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Chances© Karim Farah


Lebanon and the world are going through times of crisis, dramatically affecting the ability and resources of artists to continue and develop their practices and secure their livelihoods.

In such times knowing about existing opportunities for artists becomes an urgent need – which is why we would like to draw your attention to a selection of residency programs, financing possibilities, mentoring opportunities, coproduction-calls and other Chances from our networks, which may be of interest to Lebanon based artists.

Please note that applications should be submitted through the institution issuing the call and not through Goethe-Institut Libanon, if not otherwise indicated.

Here is our regularly updated selection of Chances for you:

Promotion of music residencies in Germany - Gasteig München GmbH Gasteig München GmbH © Matthias Schönhofer


This grant is to enable performing artists working in the field of music from developing and transition countries to prepare new international programmes and productions with partners in Germany. The object of the programme is to promote international artistic collaboration and intensive cultural exchange on a partnership basis.

Artists' Houses in Germany © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Artists' Houses in Germany

Artists' houses support professional artists of all disciplines by providing them with studio space and accommodation for limited periods of time, often combined with the award of a stipend or grant. They are international meeting places and centres of cultural and creative exchange. On the following pages, the various artists' houses in Germany are listed with an outline of their programmes and selection procedures.

LoA - Al-Maari's Head © Mohamad Aref Haj Youssef

Laboratory of Arts – 2021

A programme supporting artists and independent cultural entities in their artistic practices, so that they can thrive in their current working conditions and circumstances. Laborarory of Arts supports projects from all artistic fields, including the five major artistic sectors: cinema and animation; visual arts; creative writing; performing arts and music.As of this edition, the programme will offer twenty grants every year.
Deadline for submission:
30 July, 2021


Virtual Partner Residencies © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Virtual Partner Residencies

Travel is severely restricted for the time being due to the corona pandemic. As a result, not only have nearly all live performances been cancelled, but so have most physical residencies for artists and co-productions. In reaction to the resulting changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created this virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects.
Deadline for submission:
31 July, 2021

FANTASMEEM © Karim Farah


The Goethe-Institut Libanon, within the framework of the project FANTASMEEM, is planning to implement a hybrid or fully online incubator programme dedicated to young and mid-career cultural and creative professionals in the field of design as well as social entrepreneurs active in the CCI in Lebanon.
The Design Entrepreneurship Incubator Programme is intended to support up to 50 design freelancers, creative professionals, and social entrepreneurs in the CCI sector in Lebanon, who have a business model idea or an early-stage start-up, and whose sources of income have been severely affected by the pandemic or the economic crisis in the country.
Deadline for submissions:
01 August, 2021


E-Learning Platform ebtedy.com © Goethe-Institut

Open Call for Trainers and Facilitators for a Training on Ebtedy.com

The Goethe-Institut Kairo is looking for trainers and facilitators for a digital training on Creative Entrepreneurship targeting up to 30 Arabic speaking creatives from Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq between August and September. The aim of the training is to offer participants high-quality on-the-job training with a practical and hands-on set of knowledge and skills to enhance their entrepreneurial skills with regard to the challenges they face with the mid- and long-term. It aims at promoting their creative business activities in a sustainable way, thus contributing to their creative industries locally and regionally.
Deadline for submissions:
02 August, 2021


K3 Residency Programme © Vera Drebusch

K3 Residency Programme 2022/2023
Call for applications

K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own. The residency starts in August 2022 and runs until April 2023. It includes a monthly grant, production budget, and dramaturgical support, as well as participation in training, courses, etc.
Deadline for submissions:
August 12, 2021


Echos Electrik © Bayrem Ben Mrad

Training and Regional Events Support Grant

Are you organizing a training, a workshop, an art residency program, a symposium, a forum, or a festival in any art discipline?
This is your chance to get support up to $25K for individual art organizers and $35K for cultural institutions. Submit your project to the Training and Regional Events Program.
Deadline for submissions:
16 August, 2021

Secret Sarayaku © Misha Vallejo, from the project 'Secret Sarayaku'

PRINCE CLAUS MENTORSHIP AWARDS - Cultural & Artistic Responses to Environmental Change.

Open call by the Prince Claus Fund and the Goethe-Institut. This mentorship is a year-long interdisciplinary programme that creates space for artists and cultural practitioners to explore critical artistic practices on the intersection of arts and environmentalism. The mentorship brings together 12 emerging artists and cultural practitioners (± 8-15 years of relevant professional experience) with 4 mentors, all working across a range of disciplines and environmental issues in a year-long programme aimed at accelerating engaged cultural practices and fostering leadership.
Deadline for submissions:
26 August, 2021

Berlinale Talents Call for Entries © Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents 2022 Call for entries

Berlinale Talents is aimed at emerging film actors, audience designers (i.e. curators, cinema or festival makers), composers, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters and sound designers with an existing portfolio of work.
Deadline for submissions:
1 September, 2021



The Goethe-Institut’s grant programme Translations of German Books into Other Languages supports non-German publishers in publishing German-language literature. The programme supports the translation of current works of contemporary literature, literature for children and young people, comics and graphic novels as well as important academic titles and non-fiction works.
Deadline for submissions:
15 September, 2021

Common Grounds © Abdoul Mujyambere


International coproductions epitomize a form of artistic collaboration involving partnership and dialogue. 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 since the summer of 2016 to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration.
Deadline for submissions:
30 September, 2021

THE VISUAL ARTS PROJECT FUND © Jamie Fyson Howard, IKF Projekt "Golden Age of extremes"


The Goethe-Institut's Visual Arts Project Fund supports artists, curators and institutions from different countries and regions in the realisation of projects planned jointly and based on an equal division of labour and creative input. The aim is to promote international networks in the visual arts, architecture, design and art education/cultural mediation through innovative artistic and curatorial work.
Deadline for submission:
15 October, 2021