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With its residency programmes the Goethe-Institut creates a space for new perspectives to occur. Fittingly in the age of globalisation it is especially inspirational for creative artists to anchor their work to very specific places for a period, while pursuing their projects free from financial pressure, and whilst building and deepening their professional networks.

Anna Taina-Nielsen: Sign of WorkPhoto: Diana Lindbjerg


Summer Session 2022

In cooperation with JazzDanmark, the Goethe-Institut offered one German musician to participate in Summer Session 2022 from 7th to 13th of August in Denmark.

Spinnerei Neonreklame Photo: Uwe Walter, 2006

Nordic Leipzig

In collaboration with the Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA) the Goethe-Institut offers a three-month long residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei to Nordic artists. 

Reykjavik Photo (detail): © colourbox.com

Writer in Residence

Each year, in cooperation with the UNESCO City of Literature Reykjavik, the Goethe-Institut offers a scholarship to German authors.