Metropolis Residencies 2019 – open call (Denmark)

This is a call for 15 artists working with performing arts for an international site-specific residency programme in Copenhagen.

Metropolis Residency is a unique international urban residency programme in Copenhagen aimed at performing artists with an interdisciplinary approach, researching, creating and producing in public space and the public realm.

In 2019, Metropolis organises three residencies of one month. Each residency will have a specific focus and each residency will be for five participants.

2-30 June 2019:
Narrating the City
How can we re-write and re-narrate the city and give place to other voices?

30 June-28 July 2019:
Sensing the City
Exploring and mapping the city with a sensuous approach.

11 August-8 Sept. 2019:
Choreographing the City
Moving in and with the city, relating the human body to the city’s flow and the choreography of the everyday.

Important information: 

Each residency will have 5 participants – 4 international and 1 Danish – but only one artist per company/project can participate.

All participants are expected to spend the entire month in Copenhagen with a full programme.

It is important that you can work independently, but that you are at the same time open to collaborate and share with the other participants.

The residency programme is mainly aimed at artists in the early phases of idea, concept and project development.

A residency does not automatically lead to a presentation of a possible future creation in Metropolis. However, Metropolis will be introduced to your research and work.

The residencies are aimed both at artists already working in public space and at artists interested in exploring their practice in a site-specific context. Both emerging and experienced artists are welcome to apply. A genuine interest for site-specific creation is crucial.


  • The residency programme is free of charge

  • The organisers provide a shared studio space for the group of 5 and necessary materials/equipment

  • The organisers cover your travel to and from Copenhagen

  • The organisers provide accommodation, food, a bike and insurance

  • The organisers guarantee you a minimum bursary

  • The organisers will support any applications by you to secure additional funding

Deadline: 16 December 2018

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