Call for Applications: Radio Art Residency Weimar 2022

The Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship programme for artistic practice on the radio. The residency is a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin, ACC Galerie Weimar and Radio Lotte. 

The programme offers a three-month residency twice a year in Weimar for artists from non-German speaking countries.

The aim of the fellowship is to promote independent and open-ended artistic work and to support the realisation of new artworks. The programme encourages artists from various disciplines to deal with the narrative, technical and artistic potentials of the radio medium, and specifically promotes exploration of radio as an instrument of communication and possibly even the questioning of what can be constituted as language by the radio. From the use of the radio as an exhibition space for artworks to real-time medium, the residency offers a wide range of creative options for artistic practice. 

During their three-month stay, fellows are invited to explore the boundaries of sound and radio art and to transcend them in interdisciplinary constellations, to be inspired by intercultural dialogue with artists, scholars and students at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the University of Music Franz Liszt as well as by the culture and classics city of Weimar. In addition, they have the opportunity to have a closer look at and to network with contemporary art in Germany and in particular international sound and radio art. 

The fellowship is curatorially supervised and technically supported by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Radio Art Residency

The Radio Art Residency Weimar is a project by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Art and Design, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. The programme is supported by the International Cooperation Fund of the International Relations Department at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, the Studio for Electroacoustic Music Weimar, ACC Galerie Weimar and EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin.


Your application can be chosen either for the period 1st of April until 30th of June 2022 or 15th of September until 15th of December 2022. 
If you have a preferred period for which you are applying for, please select one in the application process. You can either select one or both. 


  • Financing of arrival and departure expenses
  • Provision of accommodation in Weimar for 3 months
  • A monthly fellowship of 2,300 euros (includes material and production costs as well as costs for local transport and travelling)
  • A broadcast in the Klangkunst (radio/sound art) programme of Deutschlandfunk Kultur (national public broadcaster) 
  • Curatorial supervision and technical support by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Provision of airtime by (via Radio Lotte) 

Further opportunities:

  • Work and present for a month in the exhibition space of EIGENHEIM Weimar
  • A workshop with students from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • An artist talk at ACC Galerie Weimar
  • An artist talk as part of the radio talks series of Experimental Radio and concerts in the Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music (SeaM)
  • Networking with relevant artists and institutions via the network of Experimental Radio and the Goethe-Institut. 
  • If possible, a German language course at a Goethe-Institut in the country of residence


The programme is for artists working in the field of acoustic and time-based arts (radio, performance and sound artists). Applications are open to artists from non-German speaking countries without residence in Germany.
Although experience in radio production is not necessarily required, an interest in engaging with the medium and using the radio for your own work is expected.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Radio Art Residency would like to foster artistic practices on radio. Therefore, applications with a focus on mainly journalism, entertainment (such as talk shows, features or podcasts) cannot be considered.


Please submit your application by 31 January 2022, 11:59 CET. Applications that are submitted late or incomplete will not be processed.

Unfortunately, because of the number of applications detailed feedback on the submitted application is not possible. 



Please be aware that a positive feedback to an applicant can only be issued considering the current entry regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding the corona pandemic. In case of further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us (see contact above).


The selection will be made by representatives of the Goethe-Institut, the chair of Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Klangkunst editors at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin and the previous artist-in-residence.




Is it possible to postpone the time frame of the residency?

No. The time frame of the residency is scheduled for a stay of 90 days on the period that applicant has been selected by the Radio Art Residency Weimar. Either from 1st April 2022 until 30th of June 2022 or 15th of September until 15th of December 2022.

Is it necessary to participate in the entire three months (90 days) of the residency? 

Yes, the fellowship obligates the artist to be present for the entire three months and not be absent for more than 14 days. 

Do I have to pay for the visa?

No, fellows do not have to pay the costs of the visa themselves.

Is it possible to apply with a collaborative project? 

The fellowship is designed for one artist, a collaborative project means sharing the fellowship money and additional costs for accommodation and travel.