The Goethe-Institut is the cultural liaison between Germany and Australia. They are a not for profit, independent cultural organisation with a global reach. Their mandate is to promote the study of the German language abroad, and to encourage and facilitate international cultural exchange.
The Goethe-Instituts’ cultural program presents contemporary arts and culture from Germany. It is developed together with an extensive network of Australian partners including festivals, universities and galleries. Exhibitions, concerts, films and talks are promoted and delivered through our program, but we also facilitate the cultural dialogue in a broader sense, as we initiate, facilitate and nurture important connections between the Australian and German scenes.
DESIGN Canberra is pleased to welcome the Goethe Institut as a Cultural Partner. Their international design leadership has enabled the festival to recognise the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus with innovative contemporary German design, the inflatable installations by Plastique Fantastique (Berlin). The installations by Plastique Fantastique have also received generous support from Capital Airport Group (Platinum) and Gold Sponsor the Delegation of the European Union.