The Goethe-Zentrum Call for Fashion Designers 2019

Are you an up and coming fashion designer? Are you a self-taught, recent graduate or even still in school but looking to enhance your fashion design skills?

The Goethe-Zentrum Kampala is looking for enthusiastic young up and coming fashion designers to attend fashion workshops which will be concluded with a mega fashion show.

The Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/ Ugandan German Cultural Society is an apolitical and non-profit organization (cultural society) based in Kampala. It is a cooperation partner of the Goethe-Institut that yearly supports the projects of the cultural society with financial help.

The Goethe-Zentrum Call for Fashion Designers

The workshops with prolific fashion designers have been designed within the umbrella of FAVT – Future Africa Visions in Time, a travel exhibition which is coming to Kampala in August 2019. With its inauguration in Germany, the exhibition has traveled to other countries namely South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Brazil, and Cuba. From Kampala, it will travel to Kigali.

The fashion workshops will end with a two-day (13th and 14th) Zine workshop with the Seattle-based Nigerian artist Emeka Alams. The participants will bring images of their production process as well as their final garment(s). A zine will be created and printed to be available during the fashion show which will take place on 17th August.

The workshops will be organized around three themes namely: inclusion, disruption, and intervention. Interested participants are advised to respond to any one of the themes by writing a brief creative project explaining what the selected theme means to them, what they want to make in reference to the theme and how.


  • A detailed concept (with images) to either one of the three themes namely: inclusion, disruption, and intervention. The concept should also explain the materials you will use.
  • Motivation statement explaining who you are and why you want to participate in the workshop.
  • Availability to attend all the activities from 22nd July to 17th August.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the Goethe-Zentrum call for fashion designers should submit applications to

Deadline: 18th July 2019


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