When: The residencies can last at least 3 to a maximum of 5 month and should take place from November 1st 2020 to March 24th 2021
Since 2011, the european centre for creative economy (ecce), which is based in Dortmund, has been designing
projects which will sustainably accompany and secure the successes of the RUHR.2010 Capital of Culture. Thus, the
focus is on making transformation processes at the interfaces of art and culture visible, as well as on creating and
promoting sustainable and competitive framework conditions for artists, cultural professionals and creative people.
Exchanges of information and experiences in artistic work, as well as impulses from other artistic genres, influence
one’s own work, as well as the approach and the corresponding creative process. Innovative and artistically-valuable
concepts generally emerge when free space is created for them, know-how is concentrated, cultural differences are
perceived as potential and thus synergy effects are made useable. To offer these framework conditions is, besides
creating free space for artistic development, is of value for international visibility and the development of one’s own
Co-productions offer artists the opportunity to exchange information, to inspire and to network.
WHAT IS BEING FUNDED?
New collaborative work processes and innovative productions in a European exchange are to be supported in order
to stimulate the creation of new networks and types of working in global contexts, thus finding and testing new
ways of artistic collaboration. New collaborative work processes and innovative products in a European exchange
are to be supported in order to stimulate the creation of new networks and forms of work in global contexts and
thus to try-out new ways of artistic collaboration.
The up to four residencies, each of which is to be conducted with a minimum of two artists or artist collectives
(regional/EU), is enabled by a monthly scholarship per artist or artist collective, plus production costs and
travel expenses, funded by the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry
of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia).
Co-productions which consist of more than two people cannot receive additional funding.
In addition to the financial support for the co-productions, the residency programme offers, inter alia, a platform for
the presentation of the results before a professionally-relevant audience, as well as the offer of media visibility
beyond just the region. Furthermore, at the end of the realisation period, there is the possibility of winning a prize
for the completed production, awarded by an international jury of experts, of up to 20,000 euros!
WHAT FORM DOES THE FUNDING TAKE?
• Monthly Scholarship of 1,500 euros per artist or artist collective
• Travel Expenses up to 1000 euros for regional artists, and up to 2000 euros for artists from other
• Production Costs up to max. 9000 euros per co-production
• Prize Money of a total value of 20,000 euros at the end of the residencies