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A woman wears an artistically folded top with an extremely high collar that covers half her face.© The T/Shirt Issue

Taking up a residency is still one of the most inspiring and rewarding opportunities for cultural practitioners and artists. Grounding and developing work in a different location and context nurtures creative thinking processes and offers new perspectives on subject matter, so their practices can thrive and unfold. 

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.

Our Current Residencies

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.

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.


New Forms of Togetherness © studio Nüssli+Nuessli

Digital Residencies
New Forms of Togetherness

Consisting of three online artist residencies, this programme generates an interdisciplinary discourse between artists and partners around the topic of Artificial Intelligence.

Juliana Huxtable laying down © Juliana Huxtable

Digital Residencies
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. 

Illustration: World map with three different coloured buildings in the foreground. Author: San Jose, 27 November 2006, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1483026, changes done

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!


The logo for the CROWD dance residency © Goethe-Institut London

CROWD – International Dance Exchange

6 chosen artists from the UK, Netherlands, Finland and Germany come together to cultivate their dance practices and networks.

Previous Residencies

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


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

Get up close

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