Residencies around the Globe

Worldwide
Residencies:

Who:
Artists from Germany

Section:
visual arts, literature, translation, performing arts, music, film, architecture, design, journalism

Duration:
4 – 12 weeks

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Bangalore
1 Shanti Road

Bangalore
1 Shanti Road
The bangaloREsidency was initiated as a long-term collaboration between the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore and various innovative and contemporary art and cultural spaces. The aim of the programme is to provide artists living and working in Germany with a platform that makes possible their creative development, helps them meet the challenges of a vibrant, modern Indian metropolis such as Bangalore and work together with local Indian artists.

The bangaloREsidency programme fosters sustainable cultural exchange and provides a forum for encounters for German guests and the local artistic community.

The local partners come from various areas of art, culture and society: theatre, dance, film, social organizations and educational institutions. Currently, institutions participating in the project include 1 Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery, Jaaga - Creative Common Ground, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Infinite Souls Farm and Artists Retreat, Yuva Chintana Foundation, Pepper House-Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts and Blank Noise.
Who:
film makers from the region of the Middle East/North Africa

Field:
film

Duration:
1 - 3 months

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.




Goethe-Institut Beirut
Beirut Film Station

Beirut
Film Station
“Beirut Film Station”, a residency programme for film makers from North Africa and the Middle East, was launched in November 2013.

The aim of this project is to assist young, ambitious film makers in their professional development by providing them with appropriate working conditions and basic technical equipment over a period of one to three months.

The support applies to both to pre-production and to production and post-production.

Further aims of the project are the fostering of regional networking and professional exchange with other film makers from the region and from Europe.
Who:
writers from Germany

Field:
literature

Duration:
1 month

Application:
No applications are possible for this programme because it is a nomination process.



Goethe-Institut Belgrad

Belgrade
CROCODILE Literature Residency
Every year the literary festival CROCODILE presents the literature of the region in its full range and in a special way, and invites writers from Germany to Belgrade.

The Crocodile Residency Programme is sponsored by Traduki, the European Network for Literature, the German Foreign Office, Prohelvetia, KulturKontakt Österreich, the Goethe-Institut, the S. Fischer Foundation and the Slovenian Literature Agency, and is supported by “Kuća legata” Belgrade, First Bank and the Cultural Affairs Office of the city of Belgrade
Who:
Literary Translators from Argentina

Section:
Literature/ Translation

Duration:
1 month

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires


Berlin
En tránsito – Residency Programme for Translators
The success of a literary translation presupposes an experienced translator who is thoroughly familiar with the latest language processes and developments in the country of his mother tongue, and is also intensively engaged with the culture of this language. At the same time, translators are crucial transporters of literature, both in their own and in the target language.

For this reason, beginning in 2012 with “En tránsito” the TyPA Foundation (Buenos Aires), together with the Literarisches Kolloquium Berlin (LCB) and the Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires, and within the context of the programme “Buenos Aires: Übersetzungsport” (i.e. Buenos Aires: translation port), will award two grants to a German-language and an Argentinian translator. They will have an opportunity to work on their current projects for one month in Berlin or Buenos Aires respectively, as well as to make use of the time for meetings with local partners and translators.

A dedicated German-Argentinian network can ultimately emerge from such encounters, and set new impulses fort he translation sector on the Rio de La Plata.
Who:
media artist of the younger and middle generation from Germany

Field:
media art

Duration:
1 - 2 months

Application:
No applications are possible for this programme because it is a nomination process.



Goethe-Institut Krakow
WRO Art Center

Breslau
Goethe@WRO
Together with the WRO Art Centre, the Goethe-Institut Krakow awards a media artist of the younger and middle generation from Germany a one to two month residency fellowship on Wrocław/Breslau.

The WRO Art Centre stands for innovative approaches at the interface of contemporary art and new media, and places emphasis on a broad-based educational and communication programmes. The residency artist will be able to work in the modern and well-equipped premises of WRO and receive the support of its team in developing his or her own projects. As part of a workshop and a presentation, which are integral to the residency, fellows will be expected to communicate the results of their work to the interested public. The residency programme has existed since 2012 and its tenure takes place annually in autumn.

Previous fellows include Niklas Roy (2012), Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (2013), and Sebastian Schmieg (2014).
Who:
Literary Translators from Germany

Section:
Literature/ Translation

Duration:
1 month

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires


Buenos Aires
En tránsito – Residency Programme for Translators
The success of a literary translation presupposes an experienced translator who is thoroughly familiar with the latest language processes and developments in the country of his mother tongue, and is also intensively engaged with the culture of this language. At the same time, translators are crucial transporters of literature, both in their own and in the target language.

