PACT Zollverein Artist Residency, Germany

Deadline: 10 December 2012
Open to: professional artists working in dance, performance, media arts or sound art.
Fellowship: work space, local accommodation, living expenses and travel costs.


PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany) has been supporting residencies for the development of artistic projects and productions since 2002. The Residency Programme is open to professional artists from home and abroad who work in the areas of dance, performance, media arts or sound art. The recipients are offered a work space and local accommodation, and according to individual need, they can take advantage of various kinds of production support, such as dramaturgy, technical assistance, project management as well as press and publicity.

Thanks to the support of the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture and Sports of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, residency recipients are able to receive a grant to cover their living expenses and travel costs.

Residences are awarded twice a year by an international jury.


  • Studio space (from 63 to 173 sq.m.)
  • Local accommodation (maximum 6 people)
  • Weekly grant allowance for all of the residency project participants (maximum group of 6 people)
  • Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein (subject to prior agreement)
  • Technical equipment (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Stage rehearsals with professional technical supervision and support (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Professional advice in: project funding, project management, press and public relations

A residency project will not necessarily have a public showing.

More information about PACT Zollverein: Since it was founded in 2002, PACT Zollverein has clearly positioned itself as an initiator, catalyst and venue for seminal developments in the fields of dance, performance, theatre, media and fine arts.

Situated in the heart of the Ruhr District, the house boasts a nationwide unique working structure which consolidates three key areas of activity addressing regional, national and international social and cultural interests which all contribute to the standing and apprecia-tion of dance and performance as independent art forms: In its residency programme, which is open to artists from around the world, PACT operates as an artists’ centre offering space for concentrated working processes. Under the rubric platform, it initiates exchanges between artists, academics and students from diverse disciplines and promotes critical dialogue and reflection on artistic methodologies and findings. Its third main focus is on presenting an innovative and high calibre stage programme featuring premieres, co-productions and guest performances.

Rather than seeking immediate results, PACT’s work is primarily laid out to make lasting provisions for a plurality of different possible models. It is characteristic of PACT’s concept that all three of its areas of activity are closely linked and mutually enriching. Under the roof of the former pithead bath at the Zollverein colliery, PACT has created a space for lively encounters and exchange between actions, experience and theoretical discourse which supports and forges long term co-operative practices and partnerships.


Residency applications are only accepted via the online residency application process HEREThe application deadline for the residency period mid-August to December 2013 is Monday 10 December 2012.


  • a short motivation statement
  • a project description
  • a short summary of your project description (max. 1000 characters)
  • curriculum vitae for everyone involved in the project
  • links (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube) to video examples of your own work

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the organizers by e-mail:

You can also write the organization at:

PACT Zollverein
Katharina Charpey
Bullmannaue 20a
D-45327 Essen
Phone +49 (0)201.289 47 12
Fax +49 (0)201.289 47 01

The original call for applications is AVAILABLE HERE.

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