Residency programmes and setting up a national working group, since 2018

Goethe-Institut e.V.
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Promoting intercultural exchange between cultural professionals and synergies between numerous residency programmes through sustainable networks and cooperation

Target groups:
Artists and cultural professionals; translators; academics

Expected results:
Enabling cultural professionals to pursue projects free from economic pressures and to make and build lasting working relationships; facilitating personal encounters between cultural professionals and in certain cases also public presentations; sharing artistic and academic inspiration in a lasting manner and across borders

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1. Approx. 200 residencies in 70 programmes per year run by the Goethe-Institut and its cultural partners abroad; in 2016-2019 reporting period: number of programmes increased from 52 to 74 and programme expenditure increased by approx. 20%, to almost EU4 million; Goethe-Institut in Salvador de Bahia converted into a residence and opened in 2016; publications, tours and international co-productions arisen as a result of scholarships and as a direct expression of and reference to residencies; scholarship holders' networks expanded.
Providing responsible support for artist residencies often requires psychosocial skills. This element must be incorporated into policy and reflected in subsidy programmes in future.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Supported by federal funding: budget of EU2.6 million (2015); EU2.9 million (2016); EU3.3 million (2017); EU3.8 million (2018); approx. EU4 million (2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
working group of the German international residency programme (ADIR)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: