Artists’ Centre
The beating heart of
PACT Zollverein



PACT continuously collaborates with numerous artists in regional and international productions, coproductions and guest performances. Artists from around the world participate in our residency programme.

Residenzen: Cyril Baldy
Jana Mila Lippitz


Running all year round 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 music, closely linking PACT’s core strands of activity in presenting work and facilitating research and development.

Fellows 2020
›Rostvrij‹, © Photo: privat

Fellowship Programme

Through its Fellowship Programme, PACT supports artists who significantly engage with complex social issues and use art to voice and impact on them. Three individual fellowships in 2020 enable teams of artists, activists, philosophers and technology experts, to connect and work in temporary research communities.



Since it was founded PACT Zollverein has, in the framework of the ATELIER series, offered emerging and established choreographers, dancers, performers, fine artists and musicians the possibility to present their work to the general public during a shared evening length exhibition and stage programme.



PACT Zollverein’s working field ›Praxis‹ invites artists, practitioners, teachers and theoreticians working in different disciplines to hold workshops and concentrated practical study periods in PACT’s studios.


Choreographic Dialogues

›Choreographic Dialogues‹ is a two week long residency programme designed to offer performers and choreographers based in North Rhine-Westphalia the opportunity to reflect in-depth on their own practices. Participating artists are given the chance to collaborate during their residency with a national or international visiting dialogue partner of their choice.