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The Goethe-Institut International Coproduction Fund 2018 – call for proposals

The Goethe-Institut International Coproduction Fund 2018 – call for proposals

The Goethe-Institut International Coproduction Fund 2018

Deadline: 30 April 2018

In 2016, the Goethe-Institut set up a new International Coproduction Fund to promote new professional networks and approaches within a global context, and to explore new forms of intercultural collaboration. It is aimed at co-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, ensembles and initiatives in Germany and abroad which demonstrably lack sufficient resources to bring their co-production project to fruition on their own.

The application must be jointly submitted with a foreign partner, and must show that a good working relationship already exists and that both parties are interested in building a joint production together. Preference will be given to projects between German and non-European partners, particularly from transition countries

The local Goethe-Institut from the partner country may provide support in developing the application and the project. The Goethe-Institut is primarily interested in funding projects that are likely to be of a high artistic calibre and that show considerable public impact.

The results of the collaborative efforts are to be presented in a professional setting in at least one country, but ideally in both countries, Germany and abroad.

The amount of funding requested should not exceed €25,000 and should be used only as a secondary source of funding, mainly to help cover travel expenses. Only project applications showing substantial contributions from all participating project partners in a detailed, itemised budget will be considered.

Funding may only be requested for projects to be developed until the end of 2018.


The deadline for applications is 30 April 2018.

The online application form is available here

This manual for the application form gives advice on how to fill in the form and which documents are required for the application.

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