For this reason, beginning in 2012 with “En tránsito” the TyPA Foundation (Buenos Aires), together with the Literarisches Kolloquium Berlin (LCB) and the Goethe-Institut Buenos Aires, and within the context of the programme “Buenos Aires: Übersetzungsport” (i.e. Buenos Aires: translation port), will award two grants to a German-language and an Argentinian translator. They will have an opportunity to work on their current projects for one month in Berlin or Buenos Aires respectively, as well as to make use of the time for meetings with local partners and translators.

A dedicated German-Argentinian network can ultimately emerge from such encounters, and set new impulses fort he translation sector on the Rio de La Plata.
Who:
Individual artists, scholars and groups of up to four people from Germany and the Mediterranean region. At least one participant must have his or her main residence in Germany.

Field:
Art in public space, urban development, architecture, sustainability, site-specific projects, performance, interactive installations, light and sound installations and participative projects.

Duration:
4 weeks

Application:
For current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Camargo Foundation


CASSIS
CAMARGO-RESIDENZ
The Goethe-Institut France and the Camargo Foundation have awarded the residency annually since 2014.

As part of Marseille-Provence’s tenure as European Capital of Culture in 2013, it was possible to develop innovative approaches to art in urban space by artists, scholars and cultural and social actors in Marseille and the PACA region. The residency programme will continue these developments in the context of the current challenges of the region (Calanques National Park, the future metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence, gateway to the Mediterranean). The aim is to enrich the international and interdisciplinary dialogue amongst various users (artists, scholars, tourists and the local population).
Who:
curators, visual artists from Germany

Field:
curation/ visual arts

Duration:
4 weeks

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut China


CHONGQING
CURATOR FELLOWSHIP / FELLOWSHIP IN THE VISUAL ARTS
Chongqing is in many respects a special city in China. With a population of around 30 million inhabitants, Chongqing, one of only four municipal provinces in China, is one of the largest cities in the world. In this bustling megacity in western China two residency programmes have been established.

The first programme, initiated by the Goethe-Institut China and the Organhaus Art Space, is aimed at Chinese and German art curators who seek a cross-cultural dialogue on new concepts and formats. The focus is on the exchange of experiences and the joint development of ideas for exhibitions and their realization at a platform provided by Organhaus Art Space and specializing in the experimental use of variable media.

The second programme was founded in 2014 in cooperation with the Chongqing 501 Xu Space. It provides the opportunity to plunge into the Chinese art scene, develop China-related projects and build or deepen sustainable working contacts with local art organizations and artists through personal encounters with local artists.
Who:
Literary Translators from Europe

Section:
Literature/ Translation

Duration:
6 – 8 weeks

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Translating Books – Building Bridges
Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S.

Dresden-Hellerau and Gut Siggen (Baltic Sea)
Translating Books – Building Bridges
With the European Translators’ Programme, the Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, awards up to seven work grants annually to literary translators from abroad.

During the grant holders’ six- to eight-week residencies in Germany, the centres of the two cooperation partners, Gut Siggen on the Baltic Sea and in Dresden-Hellerau, serve as living quarters and workplace.

In a tranquil and concentrated work atmosphere, the grant holders can devote themselves to a current project in German-language literature. Where possible, meetings with the authors being translated and/or visits to publishers in the region round off the residency.
Who:
Artists from Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Section:
Visual Arts

Duration:
2 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Niederlande
Goethe-Institut Dresden

Dresden
Artist-in-Residence
The partner cities of Rotterdam and Dresden both have an active, lively art scene and offer a large selection of art museums and galleries. Each year, in the context of an artist exchange and in cooperation with the cultural agencies of both cities, the Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam and the Kunsthaus Raskolnikoff, the Goethe-Institut Niederlande in Rotterdam and the Goethe-Institut Dresden award two grants to visual artists and invite them to spend two months in their respective partner cities.

The purpose of these stays is to offer the recipients the opportunity to work on new projects in a different cultural environment, get to know the local art scene, make contacts and exchange ideas and inspirations.
Who:
artists / curators and writers from Germany

Field:
visual arts

Duration:
2 - 6 months

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Dublin
Irish Museum of Modern Art

Dublin
Residency stay at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) invites young and established artists, curators, writers and “art professionals” of all disciplines to apply for an artist residency.

The duration of the residency can be set individually; the usual period is from 2 to 6 months. As the guests will live and work in the vicinity of the museum, it will be easy to meet and learn from other residency artists, museum visitors, the local population and other artists. Guests will be accommodated in converted stable buildings across from the main building of the museum. Each studio and corresponding free accommodation has a telephone, internet access, heating and electricity.

