International Coproduction Fund at Goethe-Institut in Germany 2020

Goethe-Institut in Germany invites applications for the International Coproduction Fund to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration in 2020.

This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components. The target group comprises professional artists and ensembles abroad and in Germany, which demonstrably lack sufficient resources to realize their coproduction project on their own.

With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to support the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from the project.

Worth of Award

  • The International Coproduction Fund promotes projects of a high artistic calibre and with considerable public impact.
  • The results of the collaborative efforts are to be presented in a professional setting abroad, if possible also in Germany.
  • An application should include a feasible financial plan which, in addition to third-party funding, should show the substantial contributions of all the project partners involved.
  • The amount of funding requested should not exceed €25,000.
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  • The projects submitted should embrace only the performing arts (no outright film or exhibition projects)
  • Expected artistic quality of the project
  • Relevance of the participating artists in their respective scenes
  • Budget indicating project partners’ own contributions / third party funds and a solid financial plan
  • A balanced project partnership based on the artistic collaboration, not dominated by one partner
  • Realisation of at least one performance outside Germany, if possible also one in Germany
  • Projects between German and non-European partners, especially from transition countries, will be preferred (applications from Austria and Switzerland cannot be considered)
  • Applications for guest performance funding are not valid
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How to Apply

  • The joint application, which must be submitted by the foreign partner (living and working abroad), must show clearly that good working contacts already exist between the partners and that both parties are interested in putting together a dialogue-oriented production.
  • The Head Office of the Goethe-Institut recommends highly getting in touch with local Goethe-Instituts for questions about the development of applications.
  • The online application form will be available again at the beginning of September*.

Deadline: The next application deadline is October 15, 2020, at 23:59 (CET – Time in Germany).


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