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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.

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Call for Applications
Film Journalism Workshop

Participants will be tutored on the fundamental standard forms of film journalism (reviews/critiques, interviews, and feature writing.)

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Food Crossroads - Germany meets Nigeria

Goethe-Institut Nigeria aims to support authors and publishers from Nigeria and the diaspora. The related “Food Crossroads” seeks to explore and understand similarities and differences between Nigerian and German cuisine.

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.

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Support of the Local Cultural Scene

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

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Enter Africa Lagos Workshop

Can Games make a better world? Teams in 15 African countries will use a gaming app to create future scenarios for their cities.

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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.

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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.

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Music in Africa

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

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African Futures

What might various African futures look like?

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

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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.