IMMA was opened in 1991 in the buildings of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. As Ireland’s national institution for contemporary art, IMMA has the mission of supporting processes of artistic creation. The museum cooperates with artists and many other partners to promote contemporary Irish art and make it available to the public. IMMA is also home to the National Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, and maintains and expands its holdings. IMMA’s artist residency programme has an annual average of 16 participants, most of whom applied for a residency stay in response to an “open call”.
Who:
Artists from Saxony (Germany)

Section:
Visual Arts

Duration:
3 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Vietnam
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

Hanoi
Vietnam grant of the Free State of Saxony
The Hanoi residency programme of the Free State of Saxony was created in 2012. It is awarded annually by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the Goethe-Institut Vietnam.

The grant enables the recipient to engage with the art scene in Vietnam, build up networks and set impulses in the local art scene. The stay is divided into two phases, the focus of the first two months is on work on the planned project, for which a space in the studio of a Vietnamese artist is made available to the recipient. In the final month, the recipient will carry out one-week workshops and performances with young artists at three art academies in Hanoi, Hue and Saigon.

The works arising out of this will then be presented at the art academies. In this way, a bi-national exchange in the form of a work process emerges, that will be lasting both in terms of the joint reflection and its results.
Who:
writers from Germany

Field:
literature

Duration:
4 weeks

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Finland
Blog Meet the Germans

Helsinki
City Writer-in-Residence
Since 2009 the Goethe-Institut Finland has annually awarded two four-week city writer-in-residence fellowships to German authors, mainly in the field of fiction.

The fellowship provides the writers with the opportunity to become acquainted with a new culture and new literary surroundings. In addition, the stay in Finland gives the writers the chance to gain ideas and suggestions and to make new contacts. During their stay, the writers hold several readings and attend the Helsinki Book Fair.

They also write a blog about their stay, which gives the public the opportunity to gain an insight into their experiences and thoughts.
Who:
artists from Germany and Hong Kong

Field:
film

Duration:
2 months

Application:
the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg issue a call every two years



Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Hong Kong – Berlin 2 months 24/7
The cooperative project of the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg began in 2012. It makes it possible for film makers from Germany to live and work for two months in Hong Kong, and vice versa for a film maker from Hong Kong to spend two months in Berlin.

Numerous visits and discussions afford the guest artists an intensive insight into the local film scene. They can then pursue their own research.

During their stay, the artists present works they have brought with them to the film public. Films that resulted from the previous Hong Kong residency were shown in the following year in the film programme of the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong.
Who:
artists from Germany

Field:
visual arts

Duration:
3 months

Application:
Bei Košice Artist in Residence



Goethe-Institut Bratislava
Košice Artist in Residence

Košice Artist in Residence
K.A.I.R. is an international residency programme for young artists from all fields and disciplines. In Košice they can work, meet local artists and include the public in their work. Fellows are chosen by an international jury. In the final exhibition at the end of their stay, the guest artists will have an opportunity to present their work.

Each year Košice A.I.R., in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Bratislava, provides a German artist with the opportunity of living for three months as a residency fellow in Slovakia. Normally, the calls take place at the beginning of each calendar year.
Who:
artists from Germany

Field:
visual artst

Duration:
3 months

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here



Goethe-Institut Malaysia
Lostgens Contemporary Art Space

Kuala Lumpur
Artist residency at Lostgens
The Goethe-Institut Malaysia and Lostgens (Lostgens Contemporary Art Space) have been jointly conducting this three-month artist residency since 2010. Lostgens is an association and space initiated by artists that is strongly committed to public art. Its studio in Chinatown makes it possible for guest artists to work in the historical centre of the city. It is also the site of exhibitions, artist talks and workshops.

Lostgens’s good network facilitates dialogues between residency fellows and local artists who are exploring the social and cultural scene. In this way the residency programme supports the continuing education and development of artists who work in social and communal contexts, creating intense and sustainable encounters.
Who:
Artists and people active in culture from Germany

Section:
Architecture/ Cultural Criticism/ Cultural Theorie/ Design/ Literature/ Music/ Film/ Perfoming Arts/ Visual Arts

Duration:
3 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Villa Kamogawa

Kyoto
Villa Kamogawa
In 2011, the first artist villa of the Goethe-Institut opened in Kyoto on the occasion of the 150 year anniversary of the German-Japanese relations.

As a program of the Goethe-Institut, the Villa Kamogawa offers German artists and people active in culture the opportunity, to live and work in Japan on a three months scholarship.

The residency in Kyoto should serve as an inspiration and as an artistic orientation to the scholarship holders. In direct, personal exchange with the local cultural scene, they can develop new projects and can establish or strengthen work contacts with Japanese cultural Institutions and people active in culture.

