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Taking up a residency can be one of the most inspiring and rewarding opportunities for cultural practitioners and artists. Our residency programmes focus on professional development, artistic exchange and facilitating artistic research and processes. We believe conceptualising and making new work in a different location and context nurtures creative thinking, promotes experimentation and offers new perspectives. Often offering opportunities to collaborative with others, residencies allow artists’ practices to thrive and unfold. We work across forms including dance, visual arts, music, technology, theatre, journalism and more.

Here you can find our current residencies. 

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. Residencies and Extension

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.


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. 

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.

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

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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!