Artist in Residence Program

The Culture Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main has conducted an Artist in Residence Program since the year 1990 together with international partner cities. To date, around 100 artists from Frankfurt have enjoyed the opportunity of a cultural interchange and just as many artists from abroad have taken part in the program here. The project is designed to promote the artistic interchange between culturally oriented and active cities and is based on the principle of reciprocity.

In concrete terms this means that Frankfurt based artists have the opportunity to live and work in a studio in a partner city for three month. The counter program foresees that foreign artists are offered the opportunity to live and work under equivalent conditions in Frankfurt. To apply for a residency foreign artists have to get in contact with the respective exchange-program in Antwerp, Helsinki, Seoul or Strasbourg.

The Artist in Residence Program is not to be regarded purely as material award, but as possibility for gathering and artistically developing new impressions and experiences. The visit should serve to establish new contacts that could be beneficial for creative achievements of the future. In this way the program’s goal is to form an international artistic network between participating artists and venues.


For further information please contact:
Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main
Referat Bildende Kunst
Artist in Residence-Programm
Dr. Jessica Beebone
Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, Referat Bildende Kunst
Brückenstr. 3 – 7
60594 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. ++49 (0) 69 / 212 – 740 68

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