In this manner, an intercultural dialogue unfolds, which enriches both the scholarship holders and the Japanese cultural scene.
Who:
Writers from Germany

Section:
Literature

Duration:
4 weeks

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Ljubljana
Goga Publishing House apartment
Novo mesto
Ljubljana

Novo Mesto Writer-in-Residence Programme
Since 2015 the Goethe-Institut Ljubljana and the publishing house Goga offer a month-long literary residency in Novo Mesto in Slovenia for a German writer once per year in September.

During hectic and turbulent times the picturesque, historic town of Novo mesto, 70 kilometres from the capital Ljubljana, with its about 25.000 inhabitants provides a safe and quiet haven to calm down and focus exclusively on literary work.

In addition, the residency facilitates contact with the Slovenian literary scene in particular and the culture of Slovenia as a whole. By offering two readings in Novo mesto and Ljubljana and with a translation of excerpts of the authors work, ties with the inhabitants of Slovenia and persons engaged in the cultural sector will be established.
Who:
visual artists from Germany

Field:
visual arts

Duration:
4 – 6 weeks

Application:
Anfragen bitte an Landwehr@abudhabi.goethe.org



Goethe-Institut Golf Region, Abu Dhabi

Muscat
Stal Gallery – Artist Residency Programme
Among the facilities of the Stal Gallery in Muscat, Oman, is the Stal Studio. A pleasant flat with a private studio provides the artist with the opportunity of living in Muscat for a month and developing an artistic project or realizing a joint project together with an Omani artist. The Artist-in-Residence Programme fosters the development of the Omani art scene and its outreach activities provide the guest artist with excellent conditions for becoming acquainted with Omani artists, culture and society.

Applications may be submitted to the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region in Abu Dhabi.
Who:
writers from Nanjing and Germany

Field:
literature

Duration:
4 weeks

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut China

Nanjing
Cultures in Contact – Artists in Residence
“Cultures in Contact – Artist-in-Residence” is an exchange programme for German and Chinese writers, which was launched in 2007 by the Goethe-Institut China in cooperation with the Department for Inter-Cultural German Studies at the University of Göttingen and the German Department of the Nanjing University. It sponsors an annual fellowship that gives a writer from Nanjing and one from Germany the opportunity to immerse him or herself for one month in the culture of the other country.

The one-month stay aims at providing the fellow with the opportunity of becoming acquainted with the literary scene, expressive forms and way of life of the host country. The foreign surroundings can thus offer the fellows inspiration for their own literary work. Together with local writers and students, they can discuss perspectives of the German-Chinese cultural exchange. In addition, fellows will report on their stay on the website of the Goethe-Institut China.
Who:
Media Artists from Germany and Mexico

Section:
Media Art

Duration:
Approx. 2 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Mexiko


Mexico-City
Mexico-Scholarship
Media Artist in Residence Exchange Germany-Mexico
Each year, in cooperation with Mexico’s National fund for Culture and the Arts FONCA, the Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), and the Centro Multimedia of the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Mexico City, the Goethe-Institut Mexico awards a two-month grant to German and Mexican media artists.

Provided on site with technical equipment from local partners, the grant offers media artists from the areas of the Internet, computer, film/video and sound an opportunity to live in Mexico City and Halle an der Saale respectively, and to develop and present a new project in their host cities.
Who:
Next-generation choreographers and dancers from Germany.
Accompanied by an artistic partner of their choice working in one of the following domains: the circus arts, new media, cinema and video, interdisciplinary arts, visual arts, chanson, dance, literature and storytelling, handcrafts, music and architectural and theatrical research.

Section:
Contemporary Dance

Duration:
2 Months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.

Goethe-Institut Montréal
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique

Montréal
Dance Residency
In order to establish a lasting exchange in the area of contemporary dance, and to strengthen the network between dance artists in Germany and Canada, the Goethe-Institut Montréal, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique are offering two German artists the possibility of taking part in a two-month lasting dance residency.

This collaboration in Montreal will allow the artists to develop their artistic relationship further and explore new avenues of creative collaboration in the domain of contemporary dance. The invited artists have the opportunity to work in a studio in Montréal and to present their work to the public. With this residency programme, which is modelled on Germany’s typically diverse spectrum of dance residencies, a creative venue and infrastructure are to be made available to professional dancers in Canada to realise their ideas and projects as well.
Who:
graduates of four German art colleges, who have graduated in the last six years and been nominated by their teachers (who have in turn been proposed by the Fine Arts Council of the Goethe-Institut)

Section:
Visual Arts

Duration:
2 months

Application:
No applications are possible for this programme, as candidates are proposed by nomination.



Goethe-Institut Lithuania
Nida Art Colony

Nida, Curonian Spit, Lithuania
Goethe-Institut’s Residency Scholarship for "Nida Art Colony"
Together with the Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Art, the Goethe-Institut Lithuania is awarding a two-month grant for a representative of professional visual arts from Germany.

The Nida Art Colony stands for innovative educational and cultural projects in the area of the arts, in which the creative energies from Lithuania and from abroad are combined. The modern spaces of the residence are located on the Curonian Spit, a 98 km long peninsula separating the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.

Recipients can benefit from the international networking and the numerous accompanying events of the Nida Art Colony and also present their works to the public as part of the Thomas Mann Festival in Nida.
Who:
Young Curators from Germany

Section:
Curation/ Visual Arts

Duration:
12 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut New York
www.ludlow38.org

New York
MINI/Goethe-Institut
Curatorial Residencies
Ludlow 38
MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is the exhibition space for contemporary art of the Goethe-Institut New York in cooperation with MINI. It is a curatorial experiment in the tradition of the German “Kunstvereine” and is located between Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Chinatown.

Since 2008, following successful co-operations with the Kunstverein München and the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, “Ludlow 38” evolved into a venue whose impact is strongly meshed with the characteristic perspective and energy of its respective curator.

As a non-profit, public-service exhibition venue, “Ludlow 38” is one of the few art spaces in New York tasked with introducing critical thinking and new artists into the local art scene. In the course of a residential year, the curator realises six exhibitions representing current European and global positions in the aesthetic and political context of New York and the USA.
Who:
Librarians

Section:
Information & Library

Duration:
4 weeks

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut New York
BII Bibliothek & Information International
Blog Librarian in Residence

New York
Librarian in Residence
The Goethe-Institut New York and BII Bibliothek & Information International, the standing committee of the Federal Union of German Library and Information Associations (BID), annually issue a call for applications to the Librarian in Residence programme. It is Goethe-Institut’s sole residency programme for librarians and offers experts from Germany an opportunity to enter into a deeper dialogue with American colleagues through a four-week stay in the USA.

The annual call for applications takes up changing themes. Previous focal points of the residency have included multi-cultural library work, lobbying for libraries and school libraries, change management and lobbying for e-books in public libraries.

In the course of their stay, the German participants describe in a blog their impressions and experiences of the library landscape in the United States, and they are also asked to report in various forums following their return to Germany.
Who:
Artists from Germany

Section:
performing arts / literature / photography and the visual arts

Duration:
2-3 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Beijing


Beijing
Residency programme for the performing arts / literature / photography and the visual arts
In cooperation with the Red Gate Gallery, the Goethe-Institut China sponsors a residency programme in the performing arts and in literature, which has existed since 2013. In the area of photography, it has offered an artist residency in cooperation with the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre since 2014.

A further programme, in cooperation with the Endowment for Culture of the Free State of Saxony, focuses on the visual arts. This call for applications is issued by the Endowment for Culture of the Free State of Saxony.8www.kdfs.de

The residency programme provides the guest artist with the opportunity of immersing him or herself in the dynamic and vibrant Beijing art and cultural scene. The two to three-month stay is a chance to dispel stereotypes of the other culture through the exchange with Chinese artists and other creative people, make intensive contact with culturally relevant institutions and organizations and receive support in the development of the guest artist’s own artistic projects.
Who:
writers and literary translators from Germany

Field:
literature

Duration:
1 month

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Croatia


Pazin
Residency Programme at the Pazin Hiža od besid House of Literature
Together with the Pazin House of Literature and with the support of the region of Istria and the city of Pazin, the Goethe-Institut Croatia annually issues a call for a residency programme for writers and literary translators from Germany.

The one-month stay in Pazin/Istria is intended to provide residency participants with suitable conditions for literary work, becoming acquainted with the Croatian literary scene and cultural life of Istria and presenting their work before the Istrian public. The residency is part of the international programme of the Pazin House of Literature. Like guests from other countries, the German participants have the opportunity to work on their projects and it is expected that they will present their work to the local public in readings in Istrian cities. In addition, the residency fellows will contribute a text on their impressions of the stay to the homepage of the House of Literature. They will also encapsulate these impressions in a hand-written summary: kucazapisce.hr. Support and organization of events will be undertaken by the Pazin City Library.
Who:
artists, curators, art critics, cultural producers

Field:
visual art, cultural theory, curation

Duration:
4 – 8 weeks, by agreement

Application:
public call at the country portal of the Goethe-Institut Prague and on the website of Meetfactory



Goethe-Institut Prague MeetFactory

Prague
Residencies for cultural practice
Together with the Goethe-Institut in Prague, the Meetfactory Centre for Contemporary Art sponsors a residency programme that aims at various fields of cultural work and is intended to foster trans-local cultural practice through residency stays. Both institutions thus tie into their long-standing cooperation in the field of artist-in-residence programmes and extend it to include other actors in the field of culture.

The aim of the programme is the mutual transfer of knowledge, ideas, concepts and formats generated by cultural practitioners in Germany and the Czech Republic. The residency stay is intended to mobilise this know-how and introduce it into and make it effective in the other cultural context. Contacts will build a network that will in turn form the foundation for joint projects.

The programme is deliberately designed to be open and address a broad range of cultural practices: critics and curators in the area of contemporary art and cultural practitioners in the area of time-based art forms (performance, video, installation).
Who:
writers and translators from southern Europe and Germany

Field:
literature, translation

Duration:
1 month

Application:
public call



Goethe-Institut Belgrade Blog Pristina has no river

Pristina Has No River
The programme “Pristina Has No River” began in 2013. There was a call for applications, and about thirty writers and translators applied. The jury selected five people for participation in the literary residency.

One residency was sponsored by the Goethe-Institut, three others by the Traduki and another by the S. Fischer Foundation. The aim of the programme is to enliven the literary scene, establish relations within the countries of the region for the support and fostering of literature in the western Balkans and to create cultural multipliers and mediators with a view to providing information and knowledge for the promotion and funding of literature.
Who:
media artists from Germany and the Mercosul countries

Section:
Visual Arts

Duration:
2 months

Application:
No applications are possible for this programme because it is a nomination process.



Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre


Porto Alegre
Midia Art Lab Mercosul
Art with time-based media experiments with modern communication technologies. Inter-cultural dialogue is inscribed in media art. But today artists too must be mobile, and not only in the virtual world. Fellowships abroad provide the opportunity for inter-cultural exchange.

The Goethe-Institute of the Mercosul countries want to foster this exchange through a two-month residency programme for media artists from Germany and from Mercosul countries. This is part of a cooperation with the Institute of Informatics at UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), which is the largest public university in southern Brazil.

The artists will work together for two months in Porto Alegre and will realize a media art project. The work will be presented at the Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre and in the host countries of the participating Goethe-Instituts.
Who:
Writers from Germany

Section:
Literature

Duration:
6 weeks

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Iceland
Goethe-Institut Denmark
Weblog Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Writer-in-Residence Programme
Starting in 2012, in cooperation with the UNESCO City of Literature Reykjavik, the Goethe-Institut Denmark will award two grants each year to German authors from the areas of poetry and fiction, children’s and young people’s literature and comic artists.

The purpose of these literary grants is to provide recipients with an opportunity to conduct and develop their research, inspirations and working concepts into a literary project based on the country of Iceland as its point of departure and/or its source of inspiration.

The six-week stay also offers an opportunity to get to know the local art scene, make and deepen contacts as well as to exchange ideas and impulses with Icelandic colleagues. Parallel to this, the invited artists can report on their experiences in Reykjavik in a blog project.
Who:
Architects and curators from Germany

Section:
Architecture

Duration:
2 to 3 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Niederlande


Rotterdam
Architect-in-Residence
Rotterdam is an internationally renowned centre of modern architecture with a diverse and trend-setting architecture scene. The city is the home of the Nieuwe Institute (formerly the Netherlands Institute of Architecture) and of various schools for architects, including the Berlage Institute and the Academy of Urban Design and Architecture. In addition to the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR), founded in 2001, the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) takes place here every two years.

Once a year, the Goethe-Institut Netherlands awards a two to three-month architect-in-residency fellowship in Rotterdam, giving the fellowship holder the opportunity to carry out research in the city, become acquainted with the local scene and make contacts with well-known institutions and architecture firms. To be eligible, the applicant’s project must be related to the city’s architecture.
Who:
Artists from Dresden (Germany)
Artists from Rotterdam (Netherland)

Section:
Visual Arts

Duration:
2 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Niederlande
Goethe-Institut Dresden

Rotterdam
Artist-in-Residence
The partner cities of Rotterdam and Dresden both have an active, lively art scene and offer a large selection of art museums and galleries. Each year, in the context of an artist exchange and in cooperation with the cultural agencies of both cities, the Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam and the Kunsthaus Raskolnikoff, the Goethe-Institut Niederlande in Rotterdam and the Goethe-Institut Dresden award two grants to visual artists and invite them to spend two months in their respective partner cities.

