Why are we running this project?

Since 2005 cultural managers from Germany have been sent to institutions in the Arab world. They carry out cultural events and other initiatives in order to support the dialogue between Germany, Europe, and the Arab world.

What are our goals?

The fellows convey an image of contemporary Germany in the host country through innovative projects and raise the interest of the local population in German culture. They establish collaborations between Germany and their location as well as within the region.

How does the project work?

They organize expositions, musical events, workshops, lectures, and theater projects, take care of fundraising, acquiring funds from third parties as well as media and public relations work.

The cultural managers are offered fellowships for two years.

Who is the target audience?

The fellowship awarded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung gives fellows the opportunity to obtain further practical qualifications in international cultural management and to distinguish themselves in the area of international cultural exchange.

Where is the project run?

Currently, three cultural managers are active in the Nile Delta, Northern and Southern Upper Egypt. Starting in June 2018, the cultural managers will organize themselves in tandems, consisting of one manager from Egypt and one from Germany. Together, they will organize projects in the above mentioned regions.

Previous locations are Assiut in Egypt, Marrakesh in Morocco, Tripoli in Lebanon, Aden in Yemen, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Aleppo in Syria, and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

Who organizes and supports the project?

The Robert Bosch Cultural Managers program is a joint program of Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut. The Goethe-Institut in Cairo supports and coordinates the cultural managers.