RUHR RESIDENCE CAME TO AN END
With its basic understanding of the Ruhr-Area as an experimental domain, laboratory, and place of opportunity and possibility, KunstVereineRuhr – a collaboration of about 17 art associations and Künstlerhäuser from the Ruhr-Area – developed the innovative concept of a multidimensional RuhrResidence based on successfully conducted artist-in-residence programmes.
As part of the now discontinued regional initiative for the Individual Support of Artists and Creatives (IKF) by the Ministry of Culture and Economics, the project took place for the third and last time in 2018.
The RuhrResidence branched into two formats of residence: GO and RETURN
GO was dedicated to local artists: through the form of a travel grant eight artists form the Ruhr-Area were provided the possibility to travel to a country of their choice, relevant to their artistic and professional development.
RETURN brought artists that live and work outside of the Ruhr-Area into the region: during a research period of up to two months they had the possibility to develop concepts and questions regarding new approaches to their artistic work. Following Dortmund, Essen and Bochum, Recklinghausen was host to the last RuhrResidence in 2018.