Pact Zollverein Residency

Running all year round since 2002, the residency programme is at the heart of PACT Zollverein’s day to day work. Open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or music and closely linked to PACT’s two other core strands of activity in presenting work and facilitating research and development, the programme is a key element in PACT Zollverein’s profile as an Artists’ House supporting lively exchange between practice and theory.

While occupying their own designated space and essentially working independently, residents may choose to take advantage of various kinds of production support.

Thanks to the support of the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, residency recipients receive a grant to cover their living expen­ses and travel costs. 

Residences are awarded twice a year by an international jury. A residency project will not have a public showing. 

Go to our journal to learn what the residency artists have been working on: 

Residency Insights

A residency incorporates the following

  • Studio space (from 69 to 173 sq. m.)
  • Local accommodation (max. 4 people)
  • Period of 3 – 6 weeks (at a stretch)
  • Weekly grant allowance for all of the residency project participants (max. 4 people)
  • Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein (max. 4 people)*
  • Technical equipment (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Professional technical support (by arrangement and subject to availability)

*Principally, the least environmentally harmful means of transport available should be chosen.

PACT is pleased to facilitate barrier-free and family-friendly residences by arrangement.

Possible working fields of a residency

  • Dance / Choreography
  • Performance
  • Media art / installation
  • Video art / Film
  • Music/ sound art
  • Science
  • Urban Research
  • Technology
  • Architecture

Residencies 2/2024
From August to December 2024

Open Call
Applications for the residencies from August to December 2024 can only be submitted using the online form below. Please complete the form in English. All complete applications will be considered by the jury. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of their decision by e-mail in late April 2024.

Online Application
Apply by: 29 February 2024 (23:59 h CET)


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