Calls for application

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.

Berlinale Talents 2021

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival is working on creating a safe edition in February 2021 that will hopefully be able to welcome everybody to Berlin at Berlinale Talents. In order to react flexibly to shifting circumstances while upholding core values of inclusion and diversity, plans are afoot to expand digital offerings and partnerships to reach participants and audiences who might not be able to attend in person.

Apply by September 1, 2020, 12:00 PM (CET)

PACT Zollverein Call for Entries

PACT Zollverein's residency programme for the development of artistic projects and productions for the period January to July 2021
Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music and closely linked to PACT’s two other core strands of activity in presenting work and facilitating research and development, the programme is a key element in PACT Zollverein’s profile as an Artists’ House supporting lively exchange between practice and theory.
Application deadline: 2 September 2020.

Goethe-Institut Fellowship at the Documenta Institute

The Goethe-Institut, the documenta archiv and the Kunsthochschule Kassel/(University of the Arts Kassel)University of Kassel are launching a joint international fellowship programme for young scientists, and researching artists and curators at the documenta Institute.

Deadline: September 7, 2020

Emerging International Voices

We are looking for young library advocates from South Asia to share their best-practice examples of libraries engaging with their digital communities.

Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020

Gender Bender

Gender Bender is the first festival of its kind in India thatshowcases new works of art around gender, as a concept,discourse, construct, and as art itself. What started out as agrantee showcase festival has, over the last five years, growninto a much needed and recognised space for conversations ongender with artists and audiences alike.The Gender BenderFestival showcases the works created from the grantprovided, as well as a set of curated performances, talks,seminars, exhibitions and workshops centered aroundgender.

Deadline: September 15, 2020

The German Chancellor Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of work.

Application deadline: 15 September 2020

actiRHYTHM: Residency for Electronic Music (Mumbai-Cologne)

The city of Cologne and the Goethe-Institut are launching with actiRHYTHM a new residency format for committed musicians in the field of “music and activism” from Germany and India. In addition to the 'classic' cultural exchange, the program also aims to network creative scenes in the participating cities that see themselves as part of civil society.

Application deadline: 15th September 2020.


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.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 ​

Schloss Bröllin international art research location

International artist groups can apply for a residency at Schloss Bröllin in Germany for the production of dance, theatre, circus and performance projects for a maximum of two weeks. The application procedure and guidelines for residencies in 2021 are online (in German language).

Deadline for submission is 10th October 2020.

International Coproduction Fund

With the International Coproduction Fund, the Goethe-Institut supports international and intercultural exchange of artists. This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art.

The deadline for the next application phase is October 15, 2020.



DIALOGUES is the oldest running LGBTQIA+ film and video festival in India. Given the pandemic we're living through, we have decided to go virtual with our 14th edition this year. As tradition goes, this is an open call for a commissioned Signature film for this year's festival. For our opening dialogue, we would like this 60 second signature film to encapsulate the soul of the festival through an array of moving images, designs, illustrations that conveys what the festival stands for and portrays its vision to a wide range of audience who look forward to this festival every year since 2007.

Kindly fill the form by clicking on the link to receive the complete brief for the Signature Film.

Game 'n' Train Mixer

Are you a game developer?
Does meeting your fellow developers from across the world excite you?
International collaboration and peer learning on your mind?

Then you have come to the right place!
The Goethe Institut in association with the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur, Werk 1 and Federal Foreign Office invites Game Developers from South Asia, Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa to be a part of an eight day peer learning program in India this October.