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Culture Moves Europe: Third Call for Residency Hosts


The second call for residency hosts provides financial support to organisations and artists registered as legal entities working in the sectors of music, literature, architecture, cultural heritage, design and fashion design, visual arts, and performing arts. Legal entities can be non-profit organisations, non-governmental organisations, public bodies, foundations, companies, or self-employed persons, etc.


The residency action supports legal entities that are registered and based in one of the 40 Creative Europe countries. It supports them to welcome up to 5 international artists and cultural professionals for a residency project lasting between 22 and 300 days.

The participants must be at least 18 years old and legal residents of other Creative Europe countries. The grant contributes to the costs of inviting and hosting international artists and cultural professionals.


The residency project should pursue two of the following objectives:

  • To explore: to conduct research, to investigate and work on a specific theme or a new concept.

  • To create: to engage in a collective creative process seeking to produce a new piece of artistic/cultural work.

  • To learn: to enhance the participants’ competences and skills through non-formal learning or collaboration with a specialist.

  • To connect: to develop a professional network, to strengthen the participants’ professional development, to engage with new audiences.

  • To transform: to contribute to societal change in line with the New European Bauhaus values and principles.

You must select one of the following options in your application:

  • short-term residency project: between 22 and 60 days

  • medium-term residency project: between 61 and 120 days

  • long-term residency project: between 121 and 300 days


What the Grant Offers

The residency grant is compiled of two parts:

  • the hosting allowance, which is allocated to the host,

  • daily allowances, travel allowances and top-ups, which are allocated to each participant based on individual travel plans and needs.

The grant calculations are made specifically for each beneficiary, based on their project and participants’ personal situation. The entire residency grant is transferred to the residency host, who is responsible for distributing the corresponding amounts to each participant.

Selection criteria

The application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Does the host provide appropriate premisses and services to participants, e. g. housing, equipment, work environment?

  • Is the selection process of the participating artists and cultural professionals well explained and justified?

  • Does the host provide mentorship and a collaborative environment to the participants?

  • Is the residency project relevant to the applicants’ work and activities, as well as to Culture Moves Europe’s objectives?

  • Does the residency project have long-term impact and benefits?

  • Does the project take sustainability and the environment into consideration?


Timeline and Application Process

Culture Moves Europe’s residency action is opening three calls between October 2022 and January 2025.

  • First call: from 15 March 2022 to 15 June 2023

  • Second call: from 16 October 2023 to 16 January 2024

  • Third call: from 15 March 2024 to 15 April 2024


The application process in Culture Moves Europe’s residency action consists of two phases.

Phase 1: The focus is on the application and selection of residency hosts.

Phase 2: Successful applicants proceed to this phase, during which they select the artists and cultural professionals who participate in their residency projects.


Application Language

All processes of Culture Moves Europe are carried out in English, including application, contract and residency report. However, language skills are not rated in the project evaluation and applicants are welcome to make use of online translation tools.


More details and necessary information can be found HERE. 


How to Apply

Before you apply, please read attentively the call document. There, you will find all necessary supporting information.


As the Goethe-Institut is the institution implementing Culture Moves Europe, applications are processed through the Goethe-Application Portal.


In order to apply please follow these steps:

  • Create an account

  • Register as a “company/enterprise”

  • Select “Culture Moves Europe funding”

  • Select “Call for Residency Hosts”

  • Fill out the form. You can save and edit the form until the final submission

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