DEADLINES | Submit your dance piece for Stuttgart’s 18th international solo dance-theater festival by Nov. 11

Dancers! choreographers! Lend me your ears. Submit your latest productions to this international dance festival in Germany. They will pay for virtually everything, including your meals. There is no entrance fee. Read More


DISSENT VS. DIPLOMACY | Did the US exact revenge against Bulgarian-German writer Ilija Trojanov for his critique of America’s NSA surveillance powers?

Ilija Trojanov, a Bulgarian-German author, was on his way to a Denver conference of the German Studies Association, and had been issued an invitation to appear at the Goethe-Institut’s “New Literature From Europe” Festival in November. “Barring Mr. Trojanov, an outspoken critic of America’s controversial surveillance powers, from attending an academic conference in the United States will hardly calm the anxiety our colleagues around the world are feeling about America’s electronic spying,” said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American Center. Read More

DEADLINES | German foundation seeks exchanges between artists and cultural institutions in Germany and African countries

What follows is a call to German cultural organizations in all artistic areas to engage in new forms of artistic collaboration with African partners. Read More

DEADLINES | 3 Goethe-Institut Residency Programs seek Germany- and Israel-based artists and/or cultural professionals

The purpose of the Goethe-Institut’s residency programs is to provide a “space for new perspectives,” wherein artists and cultural workers have the opportunity to live and work in another country and another culture for an extended period of time. Read More

GERMANY-ISRAEL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY | Frankfurt’s German-Israeli Friendship Day affirms support for Israel

According to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, only 8% of Germans view Israel’s influence positively, with 67% expressing a negative view, a more unfavorable rating than both Russia and China. Read More

FESTIVAL WATCH | Documentary theater seeks social change via international “Theater of the Voiceless”

To track this creative upswing, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington, Embassy of Switzerland and Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics have launched “Theater of the Voiceless,” an international symposium and festival on documentary theater that runs June 16 to June 19 at various venues in Washington, D.C. Read More

Slideshow | German director Wim Wenders (“Pina” and “Wings of Desire”) exhibits his landscape photography

For those who are curious to glimpse the personal photography of filmmaker Wim Wenders exhibited in “Places, strange and quiet,” click here to view a slideshow. Read More

Play excerpt: Jeton Neziraj’s “Yue Madeleine Yue,” a tragicomedy about anti-Roma discrimination

The play tells the story of a Roma family that was forcedly expelled from Germany to Kosovo. In their new reality, this family confronts the challenges of living in a recently newborn state. One day, a Roma girl named Madeleine falls in a hole that was created by a construction company. The girl falls in a coma. As she fights for her life, her father strives to pursue justice. He faces bureaucratic officers, businessmen, policemen and embassy workers. Read More

German Embassy invites Randy Gener to rep USA in D.C.’s first-ever German and American Media Dialogue

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Nathan Award-winning editor and critic Randy Gener will represent the U.S. media in the first-ever German and American Media Dialogue, organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. The Media Dialogue is part of a a series of D.C. events, taking place on the weekend of November 6… Read More