Goethe Talents Scholarship

Opportunity type: Scholarship

For:  Music creatives

Deadline: 02/04/24

Rewards: Performance in Berlin, participation fee, travel + accommodation

Location Eligibility: DAC countries (view them here)

About this opportunity

Goethe Talents Scholarship is seeking young musicians, composers, singers, and instrumentalists aged around 20 to 30 from transitioning or developing countries. If you play any genre and instrument, Goethe is looking for you to apply. This scholarship aims to propel your musical career forward, providing opportunities to enhance skills, share experiences, and expand networks within the industry.

If you have already gained some experience in your field, the Goethe Talents Scholarship will help you to reach the next level.

They are particularly looking for music talents from the so called DAC-countries, including African countries, Latin America and particular Asian countries. 

Pop-Kultur Festival in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut offers a variety of activities to experience the Music City Berlin in the run-up to the Festival: Studio visits, intensive jam-sessions within the group, short traineeships in selected companies of Berlin‘s creative industries, listening sessions and meetings with scholarship holders of Musicboard Berlin GmbH and former alumni of past Goethe Talents editions, visiting concerts, as well as other activities.

The programme offers places to 8 talents, enabling you to network across borders. 


  • Perform as a group at the Pop-Kultur Festival
  • A special night for your solo or collaborative performance to a public audience (Not guaranteed)
  • The participation fee, accommodation, travel expenses, hospitality (per diem) for the period of August 22nd to September 2nd, 2024 will be covered by Goethe-Institut.
  • Goethe-Institut will book and pay for flights and will assist with visa appointments.
  • Additionally, Musicboard Berlin will give afree Festival Ticketplus access toPop-Kultur’s networking areafor professionals to all talents, organise accommodation (breakfast included), coverhealth insuranceandpublic transportation within Berlin.



You must be:

  • a young musician, composer, singer-songwriter and/or instrumentalist between ~20 and ~30 years of age?
  • playing an instrument of any kind (from Oud to Drums) and any musical Genre?
  • from a transitioning or so called developing country

Entry Fee


How to Apply

Apply using the link: Goethe Talents Scholarship.

All questions regarding this award should be sent to nachwuchs@pop-kultur.berlin


Apr 02 2024

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