The Goethe-Institut is thrilled to launch an initiative that will enable both established and emerging founders, leaders, and managers of art spaces from Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand to network with counterparts in Germany.
Focusing on art spaces and collaborative projects, this program aims to create an environment in which every participant can thrive and unlock their full potential, which in turn will finally lead to a long-term exchange and cooperation among its participants.
The program would invite you to explore the following themes:
On art spaces and collaborative works
Why did you start your space?
What narratives were being built and will be developed which can validate your existence in the next years? What are your strategies to construct a fair, safe and democratic system around you?
Art as social and thinking space
How should we perceive Art now?
How can artists and art institutions contribute to their communities?
Can we investigate our own practices?
Can we discuss current sociopolitical issues in a meaningful way?
How is the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way Art work and function?
The global disruption caused by COVID-19 has forced and accelerated changes in our lives. Artists are forced to reflect on wider themes than personal artistic expressions such as solidarity, flexibility, and collaboration, regardless of personal challenges and geographical distance.