April 7, 2020

Deadline Looms for Cultural Funding Application

The deadline application phase for the 2020 edition of the International Coproduction Fund has now begun.

Applications that are submitted after 23:59 (CET-Time in Germany) on April 15, 2020 will not be processed.

Nor will applications that are incomplete.

The Coproduction fund, set up by the German Cultural Centre, Goethe Institut in 2016, is intended for collaborative productions 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 realise their coproduction project on their own. With the fund, Goethe Insttut aims at supporting the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from this project.

In a nutshell, the fund is to promote new working networks and approaches within a global context and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration.

The joint application, which must be submitted by the foreign partner (living and working outside Germany), 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 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. 
Projects between German and non-European partners, in particular from transition countries, are preferred.

The project partners have the task of doing active, broad-based public-relations work, in which the support from the Goethe Institut’s International Coproduction Fund should always be mentioned. Both partners should pay close attention to documenting the progress of the project with photos, videos, press reports and other modes of display, in order to facilitate a presentation of the project on the website of the International.

To apply, please click here.




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