The purpose of these stays is to offer the recipients the opportunity to work on new projects in a different cultural environment, get to know the local art scene, make contacts and exchange ideas and inspirations.
Who:
Writers from Germany

Section:
Literature

Duration:
1 month

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Bosnia and Herzegovina


Sarajevo
Writers-in-Residence Programme
Within the context of the year-round "European Residency Programme for Writers and Literary Translators", writers and translators from Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Germany encounter each other in the Sarajevo Authors’ Residence. Here, they will aim for an intensive engagement with their work in the local art, cultural scene, and society.

Each year, the Goethe-Institut Bosnia and Herzegovina, the literary network TRADUKI and the Sarajevo Open Centre call for applications for two one-month grants for German authors who wish to take part in the residency programme. They are invited to engage in exchange with the art and cultural scene of Bosnia and Herzegovina and present their work to the local public.
Who:
artists from Germany

Field:
visual art

Duration:
4 – 6 weeks

Application:
No applications are possible for this programme because it is a nomination process.



Goethe-Institut Korea


Seoul
Seoul Art Space
The Seoul Art Space Project was launched in 2008 as part of a comprehensive “cultural-economic policy”. The main objective is to convert unused spaces into creative workplaces and to create cultural opportunities for local residents.

Seoul Art Space would like to transform urban areas that are currently unused because of changes in the urban structure, such as government buildings, empty factories and unpopular underground shopping centres, into art spaces. This will make it possible for artists from home and abroad to work there on their art and at the same time exchange their artistic inspiration.

Seoul Art Space, which is run by the Art Space Utilization of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, has a total of nine premises at its disposal. Located in an old printing workshop, the Seoul Art Space_ Geumcheon is a place of creativity for artists and a cultural attraction for the community. It is also currently the facility that is the major participant in the international residency programme, functioning as an international art space that fosters both global and local aesthetics.
Who:
visual artists from Germany

Field:
visual arts

Duration:
6 – 8 weeks

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Dänemark Skaftfell Center for Visual Art

Seydisfjordur
Artist-in-Residence
Since 2014, the Goethe-Institut Dänemark supports a residence stay for visual artists in collaboration with the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland.

The aim of Skaftfell´s residency program is manifold: to create and nurture an environment for inspiration; to encourage artists to experience life and work in a unique micro-community where creativity is applied to the everyday; to foster a sense of community between artists and the public in the setting of rural East-Iceland; to facilitate circumstances for artists to experience, reflect and explore new means of their practice and, to provide conditions that stimulate the dialogue between art and life.

The program is aimed at professional visual artists, but those working across fields, or within an interdisciplinary practice are eligible to apply regardless of the nature of their primary profession or arts education.
Who:
artists from Germany

Field:
performing / visual arts

Duration:
2 months

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Department of Culture and Education of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai

Shanghai
Fellowship in the performing / visual arts
In 2014, in cooperation with the AM Art Space, the Goethe-Institut China and the Department of Culture and Education of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai initiated a residency programme. It is aimed at artists in the performing and visual arts. The two-month stay is designed to serve the guest artist’s own, China-related projects. In addition, the stay in Shanghai provides him or her with the opportunity of making contacts with Chinese artists, theatre people and choreographers.

The programme also aims at an exhibition or performance and a publication at the end of the residency period.

The annual application deadline is at the end of October and the period of the fellowship is May and June of the following year.
Who:
artists from Germany

Field:
visual art

Duration:
4 weeks in October/November

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Liaison Office Skopje

Tetovo
A.R.T.
A.R.T. – Artist-in-Residence Tetovo is a residency programme for artists from Germany who want their work to contribute to the political and social multi-ethnic context of the city of Tetovo and there to work together with young local artists.

The residency programme takes place in autumn in the Centre for Balkan Cooperation LOJ; following consultation, it begins in the course of October and lasts one month.

LOJA provides artists in the areas of photography, video art, media art, installations and interventions in public space with housing, possibilities for working and basic equipment. Special needs and requests for equipment will be met, as far as local capacities make this possible, in consultation with the artist.

So far two artist residencies, in 2012 and 2013, have been successfully completed.

A.R.Tetovo gives artists the opportunity to develop new ideas and to experiment with their existing work in new surroundings. The young and growing independent scene makes Tetovo an inspiring field of experimentation for politically and socially influenced art.

The cities of Skopje and Pristina (Kosovo) are nearby and in recent years more and more artists and audience have been attracted by events in Tetovo. The aim of A.R.Tetovo is to offer artists and their work a new and still largely undiscovered environment in which the exchange, development and discussion of new visions and ideas can take place in the local art scene. The result will be presented to the public in an appropriate format at the end of the stay.

