Artists’ Centre

Artists’ Centre


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, supporting lively exchange between practice and theory.


HOOD – Fellowship Programme

Since mid 2016, seven independent artists collectively known as HOOD have been working extensively at PACT, examining and rethinking the possibilities of cooperative practises within the framework of a new fellowship programme.


Urban Frictions
Photo ©: Fabio Neis

1/2/8 Research festival

In Spring 2017, PACT launched 1/2/8 a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on the connection between knowledge and actions. The format offers substantial time and space for practices of cooperation between people, objects, space, technology and experimentation.



PACT’S yearly interactive symposium impact brings together artists, practitioners, theoreticians and advanced students in the fields of dance, theatre, performance, visual arts, new media, film, music and architecture for a three day exchange engaging critically with the artistic strategies and working methods of three exceptional guest artists.

Photo ©: Dirk Rose


›Feldstärke‹ is PACT’s interdisciplinary exchange platform for students from leading arts schools and academies in the NRW region specialising in varied fields including the performing arts, photography, film, video, installation and media arts, offering approx. 40 young artists a shared roof under which to present a self-curated exhibition of their own work to the general public.

Urban Space

Photo: © Anna Westphal


›PACT Café‹ is a friendly informal space where local families of all countries of origin can drop by for a hot drink and some good conversation whilst their children between the ages of 4 and 6 can join in playful dance and movement activities.

Photo: © Jana Mila Lippitz


Initiated by PACT in close collaboration with the ›Arbeitskreis Kunst und Soziales‹ (Art and Social Engagement Working Group), the WerkStadt is a new local hub for open and ongoing communal discourse, activities and knowledge transfer.

Open Call: Academie für Performing Arts Producer #2

For the second time, The Alliance of International Production Houses is offering a training programme dedicated to imparting knowledge and skills to producers working in the performing arts in German and international contexts and highlighting the role of independent producers in relationships between artists and production houses.

Further information & online application


MODULE I: 10-13.01.19 Tanzhaus NRW and FFT Düsseldorf

MODULE II: 14-17.03.19 HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin

MODULE III: 2-5.05. 19 HELLERAU European Centre of the Arts Dresden