Goethe Stage 2017
Funding Local Art Projects


goethe logo purple © Goethe-Institut The Goethe-Institut Namibia is known for promoting cultural engagement by fostering dialogue through the Arts and is through Goethe Stage seeking new and local art projects.

Are you a young Namibian artist or a group of artists in pursuit of a project relevant to your community or country and need financial assistance?
Then we’d like to hear about your ideas and support your project.


Goethe Stage assists local artists of any discipline in their creative pursuit of one project. 
Download the Goethe Stage 2017 Guidelines and Goethe Stage 2017 Application.

Submit your application as soon as possible.

Please read carefully for information, guidelines and rules.
Applications for Goethe Stage 2017 Phase Four open on 30 October at 09h00. All applications with relevant appendices should be emailed on/before 16 November by 14h00.
Jury selection is final.
Successful candidates will be contacted two weeks after closing date.

Goethe Stage Phase 3 Awarded!

Goethe stage 2017 phase three beneficiaries © Goethe-Institut Namibia The Goethe-Institut Namibia is proud to announce the artists selected in Phase Three of the Goethe Stage 2017 project that funds and advises local artists in executing their projects.
After weeks of deliberation, the independent jury selected three artists they think are set contribute to the cultural development in Namibia. No discipline is favoured. Here are the beneficiaries of Phase Three:
Florence Khaxas (Literature) - The Matriarch of Mondesa is to be an anthology of poetry, short stories and photographs by women and girls who live in the Mondesa informal settlement in Swakopmund. The book will celebrate their lives by sharing their stories of poverty, ethnicity, racism, apartheid, violence, belonging and family. The women and girls’ voices and autonomy will be strengthened through workshops on writing techniques and using literature to transform their lives and contribute to a community’s awareness of itself.

ChiNamibia (Inter-disciplinary) - Children's Arts and Cultural Festival will bring together 20 cultural groups from schools in Windhoek to celebrate Namibian arts and culture under the theme ‘My Culture, My Pride’. Learners aged 5 to 15 will prior to the festival convene for a one-week workshop on dances from the Herero, Oshiwambo, Nama, Setswana, Kavango and Caprivian cultures. Hosted by Children of Namibia (ChiNamibia) Arts Education for Development, the festival will hone in on the importance of culture and using mother tongue languages. ChiNamibia envisions expanding the initiative to across the country.

Nelago Shilongoh (Inter-disciplinary) - Ma, Ndili Memory (Where I am, Memory) is a collaborative involving various methods of research and presentations of findings through which Namibia is given the opportunity to reflect on its collective identity in relation to the pre and post-colonial monuments around Windhoek. Subtle performances in public spaces will function as performative research and expression of what the monuments mean to Namibians’ bodies, memory, and everyday lives.