Programme to support creative projects of Asian artists hinh anh 1Asian artists have chance to get fund from Robert Bosch Foundation for their address current social issues and seek to examine different cultures and societies through their work. (Photo: Marco Lehmbeck)

 Hanoi (VNA) - Artists from Asian countries and territories will have a chance to get to know more about the German culture through the Crossing Borders programme, the Goethe Institute Vietnam has announced.

Authors, filmmakers and photographers of all ages from Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China can now apply for research grants from the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, the Germany’s cultural institute in Hanoi said.

The aim of the programme is to support creative projects that break existing stereotypes and open a broad perspective on the diversity and multifaceted character of Germany to a larger public, it said.

Research grants can be applied for literary and essay prose works, poetry, photo-textbooks, children and young adult literature, scripts for documentary and feature films, radio programmes and multimedia productions.

An independent jury will select projects for the grant from the incoming applications. The results will be declared either by mid-July or end of January 2019. The grant expects a high degree of self-responsibility.

The organisers will not offer extensive supervision, but will assist in research of relevant places, such as institutions, and provide contacts in Germany as far as possible.

In addition to the publication of the Crossing Borders projects, grants can also be applied for the presentation of these works at public events. Applications are to be sent to the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.

One project leader, male or female, should be named, to be the contact person for the Robert Bosch Foundation and responsible for the project. In such cases, only one application form needs to be filled. The resume and details of the other participants should be attached along with the application. The grant for the research can be applied only by one person. After every rejection one can always apply anew.

Applicants, who have already received a Crossing Borders grant, can apply again, after the research for the first project is completed. The research report and the financial billing for the used grant must be successfully carried out. However, first-time applicants will be preferred.

The amount of grant will depend on the duration of the research and can be up to 9,300 EUR. The detailed calculation can be done easily with the help of the online application form. The application deadline is between September 1 and October 31 via the online application portal of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

For detailed information and the link to the online application portal visit