Open Call for Scholarships

Urbane Künste Ruhr, in cooperation with the Stiftung Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum, invites two artists interested in working with archives to a three-month residency.

The residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr, launched in 2018 under the artistic direction of Britta Peters, is conceived as a sustainable network project and is implemented together with several cooperation partners in the Ruhr area. International artists are given the opportunity to work in the Ruhr for three or twelve months and to get to know the region.

The Stiftung Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets, founded in 1998, promotes research into the history and present of the Ruhr and provides extensive book and journal collections as well as numerous archival materials for this purpose. In the foundation's building - the Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets (House of Ruhr History) - the Ruhr library and the archive in the Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets are open to all interested parties. Through close cooperation with the Institute for Social Movements at the Ruhr University Bochum, students and scholars from various disciplines as well as mining experts and others interested in the holdings benefit regionally and nationally.

Residence period: October — December 2022
Application period: 28.2. — 18.4.22

You can find the application documents here.

Open Call: Participants wanted for film project!


For a film project by artist Melanie Manchot for the Ruhr Ding: Schlaf in 2023, we are looking for contact with people who are typical night workers.

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