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Virtual Partner Residencies

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Who: Solo artists and small ensembles from Germany and abroad 

Section: Music

Duration: 2–4 weeks

Closing date for applications: Project implementation is possible at any time from now to 31.07.2021. Please submit your application at least four weeks before the start of the project.


For the time being, travel is severely restricted due to the corona pandemic. As a result, not only have nearly all live performances been cancelled, but so have most physical residencies for artists and co-productions. Reacting to the changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created this virtual residency programme to maintain and reinforce international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to initiate international musical collaboration projects.
Virtual partner residencies may support working on e.g. joint research, compositions, concept and project development, pre-productions or innovative online projects. Other formats, including Interdisciplinary, music-centered may also be eligible for funding. The focus must be on artistic collaboration and extensive exchange on a partnership basis.

Area of Focus


Targeted Candidates 

This virtual partner residency program is for solo artists and small ensembles from Germany and abroad. Projects involving artists from developing or transition countries (see DAC list) are particularly welcome.


Goethe-Institut e.V.
Music Division
Virtual Partner Residencies
Tel: +49 89 159 21 894

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