Goethe Institut > Arts Spaces & Collaborative Projects (Online / Germany)

The Goethe-Institut is launching a new 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 programme 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 programme invites you to explore the following topics:

  • 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?

  • Culture politics – 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 works and functions? – 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.

The programme will be divided into two phases, with online meetings 20 September – 10 October 2020, and then a meet up and site visit in Berlin, Germany in spring/summer 2021 (travel restrictions allowing). The Goethe-Institut will cover travel costs, including accommodation and meals in Germany, and will provide assistance in securing visas for the participants.


  • You are based in one of these countries: Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

  • You have previously founded/led/managed and/or are currently working in the Art space.

  • You have previously been involved with and/or are currently working in collaborative artistic projects.

  • You are strongly interested in pursuing the sustainability of Art spaces and other artistic projects.

  • You are eager to engage in dialogue and willing to empathise with people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

  • You can communicate well in English.

Deadline: 31 August 2020

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