Colourful Umbrellas © Ulrike Rosenfeld

Recidency Programmes Goethe-Institut New Zealand

Through its residency programmes, the Goethe-Institut seeks to provide a space for new perspectives. Particularly in the age of globalisation, it is especially inspiring for artists and culture producers to ground their works in specific, real places and to pursue their projects for a while, free from economic considerations and to build up or deepen lasting professional contacts.

Each year, with its residency programmes and their variety of focuses, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand offers artists and other culture creators opportunities to live and work in Wellington or Christchurch for a period of time. The residency programme’s focus is not on one-time presentations. Instead, the projects’ success and significance become evident in long-term exchange and lasting co-operation between the artists.

Wellington

The Goethe-Institut in co-operation with Wellington City Council offers artists from Germany a scholarship to work and live in New Zealand for three months. The artist resides in Wellington to engage and network with their New Zealand colleagues as well as to seek inspiration for their projects and to foster intercultural dialogue.

Christchurch

The Goethe-Institut in co-operation with the Physics Room in Christchurch offers a scholarship to work and live in Christchurch to engage and network with New Zealand colleagues as well as seek inspiration for his projects and fostering intercultural dialogue.