Calls for application

bangaloREsidency2019 Foto: Liv Hunzinger © 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.

Five Million Incidents

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan in New Delhi and Kolkata are organizing a year-long series of events under the title Five Million Incidents. This marks the 60th anniversary of both institutes in India, and the 100th anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of the Independence of the Mind, signed by Albert Einstein, Rabindranath Tagore, Romain Rolland amongst others. Conceptualized in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective and facilitated by several jury members and the teams of the Goethe-Instituts, the project can be understood as an invitation to experiment with the possibilities of public space, of time, the possibilities of artistic media, of communication and interaction. Artists living and working in India are invited to submit proposals for projects in all kinds of media and of different durations, spanning from one day happenings to week-long interventions.
Duration of the project: 13 April 2019 – 14 April 2020
End Date for Submission of Proposals: Friday, 15 March 2019
Announcement of Selected Proposals Round One: Saturday, 13 April 2019
Second Call for Proposals: Saturday, 31 August 2019
End Date for Second Round of Proposals: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Announcement of Selected Proposals Round Two: Friday, 15 November 2019

Media Ambassadors India-Germany

For the last time, German journalists get the chance to travel to India as Media Ambassadors from September to December 2019. The program includes a monthly allowance as well as customized academic media and area studies course at the Center for Media Competence of the University of Tübingen, an extensive cultural program, a field trip in Germany and a job-shadowing in a German newsroom. The goal of the program is to help journalists from India and Germany to gain a better understanding of the other country as well as their media.

Deadline for applications is March 31st, 2019.

bangaloREsidency 2019

The bangaloREsidency programme has been conceived as a long-term collaboration between the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and various innovative and discerning contemporary art/cultural spaces and partners in Bangalore, with a view to offering German aspirants a space conducive to creative output and the opportunity to interact with Indian artists/experts, in the challenging context of Asia's fastest-growing metropolis.

Applications are invited for the 
bangaloREsidency 2019 – I: July 14 to September 7
bangaloREsidency 2019 – II: October 20 to December 14
Deadline for all applications: March 17, 2019
Final selection: April 15, 2019

Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication. It promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues. In 2019, the event takes place internationally in over 20 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa from October 07 to December 23. ​The Science Film Festival is currently open to submissions from broadcasters, producers, filmmakers, film students, researchers, scientific organizations, NGOs, public organizations, and online channels. All films accepted into the annual official selection are in competition for six awards bestowed at the festival. The awards are complimented with a cash prize of 1 000 Euro each. The Prize of the Jury is complimented with a cash prize of 3 000 Euro.

The application form must be submitted by March 22, 2019. A pre-screening copy should be submitted no later than March 25, 2019.

Goethe-Institut/Alice Boner Residency in Varanasi

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in Delhi is awarding two fellowships for a residency programme at the Alice Boner Institute in Varanasi, India. The residencies will be for the periods: September - October 2019 and November - December 2019.

The deadline for applications for 2019 is 1 April 2019.

International Coproduction Fund

With a view to encouraging new collaborative working processes and innovative productions involving international cultural exchange, the Goethe-Institut set up a new coproduction fund in the summer of 2016 to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration. This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components.

The next deadline is April 15, 2019* at 23:59 (CET - Central European Time). The online application form will be available again at the beginning of March 2019.
*subject to modification

Arts & Cultural Management Masters

Practical qualification in the field of cultural management: the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Arts & Cultural Management is a new, interdisciplinary course of studies in international cultural management. It was developed by the Leuphana Professional School in cooperation with Goethe-Institut. As an English-language, job-concurrent distance learning course, it is addressed to cultural professionals all over the world.
Application deadline for the Arts and Cultural Management Masters: 31 July 2019 (The new intake will be in October 2019)