes stock of the debate around the enduring legacies of empire in our museums, universities and society at large. In this episode, he talks about recent events in Europe and North America, from removing statues and un-naming buildings to returning artefacts from colonial museums. As a society how can we make amends for the past? And what are the next steps for upholding antiracism in the future?

A woman listens to digital media from the Onleihe service and runs past people waiting at the bus stop in the rain. Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

Onleihe: The digital library

Our digital library Onleihe offers access to more than 20,000 German-language media such as e-books, audio books and music, newspapers, magazines and films, free of charge. 

Open Calls © Goethe Institut, Groupe Dejour

Open Calls

A selection of international and national open calls and opportunities for artists, writers and curators.

Mazen Kerbaj Portrait


Mazen Kerbaj interviews the experimental musician and filmmaker... Mazen Kerbaj - and succeeds in delivering, on top of his movie about Mazen Kerbaj, by Mazen Kerbaj, an amusing self-portrait.

A pile of books © Goethe-Institut/ Loredana La Rocca

Translation funding

Our translation funding programme for publishers supports the publication of translated books by German authors.

Camera © Goethe-Institut e.V. / Bernhard Ludewig

Film archive

Our films can be rented for non-commercial screenings by cinematheques, film clubs, film festivals, and other cultural and educational institutions.

Close-up shot of a heavily made-up dancer with hair accessories and bangles. © Getty Images


Browse through past projects.