Reception area of the Goethe-Institut London Photo: Goethe-Institut London / Dennis Gilbert


From past events, to digital library offerings, to current issues – We are pleased to offer a range of services accessible to everyone in the UK. Scroll down and find the topics that interest you.

What we offer

Schriftzug Talking Culture

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. What role will culture play in a post-Brexit, post-COVID-19, post-colonial world? And how can it contribute to a future that prioritises sustainability, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion? From the Goethe-Institut London, this is a podcast about the critical role and value that arts and culture have in our societies.

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.

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


Browse through past projects.

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.

Artist International Mobility

Maintaining mobility for artists across Europe is vital to a thriving cultural scene in the UK. Here you can find links to external resources and opportunities for UK based artists and companies to tour to Germany and Europe, as well as information for European artists and companies to help with the process of planning a tour to the UK. If you know of other useful websites or organisations, please let us know so we can keep this page current and relevant.