Open Calls

Open Calls © Goethe Institut, Groupe Dejour
Here you will find a selection of current international and national open calls and opportunities (i.e. competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, residencies and grants) across art forms for artists, creators, translators and makers to participate in exciting international programmes.

If you would like to see an opportunity added to our listing, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Listings are regularly updated.

Special offer 2021
Grants for Language Courses

The Goethe-Institut UK is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of grants in 2021 for those working in the educational or cultural sectors to undertake a language course at the Goethe-Institut in London or Glasgow. 

Apply by 05.08.2021, 10am
caravan assembly – international platform of new performance

The caravan assembly is a curated gathering of performance makers and international programmers and producers around a particular theme. The ambition is to encourage dialogue, exchange and collaboration. The assembly will take place over three days as part of the Brighton Festival as both a physical and virtual event.

Apply by 12.08.2021
K3 Residency 2022/2023

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own.

Apply by 14.08.2021

Now in its 14th year, The Environmental Photographer of the Year showcases the most inspirational environmental photography from around the world and showcases thought-provoking images that call attention to our impact and inspire us to live sustainably.  The competition is free to enter for all ages.

Apply by 26.08.2021, 11pm

This mentorship is a year-long interdisciplinary programme that creates space for artists and cultural practitioners to explore critical artistic practices on the intersection of arts and environmentalism. The mentorship brings together 12 emerging artists and cultural practitioners with 4 mentors, all working across a range of disciplines and environmental issues.

Apply by 01.09.2021, 12am
Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents is an initiative of the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and one of the world's most important networking platforms for aspiring filmmakers. The Goethe-Institut is a partner of Talent Press for young film critics and film journalists. Each year, Talent Press invites eight emerging film critics and journalists to Berlin to discover the festival's filmic offerings, from big hitters to hidden gems.

Applications on a rolling basis
Music: Virtual Partner Residencies

In reaction to the resulting changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created this virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects.

The Arts Infopoint UK initiative © The Arts Infopoint UK initiative

The Arts Infopoint UK initiative

Arts Infopoint UK is a pilot initiative to support the arts sector with information on practical issues relating to artist mobility. The project will look at ways to provide support for international artists visiting the UK as well as venues or companies in the UK who want to invite an international artist or company to perform here.