Studio 170 is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization cultivating a vibrant hub for cultural exchange and learning at the Goethe-Institut Boston. It is committed to the advancement of German language and culture by funding creative and intellectual projects that foster and promote international/transatlantic exchange and dialogue.

Guided by a profound belief in the value of different perspectives, the richness of diversity, and the transformative power of trustful dialogue, Studio 170 cultivates community through the power of artistic creativity and exchange, language learning, and cultural dialogue and strives to be a beacon of openness and inclusivity, where people from all backgrounds come together to learn, share, and celebrate the interconnectedness of our world.

The hub of Studio 170 activities is the Goethe-Institut at 170 Beacon Street, Boston, and the organization is sustained through the efforts of an all-volunteer board and the support of local donors who share the organization’s values and mission.

our core pillars

Building bridges through artistic dialogue

We believe in the power of dialogue to transcend borders and build bridges. Studio 170@Goethe-Institut Boston actively facilitates the transatlantic exchange of ideas in the realm of arts and culture. Through artist residencies, performance opportunities, and collaborative projects, we provide a platform for artists of all disciplines, with a special focus on those residing in New England, to develop and share their unique perspectives and creative expressions. We aim to create a space where diverse voices are celebrated and where art becomes a powerful catalyst for understanding and change.

Empowering Language and Cultural Enthusiasts

Language is a key to understanding and connecting with different cultures. We are dedicated to offering opportunities for individuals keen to harness their German language skills. Through language courses, cultural events, and immersive experiences, we provide avenues for people to deepen their appreciation of German culture and engage in meaningful cross-cultural exchanges. We believe that language is not just a tool but a gateway to mutual understanding and trustful dialogue.

Supporting Vital But Underfunded Initiatives

We recognize that there are projects vital for the Goethe-Institut Boston's mission that may not always be financially feasible. Studio 170@Goethe-Institut Boston commits to providing the necessary support to ensure these critical initiatives thrive. Our focus is on enabling accessibility to cultural and educational resources, ensuring that everyone has the chance to participate in activities that promote openness, diversity, and trustful dialogue.

our core pillars

Building bridges through artistic dialogue

We believe in the power of dialogue to transcend borders and build bridges. Studio 170@Goethe-Institut Boston actively facilitates the transatlantic exchange of ideas in the realm of arts and culture. Through artist residencies, performance opportunities, and collaborative projects, we provide a platform for artists of all disciplines, with a special focus on those residing in New England, to develop and share their unique perspectives and creative expressions. We aim to create a space where diverse voices are celebrated and where art becomes a powerful catalyst for understanding and change.

Empowering Language and Cultural Enthusiasts

Language is a key to understanding and connecting with different cultures. We are dedicated to offering opportunities for individuals keen to harness their German language skills. Through language courses, cultural events, and immersive experiences, we provide avenues for people to deepen their appreciation of German culture and engage in meaningful cross-cultural exchanges. We believe that language is not just a tool but a gateway to mutual understanding and trustful dialogue.

Supporting Vital But Underfunded Initiatives

We recognize that there are projects vital for the Goethe-Institut Boston's mission that may not always be financially feasible. Studio 170@Goethe-Institut Boston commits to providing the necessary support to ensure these critical initiatives thrive. Our focus is on enabling accessibility to cultural and educational resources, ensuring that everyone has the chance to participate in activities that promote openness, diversity, and trustful dialogue.

Our Leadership

Studio 170 at Goethe-Institut Boston is sustained through the efforts of an all-volunteer board.

Annegret Klaua, president

Bettina Haarbusch, treasurer

Lazaro Zayas, clerk

Elisabeth von Rosenstiel

Mary Monahan

Iris Alcorn

Annette Klein

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