Deadline: 31st of January, 2024

Applications for the GOETHE-DECOUVERTE Program for 2024 are now being accepted. Only online applications via the Goethe-Institut Kamerun website are accepted. On February 16, 2024, the outcomes of the first round of the three finalists’ selection will be on show at the Goethe-Institut and accessible on the organization’s Facebook page and website, The three finalists will participate in the live auditions, which will be held at the Goethe-Institut in Yaoundé on February 24, 2024.


  • The competition is aimed at Cameroonian artists, residing in Cameroon and aged 30 years at most on 28.02.2024 (born after 28.02.1994) and 18 years at least (born before February .2006).
  • Winners of previous editions in any category cannot apply.

The prize:

If selected, the winner benefits from the following advantages:

  • Personalized coaching from established professionals
  • The organization of a show during the period May-December 2024 (communication, technical and logistical organization, scenography, costumes)**
  • Support for the presentation of the work outside Yaoundé
  • A bonus of 500,000 F CFA
  • A digital photo album of the show
  • A video of the show

Open Roles:

  • Dance : This call for applications is aimed at dancers and/or choreographers who have designed an original choreographic work that can be presented solo, in a duo or in a group*
  • Comic : This call for applications is aimed at artists, authors and comic artists who have designed an original work, preferably unpublished*.
  • Music: Sound : This call for applications is aimed at instrumental musicians as well as beatmakers or sound artists who have created original works*.
  • Music: Voice : This call for applications is aimed at singers and vocalists*.
  • Theatre : This call for applications is aimed at artists wishing to train or improve in the field of theater directing. Exceptionally, this edition does not recognize a single winner but rewards 5 candidates by granting them a series of training courses with a view to their professionalization.
  • Visual Arts : This call for applications is aimed at artists in the following disciplines: photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, video art, performance art, digital arts, VJing, graphics, graffiti, installation, etc.)*
  • Words on Stage : This call for applications is aimed at storytellers, slam artists or comedians who have created an original work*.

Selection criteria:

The choice of the winner is made by an independent jury of arts and culture professionals and related professions. He/she is selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Originality, creativity and innovativeness of the proposed work
  • Quality of presentation of the file
  • Technical, artistic and professional qualities of the candidate
  • Relevance of the proposed work in relation to the local and/or international context


Any application must include:

  • A CV of the dancer and/or choreographer (in PDF format, max 1 page, Times New Roman, font 12, single spacing)
  • Scanning the National Identity Card or passport (in JPG or PDF format)
  • A photo of the dancer and/or choreographer (in JPG format)
  • A link to a video (still shot without editing) of the dance performance lasting between 2 and 4 min.

Click here to apply 

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