Who: artists from non-German speaking countries

Section: Media

Duration: three month

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2021

The Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship programme for artistic practice on the radio. The residency is a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Thuringia’s Landesmedienanstalt, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin and ACC Galerie Weimar. 

The programme offers a three-month residency twice a year in Weimar for artists from non-German speaking countries.

The aim of the fellowship is to promote independent and open-ended artistic work and to support the realisation of new artworks. The programme encourages artists from various disciplines to deal with the narrative, technical and artistic potentials of the radio medium, and specifically promotes exploration of radio as an instrument of communication and possibly even the questioning of what can be constituted as language by the radio. From the use of the radio as an exhibition space for artworks to real-time medium, the residency offers a wide range of creative options for artistic practice. 

During their three-month stay, fellows are invited to explore the boundaries of sound and radio art and to transcend them in interdisciplinary constellations, to be inspired by intercultural dialogue with artists, scholars and students at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the University of Music Franz Liszt as well as by the culture and classics city of Weimar. In addition, they have the opportunity to have a closer look at and to network with contemporary art in Germany and in particular international sound and radio art. 

The fellowship is curatorially supervised and technically supported by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.


The programme is for artists working in the field of acoustic and time-based arts (radio, performance and sound artists). Applications are open to artists from non-German speaking countries without residence in Germany.Although experience in radio production is not necessarily required, an interest in engaging with the medium and using the radio for your own work is expected.


The first Radio Art Residency Weimar will take place from 1 April to 30 June 2021.


  • Financing of arrival and departure expenses
  • Provision of accommodation in Weimar for 3 months
  • A monthly fellowship of 2,300 euros (includes material and production costs as well as costs for local transport and travelling)
  • A broadcast in the Klangkunst programme of Deutschlandfunk Kultur
  • Curatorial supervision and technical support by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Provision of airtime by bauhaus.fm (Radio Lotte)

Further opportunities:

  • Work and present for a month in the exhibition space of the EIGENHEIM Weimar
  • A workshop with students from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • An artist talk at ACC Galerie Weimar
  • An artist talk as part of the radio talks series of Experimental Radio and concerts in the Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music (SeaM)
  • Networking with relevant artists and institutions via the network of Experimental Radio and the Goethe-Institut
  • If possible, a German language course at a Goethe-Institut in the country of residence


Is it possible to postpone the time frame of the residency?
The time frame of the residency is scheduled for a stay of 90 days, from 1 April to 30 June 2021.

Is it necessary to participate in the entire three months (90 days) of the residency?
Yes, the fellowship obligates the artist to be present for the entire three months and not be absent for more than 14 days. 

Do I have to pay for the visa?
No, fellows do not have to organise and pay the costs of the visa themselves. The Goethe-Institut supports fellows in obtaining a visa.

Is it possible to apply with a collaborative project?
The fellowship is designed for one artist, a collaborative project means sharing the fellowship money and additional costs for accommodation and travel.

Is the residency suitable for artists with families?
The artist’s residence is somewhat family-friendly as the accommodation offered is a two-room flat. You will have to pay any additional costs for the family.


Applications must be in English and contain the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae with full contact details, educational background and an overview of your artistic career to date (residencies, other fellowships), 2 pages maximum.
  • Letter of motivation: Please describe your motivation for participating in the residency programme in a maximum of 2 pages. Please also describe the project you would like to work on during your stay and describe your approach to the medium.
  • Portfolio: Please send us a brief portfolio that provides insights into your previous artistic work.

Please submit your application as a single PDF document. Audio files may be sent via email or uploaded to relevant digital platforms.


Please send your application by 31 January 2021, 11:59 pm CET to:
Subject: Radio Art Residency

Please be aware that a positive feedback to an applicant can only be issued considering the current entry regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding the corona pandemic. In case of further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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The selection will be made by representatives of the Goethe-Institut, the chair of Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, the Klangkunst editors at Deutschlandfunk Kultur and EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. In the sectors of film, television and radio, it promotes networking, initiating the exchange of content and artistic dialogue between German and international experts. The Radio Art Residency is unique within the network of the Goethe-Institut. It offers fellows the opportunity to benefit from the multi-faceted cultural activities of the Goethe-Institut.
Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is unique in Europe as a training and production facility for the artistic medium of radio. It sees itself as a production site for innovative, radiophonic formats and creative interdisciplinary and international models that take the artistic and technical changes of our time into account.
Its training encompasses all areas of the radio medium, from journalism and radio art to radio installation, live radio plays and other forms of radio action. Special attention is paid to interactive projects made possible by internet radio, streaming, podcasts and mobile devices. Its own broadcasting and production studio and the direct connection of Experimental Radio to the weekly broadcasting at bauhaus.fm enables new, unconventional stimuli to be brought to the public and even made available worldwide via the website and streaming. The international network, which has been expanded through the artistic research project Radiophonic Spaces, offers exchange and diverse opportunities for cooperation with the radio art scene as well as with public and independent radio stations at home and abroad.
The Radio Art Residency Weimar is a project by Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Faculty of Art and Design, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. The programme is supported by the International Cooperation Fund of the International Relations Department at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, the Studio for Electro-Acoustic Music Weimar, ACC Galerie Weimar and EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin.

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