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Goethe Institute Travel Grants for Artists from Abroad to Perform in Germany 2021

Goethe Institute Music Division in Germany is offering Travel Grants for Artists from Abroad to Perform in Germany in 2021.

This funding is for music projects of ensembles from developing and transition countries as per the DAC list that cannot afford the cost of international travel owing to their economic situation. It is for professional ensembles and artists as well as for amateur and youth ensembles.

Worth of Award

  • As a rule, it takes the form of a travel grant.


  • The applicant ensemble must demonstrate a high level of musicianship
  • Cultural significance of the project
  • Artistic exchange must be central to the project
  • Coherent programme and schedule


  • Music projects mainly for fundraising purposes
  • Brief/weekend trips as well as travel mainly for touristic purposes
  • Folklore events
  • Projects aimed at spreading partisan, religious or ideological views
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How to Apply

  • Completed application form (see link to the new funding application form below)
  • Detailed project description
  • Recent audio recording (link)
  • Brief history of the foreign ensemble
  • Detailed timetable and schedule
  • Invitation extended by the applicant to the foreign ensemble
  • Two quotes either from two independent tour operators or from an online price comparison portal
  • Numbered list of participants, indicating each participant’s role, date of birth and place of residence
  • Applications must be submitted by the Cultural Funding Application online

Deadline: Applications for funding for music projects in Germany must be submitted at least six months before the planned start of the project.

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Click here for more details and to apply