Kinder- und Jugendtheater Workshop ©NRW KULTURsekretariat / Judith Pawlitta

Children and Youth Theatre Workshop

Call for Participation for Practitioners of Children and Youth Theatre in Nigeria: The Goethe-Institut in Lagos scouts for young theatre directors and actors/actresses focusing on children theatre in Nigeria.

Sabi German for Naija © Goethe-Instiut

"Sabi German for Naija" - The Winners of the Logo-Design Competition

The Goethe-Institut issued an open call for a design-logo competition in spring. In a bid to make the German language learners a part of the decision makers for the logo-design, students were invited to create a logo that stands for the Nigerian-German cooperation in the field of language. 
Here are the winners of the competition.

Back to Base - Teaser design @ rele gallery // Goethe-Institut


What happens, when five young contemporary Nigerian artists, coming from different parts of this country, go back to their former schools in their hometowns and lead two-day art workshops for the students? Ideally, it will create a vital spark of interest and enthusiasm for culture and art among the adolescents. 

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Games and Politics

"Games and Politics" will be exhibited at the Goethe-Institut Nigeria between  April 23 and May 15, 2019. It will be accompanied by a supporting programme, which will include a VR Workshop for journalists.

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The Goethe-Institut invites aspiring African writers of all ages interested in writing for Young Adults (YA) to submit short stories of 3000-5000 words in length in Kiswahili, English or French.

Participants Announcement © Goethe-Institut/ Lucid Creative

Meet our Storymakers

We are excited to announce our selected participants for our upcoming Storymakers workshop with Award-winning German author and illustrator, Ute Krause and Nigerian illustrator and journalist, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu

Henrike Grohs Art Award

In memory of Henrike Grohs, the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family conceived a €20.000 prize dedicated to artists living and practicing in Africa.

Open Call Olanrewaju Orisunmibare/Jeremiah Ikongio © Goethe-Institut

Support of the Local Cultural Scene

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria supports Nigerian artists and cultural experts in implementing their projects.

Strechted Terrains Graphics: Goethe-Institut / Jeremiah Ikongio

Stretched Terrains – The Mobile Museum on it´s Way to Dak'Art

For the second time since 2016, the Goethe-Institut Nigeria initiates a mobile residency program titled "Stretched Terrains – The Mobile Museum on its
Way to Dak'Art" with a group of young artists from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Germany.

​Residenzprogramme für Künstler*innen und Kurator*innen aus Berlin und Lagos 2018 Berlin Skyline: CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons​ Lagos Skyline: Goethe-Institut/Jeremiah Ikongio

Residency Programme for Artists and Curators

In 2018, the Goethe-Institut Nigeria in the context of its partnership with the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U) in Berlin, the cultural office of local government Berlin Mitte, SAVVY Contemporary Art Space Berlin and the Arthouse Foundation in Lagos continues with a residency programme for artists and curators from Berlin and Lagos.

Music In Africa © Jabu Nkosi

Music in Africa

Music In Africa is an information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector. 

African Futures © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

African Futures

What might various African futures look like?

Mokolo © Goethe-Institut Lagos


By offering increased accessibility to African film industries, productions and content, Mokolo will contribute to a climate conducive to content creation and distribution.

Wiki Loves Women © Wiki Loves Women

Wiki Loves Women

Wiki Loves Women bridges two significant gaps on Wikimedia projects – women and Africa – both in terms of content about these subjects and in terms of participation by people from these groups.

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Literary Crossroads

Literary Crossroads is a series of talks where Nigerian writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their literatures today.