Researchers abroad immerse themselves in a foreign culture and broaden their own creative horizons. This is primarily about the process and not the creation of a product, because the original project often changes decisively during the common work in the context of the residence. This is promoted by the decentralised organisation of the Goethe-Institut, which makes it possible for the residences to develop their own programmes.
In Montreal, for example, the residencies are unique due to the strong involvement of local and German partners. The invited German artists work locally with Canadian artists so that they can easily become part of the local scene. At the same time, the partner institutions in Germany offer a residence opportunity for Canadian artists.