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Call for applications

Announcing the bangaloREsidency 2020 © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Cultural exchange thrives through personal encounters. The Goethe-Institut and its partners offer varied opportunities in residencies, trainings and workshops in Germany, in India or online. Recent opportunities are listed on this page.


This is a fully-funded opportunity. Khoj and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan will cover travel to and from New Delhi for both phases of the fellowship, a modest per diem for living expenses and travel will be provided. Each fellow will receive an exhibition grant for the second phase, subject to the approval of the proposals by the jury.

Please fill up this form to complete your application process.

For additional details, visit the website.

Deadline: May 2, 2021

Tanzwerkstatt Europa

From 27.7.21 - 6.8.21 the Tanzwerkstatt Europa will take place in Munich. Part of the Tanzwerkstatt is an Open Stage event that allows young dancers and choreographers to bring their work to the stage. Participants in the Open Stage format will also be provided with free workshop programs, a rehearsal studio, and a festival pass.

Deadline: May 11, 2021

Visualizing Bias with Augmented Reality

The Goethe-Institut, Gray Area, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and Artivive are launching an open call for artists, designers, and the general public to submit creative representations on the subject of bias. Submissions should articulate our ongoing concerns with technology’s growing ability to alter people’s visual perception of reality. Submissions may explore discriminatory, misrepresentational, and biased apparatuses or express thought-provoking ideas on how to deal with the perpetuation of bias by technology.

Deadline: May 16, 2021

DOK Leipzig

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is looking for films that bring us along on their narrative journey, raise questions, provide food for thought, and above all inspire and challenge us artistically. 

The 64th edition of DOK Leipzig will take place from October 25 to 31, 2021 in cinemas, followed by an online festival programme. Filmmakers are invited to submit their documentary or animated films before July 1, 2021.

Deadline: July 1, 2021


In the Middle Ages, the group of cities of Mainz, Worms and Speyer formed a unique, important center of Jewish life in Central Europe under the abbreviation SchUM, and in 2020 it submitted an application for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Now it invites applications for an international artistic scholarship program.
Up to three project grants will be offered for the realization of an artistic project dealing with the history of the SchUM communities and their religious, cultural and architectural heritage. International artists from the fields of visual and media art, architecture, design, music and literature are eligible.
The fellowship is granted for a period of four to six weeks and is to be taken up in the period October 2021 to February 2022 (Starting date must be in 2021). Communication will be in English or German.

Application deadline: July 1, 2021

German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 60 German Chancellor Fellowships every year to prospective leaders from India, Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and the USA – irrespective of their field of work. The Fellowship brings the selected candidates to Germany for one year to conduct a socially-relevant project that they have developed independently, to work with a German host and mentor of their choice.

Application deadline: October 15, 2021