Residency Action

Culture Moves Europe provides mobility grants for artists and cultural professionals legally residing in one of the 40 Creative Europe countries, and willing to develop a project in another Creative Europe country. The action encourages collaboration between hosts, artists and cultural professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds. Culture Moves Europe is fully funded by the European Union and is implemented by the Goethe-Institut.

Through this action, Culture Moves Europe aims to further develop a close-knit artistic and cultural ecosystem across the European Union and beyond. Hosts can welcome between 1 and 5 artists and cultural professionals, who must legally reside in a different Creative Europe country than where the hosts are registered and based. The residencies can last a minimum of 22 days up to a maximum of 10 months. The Residency Action covers the sectors included in the CULTURE strand of Creative Europe:

  • architecture,
  • cultural heritage,
  • design and fashion design,
  • literary translation,
  • music,
  • performing arts and
  • visual arts.

Within the sectors covered by the call, the applicants must choose up to two of the following objectives to be reached through the residency project:

  1. To explore: to conduct research, to investigate and work on a specific theme or a new concept.
  2. To create: to engage in a collective creative process seeking to produce a new piece of artistic/cultural work.
  3. To learn: to enhance the participants’ competences and skills through non-formal learning5 or collaboration with a specialist.
  4. To connect: to develop a professional network, to strengthen the participants’ professional development, to engage with new audiences.
  5. To transform: to contribute to societal change in line with the New European Bauhaus values and principles.
Applicants who select this objective are expected to implement a residency project in line with the New European Bauhaus (NEB) values and principles (see call information document).

Please note: the residency grant cannot be used purely to support travel for artists to present their existing work in a professional setting (vernissage, exhibition, concert, performance) at the hosts’ premises.

Culture Moves Europe promotes gender balance and inclusion of artists from minorities and underrepresented groups. The scheme offers specific support to artists and cultural professionals living with a disability. The scheme should also be geographically balanced: accessible to those living in rural and remote areas, including overseas territories of the participating countries or countries where artists have less experience of international cooperation. It should also reach out to those who are marginalised or have family responsibilities. Special attention will also be given to emerging artists and cultural professionals. 

Please register and apply through the Goethe Application Portal.
Application Deadline: 15.06.2023