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. 4 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.

Residencies 01 – 07 2021
Application period for residencies in the first half of 2021:
5th Aug – 2nd Sep 2020

The open call and the online application form will be available here from 5th August 2020.


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

January - July 2020

  • Deborah Pearson 
  • Kenji Shinohe
  • Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Vienne Chan, Obsessive Possessive Aggression, IDTO
  • Josephine Findeisen 
  • Astrid Kaminski
  • Henri Hütt
  • Radouan Mriziga
  • Lea Letzel
  • Louis Vanhaverbeke
  • Philipp Gehmacher



  • Doppelpass (Daniel Kötter, Sarah Israel, Elisa Limberg) 
  • Jozef Wouters 
  • Viola Luise Barner 
  • Sonja Reischl 
  • Fieldworks
  • Krzysztof Honowski
  • Kai Krösche
  • Deepika Arwind
  • Enrico Ticconi
  • The Agency

Insights into the studios

What are the artists in residence working on? In our online journal we offer insights into the practices of the artists currently working in our artist's center. 

Residency Insights


Fellowship Programme

2020 marks the beginning of a new fellowship cycle. We welcome:

  • Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Tian Rotteveel & Maria F. Scaroni
  • Barbara Raes & Sophie De Somere

More about the fellows and their plans soon.