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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.

The International Forum of the Berlin Theatertreffen 2020

The International Forum is an 18-days scholarship programme organised by the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen and sponsors theatre makers from all parts of the world. As a field for creative experimentation and a space for utopian thought, it provides performative and discursive Exchange in an international context and endeavours to open hybrid spaces in which the boundaries between performing arts, visual arts and science become fluid. Engaging in forms of international cooperation is a defining element of this congregation of fellows. The International Forum will begin on Friday, 1 May 2020, in the afternoon and end on Sunday, 17 May 2020 (day of departure: Monday, 18 May 2020).

Theatre makers up to the age of 35 can apply for a grant until 8 December 2019.
Announcement of the selected fellows: late February 2020

bangaloREsidency 2020

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.

bangaloREsidency 2020: October 18 to December 18, 2020.
Deadline for applications: February 29, 2020
Final selection: April 30, 2020


The Goethe-Institute supports coproductions in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, as well as interdisciplinary projects involving international cultural exchange.

Upcoming Deadline for projects starting in 2020: April 15, 2020