Goethe at LUX Residency (London, United Kingdom)

The Goethe at LUX Residency is for artists based in Germany who work with the moving image to undertake a 3-month residency at LUX 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.

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.

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.

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.

Deadline: 31 January 2018

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