Collecting Europe: Onka Kular & Common Initiative Collecting Europe © Goethe-Institut London
In the area of arts and culture we engage with current social and cultural tendencies emerging in Europe and beyond.
We initiate collaborations with our partners in the British and German cultural scenes and work closely with them on interdisciplinary projects in film, visual arts, music, dance, literature and theatre.
At our institutes in Glasgow and London we host many events throughout the year, such as film-screenings, readings, workshops, talks and discussions. Additionally, we organise artist residencies in collaboration with selected partners.


Day-Afterthoughts in your head © Kitty Kahane


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? Intellectuals and artists around the world respond with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

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

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.

Berlinale-Blogger Graphic: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Berlinale Bloggers 2020

17 film journalists from 14 countries and regions met in Berlin and presented their views on the Berlinale. As Berlinale bloggers they were looking for stories - on the screen and behind the scenes of the film festival, which celebrated its 70th birthday in 2020.

Golden Oldies Foto: © Magda Ehlers

European Songbook

The European Songbook is a collection of songs that people associate with Europe. As diverse and melodic as Europe itself are the songs and the inhabitants' views about their continent.

Berlinale Blogger 2019 Graphic: Lea Delazer © Goethe-Institut

Berlinale-Blogger 2019

Each year in February the film world gathers in Berlin. Twelve bloggers and film journalists will present their takes on the 69th Berlinale for the Goethe-Institut.

Heirlooms. European Stories Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Heirlooms. European Stories

On the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018, we are collecting European “heirlooms” – an tell their stories

Mann mit Ball Copyright: Caroline Lessire


A Europe-wide project of the Goethe-Institut asks: what is our freedom based on, and what endangers it?

Hackney Broadway Market © Geograph, Foto: Dr. Neil Clinton

Traces of Resistance-A European story

With populism and nationalism on the rise, Fabian Saul takes to the streets of Europe in search of traces of resistance. His method of choice: Ambling

Cultures in Translation CC0 License

Cultures in Translation

Browse a selection of translations and translators of different genres and news from the publishing world.

Fading Memroies - Key image © Goethe-Institut. Design: Heike Sinn

Fading Memories

Privacy and data ownership in the digital age.


Brexit - A Photo Project

Eight students from the Ostkreuz School for Photography express their position on Brexit and give an insight into everyday life in Manchester.

Freepost © Bernd Struckmeyer


Anti-liberal, nationalistic and populist movements are gathering momentum around the world.  Can democratic values be protected?

Opera Village Africa - School, December 2015 Photo: © Lennart Laberenz

The European Project

The debate on how Europe will move forward in these uncertain times.

Collecting Europe visual identity Design: The Beautiful Meme

Collecting Europe

In 2017, the Goethe-Institut London and the V&A have commissioned twelve international artists and designers to imagine what Europe might look like 2,000 years from now. How might our present be viewed from the future?

Picture Politics - Illustration by Lars Jakobsen © Lars Jakobsen

Picture Politics

A joint project of several Goethe-Institutes bringing together comic artists and illustrators dealing with topics like immigration, stereotypes and prejudices about foreignness.