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 such as dramaturgy, technical assistance, project management as well as press and publicity.

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. 

A residency incorporates the following:

  • Studio space (from 69 to 173 sq. m.)
  • Local accommodation (max. 5 people)
  • Period of min. 2 weeks
  • Weekly grant allowance for all of the residency project participants (max. 5 people)
  • Travel costs covering one journey only per participant to and from PACT Zollverein (max. 5 people)*
  • Technical equipment (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Professional technical support (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Professional advice in: Project funding, project management, press and public relations

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

August - December 2020

Online application
until Dec 19th 2019

Open Call (PDF)

We only accept residency applications in English submitted via our online residency application process. All complete applications received by this date will be considered and you will be informed of the panel’s decision by e-mail.

August - December 2019

  • Flora Détraz 
  • Marco Donnarumma 
  • Lea Letzel 
  • Peter Reischl
  • Marie-Lena Kaiser 
  • Cyril Baldy
  • Saghar Hosseinpour Santi
  • Juli Reinartz
  • Frances Chiaverini 





  • Marcela Levi 
  • Elisa Jule Braun and Moritz Stumm
  • Tim Behren 
  • Lili M. Rampre  
  • Ola Maciejewska 
  • Anna Massoni 
  • Arkadi Zaides 
  • Luisa Marinho Saraiva 
  • Nora Chipaumire 

Inside view at the Journal

    More information

    PACT Zollverein
    Juliane Beck
    Bullmannaue 20a
    D-45327 Essen

    Fon +49 (0)201.289 47 12

    Supported by the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

    Christine Grosche
    Dirk Rose