Call for Applications: Goethe at LUX Residency 2018

A residency for artists based in Germany and working with moving image to to be undertaken in London. The residency is offered by the Goethe-Institut London, the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, promoting the study of German abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange worldwide, and LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists’ working with the moving image in London, UK.

The Goethe at LUX Residency programme offers the resident artist a comparably generous stipend and a well-equipped setting for working and living, including the accommodation of partners or family, if desired.

It is jointly run by LUX and the Goethe-Institut London, two well-established cultural institutions with invaluable local and international expertise, providing contacts, addressing individual needs, and creating a bespoke residency experience in London. The programme is financially secured by the Goethe-Institut and LUX, and is organised by dedicated staff from both institutions, who will bring in their cultural expertise and local knowledge

The specific context for this residency will be LUX’s international collection of artists’ moving image works, its location and its networks and working practices. This year’s residency is also organised to coincide with the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, and is organised in collaboration with Highgate Cemetery where Marx’s grave is located close to LUX. Applicants should propose how their work and research will particularly respond to this during the time of the residency.

Over the period of the residency the artist will be supported to research and develop new work with the professional, practical and curatorial support of LUX staff in London and Glasgow. The residency will primarily be based in LUX’s building in Waterlow Park, North London but the artist will have an opportunity to visit and work with LUX Scotland based at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. During the course of the residency LUX and the Goethe-Institut will work with the resident artist to develop a public events programme around their research, both to showcase their work in London and Glasgow and give opportunities for interactions with the public and other artists. The programme may take the form of screenings, talks, workshops and performances both at LUX, the Goethe-Institut and Highgate Cemetery.

What to expect

The residency period will be May to July 2017.

The residency will include the following:

Well-equipped accommodation in a dedicated apartment at the Goethe-Institut London including accommodation for partners or family if required.

A monthly stipend of €1500 (subject to tax and national insurance).

Dedicated desk space at LUX and access to LUX facilities and collection, with professional, practical and curatorial support from LUX and Goethe-Institut London staff.

Access to Highgate Cemetery by negotiation.


The residency is for established artists based in Germany who have a minimum of five years of professional practice, who work with the moving image, and would enjoy participating in events as part of our public programme. They also need to be fluent in English.

Applicants must be able to prove that they have the right to live and work in the UK for a period of three months and would be eligible for an adequate UK visa if their citizenship status requires it. The UK is not part of the Schengen area which means EU visas may not cover a stay in the UK.


We can only accept applications through the online form found here. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: 31st January 2018

Shortlisted artists will be informed by 15th February. Skype-interviews will take place on 27th February. Due to limited resources we are unable to give feedback on applications which are not short listed, if you have not heard by the 15th February you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.



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