Goethe-Institut Project Space


Relevent Country: South Africa

The call is now open for applications for Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) project grant.

For 2023, the focus is on projects that are specifically engaging with communities outside South Africa’s big urban centres.

The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg calls for proposals for the 2023 edition of the Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS), a multi-disciplinary support programme for artists and art initiatives living and working in South Africa. The programme supports artistic work realised in any part of South Africa.

GPS aims to foster collaborations between art professionals and community spaces that can take the form of workshops or exhibitions, performances or events of any artistic discipline including visual arts, performing arts, film, music, or interdisciplinary work.

GPS signals a move to decentralize; supporting smaller, less institutional and non-commercial spaces, and privileging those situated outside of the large metropoles of South Africa.

Funding Information

GPS grants financial support / seed funding of up to R 70.000 per project to artistic projects that are realised in South Africa between February and November 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Goethe-Institut set up this grant in 2016 to support art professionals from across South Africa who collaborate with cultural or public spaces and engage with the people in the areas where these spaces are located.
  • Nationality of applicants is not of importance. Anyone can apply as long as the project itself takes place in South Africa with local collaborators/project partners involved actively in the project. Any occurring (international) travel costs must be planned and budgeted for in the project budget.

Source: https://www.goethe.de/ins/za/en/kul/sup/gps.html