UK-Germany cultural exchange


visitor programme

welcome! willkommen!

A curated cohort of festival programmers and performing artists from Germany and the UK will be welcomed in Brighton between 20 - 24 May 2022 to exchange on the themes of how to meaningfully embed socially engaged practice into a place-based festival, remaining local whilst working internationally, working with communities and the civic role of the arts.

The exchange visit, organised by Farnham Maltings in partnership with the Goethe-Insitut and Brighton Festival, and supported by Arts Council England, aims to build dialogue and reciprocity between artists and programmers from the UK and Germany. Addressing the challenges in developing more sustainable, meaningful ways of working internationally, the programme aims to explore ideas that better connect artists to place and create the conditions for longer term exchange.

The visit will connect with Brighton Festival's community programme Our Place and Farnham Maltings' caravan assembly.


Sebastian Brohn, Artistic Director of Ringlokschuppen Ruhr (Mülheim)

Makala Cheung, Artist, Co-Director of Fun Palaces, Creative Director of Filwood Community Centre (Bristol)

Judith Gerstenberg, Dramaturge (PROJECT EUROPA), Programmer for Ruhrtriennale 2021-2023 (Bochum/ Ruhr area)

Christopher Green, Artist, Writer, Theatre Maker (London)

Cindy Hammer, Artist, Choreographer, Artistic Director, Go Plastic Company (Dresden)

Tarek Iskander, Artistic Director of Battersea Arts Centre (London)

Susan Schubert, Artist, Artistic Director of Go Plastic Company (Dresden)

Mish Weaver, Artist, Founder of Stumble danceCircus (Bristol)

Aaron Wright, Artistic Director of Fierce Festival (Birmingham)

Fang Yun Lo, Artist, Choreographer, Founder of Polymer DMT (Dresden/ Essen)

For more information please contact our international team.

  • Sophia Victoria
    International Projects Producer