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International Relief Fund for Organizations in Culture and Education

International Relief Fund for Organizations in Culture and Education

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On the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and the Federal Foreign Office, institutions working in international cultural cooperation have set up a relief fund. It is aimed at organisations abroad whose commitment is of great importance for artistic freedom and for a pluralistic society. With the fund, projects that serve in particular to ensure the livelihood of these institutions will receive short-term and non-bureaucratic support. The Foreign Office is providing the basic funding of three million euros; the Goethe-Institut is coordinating the allocation of funds.


The funding is aimed at institutions from countries outside the European Union where there are no other funding options. They must also meet the following criteria:

  • they do cultural work with relevance to civil society
  • have been active for more than three years
  • they are already known to the Goethe-Institut or the Foreign Office’s diplomatic mission abroad
  • due to their structure, they are suffering from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic


The maximum funding for a project in the period from September to December 2020 is 25,000 euros.


For any queries regarding the application process please contact