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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.


Refunction is a performance series by Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi inspired by one of the core principles of Bertolt Brecht’s theatre – Umfunktionierung (refunctioning), in which the composition of a new work is in the movement and tension between material, technique and function. The programme encourages performers and theatre makers to engage in a conversation and argument between their immediate context and themselves. Applications are invited for Refunction 2020. A jury will select three theatre productions after an open-call for applications. The selected projects will be staged at the Institut between August and December 2020.
Application deadline: Sunday, 15 March 2020
Queries and the completed application should be emailed to:

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