The Support Program is aimed at people producing cultural and creative works, who have already completed at least two projects in the art and cultural sector. The main focus thereby is particularly upon the younger generation (18 to 35 years old). Cultural organisations may also apply for support. The support is available exclusively to Iraqi citizens and people with an Iraqi residence permit (Iqama).
This call is open exclusively for Iraqi citizens and people with an Iraqi residence permit (Iqama).
Art and cultural projects are supported. The sponsorship (minimum € 1,000 (approx. 1,100 USD), maximum € 10,000 (approx. 11,700 USD)) may cover the entire cost or comprise part of a greater sum. The total budget of the submitted project may not exceed 80.000 EUR (approx. 91.000 USD).
Projects from the following categories are sponsored:
- Visual Arts (e.g. graphic novels, paintings etc.)
- Performing Arts (e.g. theatre, dance etc.)
- Literature/Writing (e.g. lyric poetry, drama, prose etc.)
- Music (e.g. composition, concept music etc.)
- Cinema and video (e.g. long films, short films, experimental films, video installations etc.)
- Online/Digital (e.g. gaming, cultural programming etc.)
- Other (e.g. experimental, interdisciplinary formats etc.)
Sponsored projects must be completed until the end of the October 2021.
To apply for project support, fill out this online form.
Please choose between private person and cultural institution.
Press the button “SUBMIT” to finalize your application. You should receive an automatic response mail which confirms that we received your submission. If you do not receive this mail within 12 hours after submitting, please get in touch with your contact partner of Spotlight Iraq (see chapter “Contact partner”).
You will be invited by the Goethe-Institut to Baghdad or Erbil to present (pitch) your project to our jury in a public event which includes a workshop and a market for your project.
You will be contacted by the Goethe-Institut to draw up a grant award contract. As the grant comes from public funds of the German federal budget, it will be governed primarily by the provisions of the German Federal Budget Code.