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Taking up a residency is still one of the most inspiring and rewarding opportunities for cultural practitioners, artists and their practices to thrive and unfold. Grounding and developing work in a different location and context nurtures creative thinking processes and offers new perspectives on subject matter.
In the UK the Goethe-Institut collaborates with distinguished cultural organisations such as the V&A, LUX, Gasworks, Space, Delfina Foundation, amongst others to create innovative genre-crossing residency programmes.


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Our Residencies

Juliana Huxtable lying on the floor © Juliana Huxtable

Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios Residency

Goethe-Institut London and Somerset House Studios are collaborating to establish a new international artist residency programme to support a Germany-based artist working at the intersection of music, art and technology for a period of three months.

Street art by Banksy: a man on a ladder chiselling away at one of the stars on the European flag. © dullhunk

Residency Programme: Journalism/Writing
(Re-)Collecting Europe

This residency invites two journalists from European countries to investigate, question, debate and reflect on the impact of Brexit on the British civil society.


A woman behind a pane of glass onto which a white structure showing numbers is projected. © Goethe-Institut/Getty Images

Fine Arts/Robotics
AI in Residence

The Goethe-Institut Glasgow, the Alliance Française Glasgow and the Institut Français d’Écosse invite artists based in France or in Germany to apply for one of two residencies taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow around the topic of Artificial Intelligence.

Freeze frame of an artistically stylised moving image collage: a ball with red circles and a man's face © Luther Price

Film/Moving Image
Goethe@LUX Residency

This three-months long residency offers artists working with the moving image to investigate LUX’s collection in London and Glasgow.


Close-up image of a knitted pullover with a red spiral and a yellow and blue zig-zag pattern © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Visual Art/Design
Goethe V&A Residency

Selected artists work with the V&A’s collection exploring a particular topic in this design residency of two to six months.

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All Genres
Residencies worldwide

The Goethe-Institut's worldwide residency programmes invite artists to live and work in a different country for a set period of time.
Browse our opportunities!


External Residencies

An actress stands in the middle of the stage surrounded by tree trunks. © Helen Murray

Summer Residency at the Royal Court Theatre

This summer residency functions as a key part of the Royal Court’s work with international writers and has seen many participants going on to become major international voices.


What's On

Arianna Nicoletti with participants in a workshop about sustainable fashion. © Ian Delu

October - December 2018
Open Studios

Catch Arianna Nicoletti, our current Goethe V&A resident, in her studio at the V&A.

Staircase at Goethe-Institut London with overlaid Youtube logo © Goethe-Institut London

Get up close

Find out more about our artists in residence and their practice in our selection of video interviews.

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International Opportunities
Open Calls

Check out our selection of current international opportunities for artists, curators and cultural practitioners.