In 2022, Urbane Künste Ruhr, under the artistic direction of Britta Peters, is inviting a total of 15 international artists to live and work in the Ruhr region for the fourth time. The loose, thematic bracket for the residency programme in 2022 is called "Future".
Since 2018, Urbane Künste Ruhr has initiated the residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr for international artists in the Ruhr region under the artistic direction of Britta Peters together with various cooperation partners based in the region. The three- or twelve-month residencies are initially awarded independently of concrete project proposals and enable the artists to get to know the region, to incorporate these experiences into their existing work or to develop new ideas from them. The candidates for the decentralised residency programme are selected through a proposal process or, in exceptional cases, through an open call for proposals.
In 2022, the cooperation with the KunstVereineRuhr, an association of various art associations and artists' houses, which has existed since the beginning of the programme, will be continued. The Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum and the Halfmannshof in Gelsenkirchen will also open their doors again for two artists each who want to use the specific content-related or digital research possibilities for their work on site. New additions are the collaborations with the Makroscope - Centre for Art and Technology in Mülheim an der Ruhr and with the Kunstmuseum Bochum.