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Goethe @ LUX Residency offers a three-month residency for artists based in Germany and working with moving image.

The residency provides the opportunity to research and develop new work in London. The residency comprises a comparably generous stipend as well as a well-equipped setting for working and living, including the accommodation of partners or family, if desired. Furthermore the resident will have the opportunity to draw from the contacts, cultural expertise and local knowledge of two well-established cultural institutions in London.

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. This will give opportunity to both to showcase their work in London and Glasgow and to interact 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 a final exhibition of work or work-in-progress at LUX.

The key theme for the 2019 residency is ecologies and the increasingly fraught relationship between the natural world and human ‘civilization’. This thematic focus is inspired by the work of English metaphysical poet, Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) and and the lines from his poem The Garden , ‘annihilating all that’s made / To a green thought in a green shade’. An early proponent of ‘ecological’ thinking, he lived in a house in what has become LUX’s home in Waterlow Park in North London. It is also hoped that the artist will engage with this unique park location and local residents living in and around it.


The residency 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.

The residency period will be May to July 2019.

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
  • 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
  • A monthly stipend of €1500 (subject to tax and national insurance)
  • A return trip Germany – UK
  • Local travel support


For the 2019 applications, we ask that the artist responds to the context and key theme of the residency within their project proposal.

To apply please complete the online form in English and submit. We can only accept applications through this online form, if you have any questions please email [email protected] 

Deadline for Applications: Friday 11 January 2019

Shortlisted artists will be informed by Friday 25 January 2019; Skype-interviews will take place week of week starting 28 January 2019. Due to limited resources we are unable to give feedback on applications which are not short listed.

The residency is jointly run by the Goethe-Institut London, the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, and LUX, the UK agency for the support and promotion of artists’ working with the moving image in London, UK.