Project partners of A.R.T. – Artist-in-Residence Tetovo are the Centre for Balkan Cooperation LOJ and the Goethe-Institut Liaison Office Skopje.
Who:
Artists from Munich

Range:
Visual Arts

Duration:
2 months

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Taipei
Apartment of Art

Taipei
Art Residency Program Taipei
The Cultural Department of the state capital Munich, Goethe-Institute Taipei, the Apartment of Art and the Taipei Culture Foundation (Taipei Artist Village) are offering an art residency program for Munich artists in Taipei. The residency program will be a two-month stay in July / August 2017 and include solo exhibitions in the Taipei Artist Village and in the Apartment of Art in Munich. It is part of an exchange program between Munich and Taipei from 2017 to 2019 which enables a Taiwanese artist both a stay as an artist-in-residence in the Ebenböckhaus and a solo exhibition in the Apartment of Art in Munich.
Who:
Artists from North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)

Section:
Media Art/ Visual Arts

Duration:
6 months

Application:
For current Calls for Application of Goethe-Institut's Residency Programmes please click here.



Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv
Kunststiftung NRW

Tel Aviv
Bronner Residency
Since 2008, in cooperation with North Rhine-Westphalia Arts Council (Kunststiftung NRW), the Dan and Cary Bronner Foundation and the Artists' Studio in Tel Aviv, the Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv has devoted itself to grants enabling artist exchanges between Israel and North Rhine-Westphalia.

An artist from North Rhine-Westphalia has an opportunity of transferring the focus of his or her work and life to Tel Aviv for six months – an Israeli artist has the same opportunity in Düsseldorf.

The “Bronner Residency” was established by Dan and Cary Bronner, the parents of the art collector Gil Bronner. It provides the guest artist with the opportunity of making and deepening contacts, exchanging thoughts and suggestions, and introducing new ideas into their local art scenes.
Who:
filmmakers from Germany

Field:
film

Duration:
4 – 6 weeks

Application:
for current calls for residency programmes of the Goethe-Instituts, click here.



Goethe-Institut Toronto

Toronto
Goethe-LIFT Filmmaker Residency
Every two years, together with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), the Goethe-Institut Toronto invites German filmmakers to Canada.

LIFT and the Goethe-Institut are interested above all in establishing long-term and sustainable contacts between residency fellows and the Canadian film scene. The organizers will therefore present the works of the residency artists in a series of workshops, talks, school events and film screenings.

The programme was established in 2012. Since then, Dagie Brundert, the duo OJOBOCA, Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy have been guests in Toronto.
Who:
artists and curators

Field:
visual art

Duration:
4 – 6 weeks

Application:
No applications are possible for this programme because it is a nomination process.



Goethe-Institut Headquarters, Department of Visual Arts

Worldwide
Central Residency Programme for Visual Artists and Curators
The Department of Visual Arts at the Goethe-Institut headquarters in Munich gives visual artists and curators from Germany the opportunity to pursue their artistic research, to produce and present their own work and network on the spot with the local scene during a working residency abroad lasting several weeks.

The candidates for the annual fellowship programme of the Goethe-Institut are proposed by the Advisory Board of the Department of Visual Arts and then submit application documents. The approval of applications is decided by a jury chosen from the ranks of the Advisory Board and will be communicated to the candidate following the jury meeting. Those members of the Advisory Board who form the jury do not propose candidates.
Tanz. © Copyright Goethe-Institut
Who:
Theatre makers, performance artists and choregraphers from Germany

Section:
Performing Arts / Theatre / Dance

Duration:
Individually determined time-frame

When:
Year-round, not time-specific

Application:
Possible year-round



Goethe-Institut, Theatre and Dance


Worldwide
Goethe-Institut Theatre and Dance Scholarships
Residencies abroad The Division of Theatre / Dance provides German theatre professionals, performance artists, choreographers with residencies abroad where they can pursue artistic practices and research, develop internationally focused project plans and make contacts.
© Goethe-Institut/Foto: Julia Thimm
Musiker Christopher Dell in Kalkutta
Who:
musicians, composers and sound artists from Germany

Field:
music (all genres)

Duration:
2 – 6 weeks

Application:
possible all year round; contact: musikresidenzen@goethe.de



Goethe-Institut Headquarters, Department of Music

Worldwide
Working Residency for Musicians and Composers from Germany
The Department of Music at the Goethe-Institut Headquarters in Munich gives musicians, composers and sound artists who live and work mainly in Germany the opportunity to pursue their artistic research, prepare internationally oriented projects and make contacts during a working residency abroad lasting several weeks.