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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


The picture shows an empty factory building with the words ‘Curator in residence’ on it. Background image © FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design

Curator in Residence

In cooperation with the studio centre FABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design and the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, the Goethe-Institut in Denmark is inviting a curator from Germany to a residency in Copenhagen for the first time.

Summer Session 2024

In cooperation with JazzDanmark, the Goethe-Institut offers one German musician to participate in Summer Session 2024 from August 4 to 10 in Denmark. 
Application deadline: May 22 2024.

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. 

Writer in Residence

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


A group of dancers on stage © Unsplash/Maick Maciel

Arts funding and residencies

The Goethe-Institut promotes art and culture in a variety of projects in Germany and abroad. You can search by genre, funding type and duration.