Goethe-Institut > The Burden of Memory


Artists and cultural practitioners of all art genres from Burundi, Cameroon, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Togo are invited to apply for funding for co-production projects dealing with (German) colonial past and its impacts on contemporary society.

The Burden of Memory is a platform for cultural practitioners from Africa who work on confronting Germany’s colonial past in their countries in various artistic forms. The Goethe-Institut has set up a special fund for future cultural co-productions that bring about new artistic positions on (German) colonialism beyond national borders. The fund offers artists of all genres the possibility to cooperate across borders on new formats and create visions of how to deal with the entanglements and tragedies caused by German colonialism in Africa.

With the Burden of Memory Project Fund the Goethe-Institut supports the intra-African exchange of artists and their innovative ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and networking between the artists is as important as the productions resulting from the fund.

Projects can be supported by the fund within a range of 5000 – 20,000€.

Deadline: 11 July 2020

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