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. Generally residencies do not exceed 3 weeks, shorter or longer periods can be made available by agreement.  A residency project will not have a public showing. 

More information

PACT Zollverein
Juliane Beck
Bullmannaue 20a
D-45327 Essen

Fon +49 (0)201.289 47 12
Fax +49 (0)201.289 47 01

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

A residency incorporates the following:

  • Studio space (from 69 to 173 sq. m.)
  • Local accommodation (max. 6 people)
  • Weekly grant allowance for all of the residency project participants (max. 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)
  • Professional technical support (by arrangement and subject to availability)
  • Professional advice in: Project funding, project management, press and public relations



Residencies 8 - 12 2019

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.


    Open Call

    Christine Grosche
    Dirk Rose

    Residencies 8 - 12 2018

    • Kearra Gopee
    • Katja Dreyer
    • Julie Pfeiderer
    • DD Dorvillier
    • A.S.S.-Collective
    • Plan B – Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers
    • Shingo Ota
    • Lenio Kaklea
    • Eunjin Choi
    • Arkadi Zaides
    • Amitesh Grover & Arnika Ahldag

    Inside view at the Journal

    Residenzen - Fabio Neis
    Fabio Neis