Open Call Virtual Residency Programme

27.08.2020 |

In reaction to the resulting changes in working conditions in the music scene, the Goethe-Institut has created a virtual residency programme with a view to maintaining and reinforcing international exchange and collaboration. Funding for virtual partner residencies is now available to arrange for international musical collaboration projects.

This virtual partner residency programme is for solo artists and small ensembles from Germany and abroad. Projects of or involving artists from developing or transition countries (see DAC list) are particularly welcome.

Applications may be submitted by artists/ensembles in Germany or abroad, provided that at least one artist or ensemble based in Germany is involved in the project. If the application is granted, the Goethe Institut will conclude corresponding agreements with both partners.

Prerequisites for eligibility are:

- Professional artists/ensembles with proven experience in their music scene
- Sustainable partnership and project
- Project duration of two to four weeks

Not eligible for funding are projects which serve mainly for private or family exchange, are already substantially financed by other means, do not focus on music, are primarily of a commercial nature, take place within the context of a course of study or training and only involve streaming concerts.

Applications may be submitted anytime from now to 31 December. More information can be found here.

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