Why are we running this project?

The cultural managers organize cultural events and other initiatives in order to support dialogue between Germany, Europe, and the Arab world. Since 2005 cultural managers from Germany were sent to institutions in the Arab world. Since 2015, fellows were sent to Egypt only. Since 2018, the cultural managers in Egypt organize their activities in German-Egyptian tandems.

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 and European 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 receive 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, six cultural managers organized in German-Egyptian tandems conceptualize projects and events in the Nile Delta, Northern and Southern Upper Egypt.

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.