Cultural Program of Deutsches Haus at NYU


The exhibitions, talks, concerts, conferences, readings, film screenings, and panel discussions presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU attract a diverse and involved audience of New Yorkers, interested in today’s artistic and intellectual agenda. Deutsches Haus serves as a platform for encounters between artists, writers, scientists, thinkers, and academics engaged with the German-speaking world.


You can have a look at our upcoming event calendar here, and peruse the substantial archive of our past events here. You can also look at past events on our youtube channel.


The writer in residence program of Deutsches Haus at NYU was founded in 1981. Today, these highly coveted grants, generously provided by the Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. in Darmstadt, the Max Kade Foundation, the Federal Chancellery of Austria, and Pro Helvetia, support four authors and artists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Find out more here.


Our filmmaker-in-residence program was created in 2011 when Austria’s Erste Bank, one of the Viennale film festival’s main sponsors, founded and awarded the MoreVALUE Film Award, which allows the winning filmmakers to take part in a a one-month residency in New York City. Find out more here.

DAAD Visiting Scholars and Fellows:

Every year, Deutsches Haus at NYU invites two DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) visiting scholars. All academic disciplines are taken into consideration, and the scholars are actively involved in Deutsches Haus programming through lectures, conferences, and workshops.

Deutsches Haus at NYU also invites one DAAD visiting fellow, in cooperation with the Global Business Institute at the Leonard N. Stern Business School.

Prizes and Awards:

Every year, Deutsches Haus at NYU awards two prestigious prizes and awards: The Friedrich Ulfers Prize during the opening ceremony of the Festival Neue Literatur, and the Volkmar and Margret Sander Award. 


Festival Neue Literatur (FNL) was established as a collaborative project of New York’s leading German-language cultural institutions: the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Consulate General of Switzerland, the German Consulate New York, Deutsches Haus at Columbia University, Deutsches Haus at NYU, the Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc. (formerly known as the German Book Office), Goethe-Institut New York, and Pro Helvetia.