The German Season in Indonesia was in full swing from September to December 2015. Initiated by the Federal Foreign Office in Germany and organized by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien, the German Embassy Jakarta and EKONID (the German-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), the German Season involved 25 projects in the fields of politics, economy, culture, science, education and sports and was the largest German-Indonesian joint event ever.
The commitment and excellent work of well-known artists, organizations and businesses from Germany and Indonesia made the German Season a complete success. This was reflected in the thoroughly positive resonance in the online, print and social media as well as in the television and radio broadcasts of both countries.
Over 100,000 visitors in 23 Indonesian cities visited events in the framework of the German Season, surpassing all expectations. This met a primary goal of the German Season: to reach beyond Java and acquire a new target audience.
However, the German Season was more than merely numbers and facts. A special feature of the majority of the projects was that they highlighted the spirit of cooperation. German and Indonesian artists, musicians, writers, scientists, creative minds and intellectuals had the opportunity to share, interact with each other and develop lasting partnerships continuing beyond the German Season.
Another objective the German Season achieved was the presentation of new and innovative event formats. Among other things, this included an interactive choir project with Indonesian choirs, German musicians collaborating with Indonesian composers, and an elaborate documentary theater production in which amateur actors were actively involved in the process of theater making.
The German Season remained relevant and up-to-date through conferences addressing political subjects such as de-radicalization and inter-religious dialogue as well as staging exhibitions and workshops in the areas of science, creative economy, environment and technologies for greener cities.
A series of events of this scope would not have been possible without the support of our partners and sponsors. We would therefore like to sincerely thank all of you who actively supported us during the German Season.