Residencies for dance artists from January til july 2024

The next deadline was on September 17th, 2023

Here you find relevant information about the residency program:

The program supports the artistic work and development of professional dance and performance artists in Cologne by providing a fully subsidized rehearsal space, as well as opportunities for exchange formats to connect with other artists and build an audience.

A residence can be used for the following purposes:

  • Rehearsals for a new production
  • Rehearsals for festivals or other invitations
  • Research & development of own artistic practice

Open to projects from the fields of:

  • Dance & Choreography
  • Interdisciplinarity & performance with a core connection to dance
  • Dance education and cultural education with a focus on dance


  • Fully subsidized use of the dance studio 0.10 for 2 – 3 weeks
  • Possiblity for a self-organized presentation
  • Possibility for a dialogue with other artists about the development and perspective of the work
  • Possibility to participate in exchange formats of the house

Time Periods

Block 1       01.-21.01.2024
Block 2     22.01. – 11.02.2024 with Dancing Donnerstag on 25.01.
Block 3     12.02. – 3.03.2024 with Dancing Donnerstag on 22.02. and TANZRESIDENZ Showing on 29.02.
Block 4     4.03. – 17.03.2024 with TANZRESIDENZ Showing on 17.03.
Block 5    13. – 26.05.2024 with Dancing Donnerstag on 26.05.
Block 6     17.06. – 30.06.2024 with Dancing Donnerstag on 27.06. and TANZRESIDENZ Showing on the 30.06.
Block 7      01.-21.07.2024

Tanzatelier 0.10

  • 75m2 sprung floor
  • activbox for sound
  • White walls/black dance floor
  • Possibility to darken the room
  • No rig
  • No technical support

Our exchange formats

The TANZRESIDENZ connects with other formats at the house, including the curated exhibition series at Q18, the Museumsnacht, and Dancing Donnerstag.

Studio Showing

A showing as part of the Q18 exhibition to share the outcome of the residency with the public.

Dancing Donnerstag

Last Thursday of the month, an hour to share your practice with everyone interested, to move together and to connect with the scene. It is possible to have a showing afterwards.

Selection process

The criteria for selection are the artistic vision, the intention for the residency, the possibilities to develop a connection with the house, the viability of the project in our space and the thorough application.

An important factor in the decision is to create a balanced program that encompasses a variety of themes and intentions, as well as supporting artists at different stages of their careers. It is also essential for us to promote sustainability in artistic biographies, therefore we need to understand how the project relates to this. Moreover, we are interested in what you would like to do concretely during the residency, for example if the idea consists of several phases and you want to realize only one of them in Quartier am Hafen.

We prioritize artists and groups who are based in Cologne.

The selection for the next season will be made by Enis Turan and Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte. The decision will be communicated at the end of September.


TANZRESIDENZ does not provide technical support.
The program does not cover travel, accommodation, or production costs.


Quartier am Hafen
Atelier 0.10
Poller Kirchweg 78-90
51105 Cologne

Contact person
Silvia Ehnis Perez Duarte
Email: tanzresidez(at)qah.koeln

Foto Credits
(1) Hippana, 2021 © Alessandro de Matteis
(2) Artmann&Duvoisin 2021 © Silvia Ehnis

The online application is closed.