Apply Now: Goethe Institut Dreaming New Worlds Program 2024 (up to N2.5 Million)


For the second edition of the program, we invite artists to explore the concept of Collective Illusions. African culture is an embodied tradition contextualized and passed down through generations through mediums such as stories, music, and proverbs. They embody the collective wisdom and reflect the values and experiences of the community.

As the world evolves, new avenues present ways in which culture and social agreements can be interrogated.

We invite multidisciplinary artists, curators, and historians working across various media, including but not limited to visual art, film, writing, performance, and architecture. to explore the means for this contextualization, the contexts and propose work that help build new contexts for the country.

We are particularly interested in individuals who integrate art, technology, and the sciences into their practices. The goal is to explore how the ideas and philosophies we hold as true in society contrast with the reality of the Nigerian experience.

Fifteen artists and scientists will be invited to participate in a one-week Ideathon, where they will form collectives and collaborate to align their practices and ideas with the curatorial vision. Three collectives will be awarded a production grant of NGN 2,500,000 each, and will participate in a group exhibition in November 2024, as a part of the Dreaming New Worlds program.
Deadline June 3rd, 2024

The Program awards production and exhibition grants of up to NGN 2,500,000 to three collectives created at a two week-long ideathon. The domains of the program are African Heritage, Ecologies, Social Equity, Mediums & Practices, Narratives, Climate & Urban development. 


  1. Capacity building: The program through workshops, talks, lectures, and screenings open to the participants and public, promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to research, critical thought, and artistic outcomes to inspire positive action and new futures for the country.
  2. Showcasing Innovation: Through a supported exhibition, the program serves as a platform to present these ideas and works not typical to the mainstream to be engaged with healthy criticism. The program would also serve as a platform to showcase these creatives to relevant platforms where they can further hone and develop their skill sets.
  3. Community Engagement: The program aims to bring technological innovation closer to young people through screenings, workshops, talks, lectures, and exhibitions. The participants create works in response, and to benefit our society. The public is invited to give feedback on the work and its aims.


  1. Creative technologists must be residents of Nigeria and must be able to travel to Lagos.
  2. Adequate proof of a consistent practice over 3-5 years, or equivalent.
  3. Applicants must be available to commit to create work with their collective from July – November 2024
  4. Please keep application information Clear and Concise.

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