Applications are now open for the Goethe Institut Talents Scholarship. The Goethe Talents Scholarship is a 12-day programme to support and connect young, aspiring musical artists including singer-songwriters and composers. The scholarship is a cooperation between the Goethe-Institut and »Pop-Kultur« and will celebrate its 10 years cooperation anniversary in 2024.


  • The scholarship is directed at musicians between ~20 and ~30 years of age who have already gained some experience in the field of music and have a solid grasp of the English language.
  • … 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?

Do you…

… want to use your musical talent more target-oriented?

… want to share your experiences in playing music in a group?

… want to work professionally in the music field and industry and extend your networks?

Programme Details

  • The programme offers a variety of activities to experience the “music city” Berlin before the actual Festival: Studio visits, intensive group jam-sessions, short traineeships in selected companies from Berlin’s creative industries, listening sessions and meetings with scholarship holders of the Musicboard Berlin GmbH, as well as other activities.
  • Highlights of the promotion and exchange programme are the participation in »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs«, the official talent programme of the festival, intensive Studio collaborations of all Goethe Talents 2024 participants and of course experiencing the full programme of »Pop-Kultur« Live.
  • Furthermore, you will be joining the Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs programme taking place on August 28th – 30th at Kulturbrauerei Berlin. International professionals give personal insights into their work and share their knowledge through studio visits, workshops, case studies and talks with you – lively and interactive instead of dry and read off.


  • 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 also book and pay for flights and will assist with visa appointments.
  • Additionally, Musicboard Berlin will give a free Festival Ticket plus access to Pop-Kultur’s networking area for professionals to all talents, organise accommodation (breakfast included), cover health insurance and public transportation within Berlin.

Method of Application

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2024 12 pm CEST 2024.