The Goethe-Institut established its „Artists in Residence“-program in 2009. Every year selected German artists are invited to spend a few months in Prague. Their stay in the Czech Republic contributes to the co-operation between the German and Czech art scene and helps artists from both countries find new, innovative ideas. The program’s emphasis is on the visual arts. Among others, Philip Topolovac, Danielle de Picciotto, Alexander Hacke, Sabine Richter, Sehnaz Seker and Andrew Gilbert have spent time in Prague.