The Goethe-Institut’s newly launched Stabilisation Fund

Applications can be submitted from now until 30.09.2022.


The war in Ukraine has not only had a dramatic impact on civil and cultural life in the country, but is influencing the entire Eastern European and Central Asian region. The work of cultural and civil society initiatives is also hampered in many ways. In order to support cultural and educational organisations in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia whose work has been affected by the war in Ukraine, the Goethe-Institut is launching the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education. Applications are open now and until 31 September.
The Goethe-Institut’s newly launched Stabilisation Fund is aimed specifically at cultural organisations in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia whose work is of great importance for artistic freedom, cultural education and a pluralistic society and whose commitment is directly or indirectly affected by the war in Ukraine. Ukrainian organisations that are currently in one of these countries can also apply.
The organisation must have its registered office or place of residence in one of the following countries:
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Funding of up to 25,000 euros is available for artistic projects and partnerships, events and programme development in the following areas:
• Digital development and networking
• Training programmes
• Travel, equipment, personnel and operating costs
• Shelters for refugee artists and institutions in exile to ensure their continued work
• Protection of cultural heritage
The Stabilisation Fund is intended, in the short term and as unbureaucratically as possible, to enable cultural organisations in these countries to carry out projects that further guarantee the cultural and free exchange of opinions through artistic productions and partnerships, structural maintenance measures, the provision of safe spaces for refugee artists and the protection of cultural assets. Particular focus is placed on organisations for which other sources of funding are not sufficiently available or for which additional financial burdens have arisen due to the current situation.
Applications can be submitted from now until 30.09.2022.
Further information, explanations and access to the application portal on Goethe-Institut’s cultural funding pages:
A separate call for applications has been published for organisations in Ukraine:
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. With 158 institutes in 98 countries, we promote the study of German abroad, encourage international cultural exchange and convey an up-to-date picture of Germany. In Ukraine, the Goethe-Institut is represented by a large institute in Kiev, from which a sizable network of three cultural societies, 15 language learning centres, 17 partner libraries and reading rooms and many university partnerships are coordinated. The Goethe-Institut has been active in Ukraine since 1993. 115 colleagues work at the Goethe-Institut Ukraine, most of whom have since left the country or are in western Ukraine.