Your Visit



Herwarthstraße 3
50672 Köln

Opening hours of the exhibition:
Fri–Sun, 2:00-7:00 pm

Train stop Christophstraße/ Mediapark: No. 12 or 15
Train stop Friesenplatz: No. 3, 4, 5, 12 or 15

The room is barrier-reduced.


Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln

Train stop Hansaring: S 6 , S 11 , S 12 or S 13
Train stop Christophstraße/ Mediapark: No. 12 or 15

The room is barrier-reduced.

Guided Visits

Thank you for your interest in visiting the exhibitions at Academyspace with a group!

Would you like to learn more about the current exhibition and are you interested in the background to the artistic positions and works? We are happy to offer you a guided exhibition tour in German or English. Visitor groups can also be guided through the exhibition on their own.

We kindly ask you to register your group visit by email. Please allow seven working days for processing. We will be happy to answer any questions, provide advice and make bookings at info(@)


We look forward to your visit and would like to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible. Compliance with the general hygiene rules and the wearing of a medical mouth-nose protection is therefore mandatory. You do not need a test, vaccination or convalescence certificate.

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Participatory Residency Program

ADKDW Residency
Participatory Residency Program
5-month scholarship in Cologne to create a participatory program

First time period: February 2023 – June 2023
Second time period: February 2024 – June 2024
Scholarship salary: 2,000 EUR per month
Project budget: 1,500 EUR per month
Application deadline: September 12, 2022
Selection interviews: November 2022
Please note: It is not possible to apply for both time periods. Therefore, please choose only one. Unfortunately, we can not consider applications for both time periods.

General Information
The ADKDW Residency aims to bring international thinkers and creatives to Cologne to join forces with local actors and make visible the potential of an intercultural urban society. Within this framework, the Participatory Residency Program is specifically aimed at institutionally and socially marginalized individuals and communities. The program will be realized by the scholarship holders, in close collaboration with the ADKDW and its partner Jugendwerkstatt Chorweiler (JWC). Therefore, the focus of the 2023 and 2024 fellowship will be on working with young participants. Over a period of five months, the scholarship holders will create a participatory program aimed at the youths of the JWC.

Who can apply?
Invited to apply are artists and activists whose work focuses on participatory formats with young adults. The program is specifically meant to cover any kind of disciplines and understands research, network and community work as important elements of artistic, cultural and/or activist work.

We want to appeal to individuals and collectives who position themselves as black people or people of color (BI*PoC), as well as people with migration backgrounds. We want to particularly encourage intersectionally marginalized individuals to apply, for instance people who locate themselves within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Inter- and Asexual) or those who have experienced exclusion due to their social background.

The common language of the young adults at JWC is German and we therefore want to point out that it is important to be able to communicate well in German in order to work with the participants.

The scholarship is not solely aimed at individuals and we also welcome applications from collectives. However, the budget for collectives is the same as the figures mentioned above. If you are a collective and unsure about how we could arrange a residency, please feel free to get in touch using the contact details below.

What we offer
The ADKDW and JWC will provide premises for working and for events. Additionally, the ADKDW will provide an apartment for the scholarship holders for the duration of the program.

We will provide office equipment and work materials, as well as basic equipment for events. The JWC has available large workshop rooms, including equipment that can also be used. In addition, we provide a project budget of max. 1,500 EUR per month. Travel expenses can be accounted for separately upon consultation.

It is important to us to provide a space for independent research and creative work. Fellows will be able to draw on a strong local network. We will happily establish contact with local communities in Cologne to make the process of arriving, getting to know people and networking in general easier for the fellows.

What we expect
The Participatory Residency Program is looking for artists and activists who engage with intersectional and anticolonial, decolonial and postcolonial critiques of power. The applicants work should be located in the field of artistic projects that deal with critiques of power and participation in a contemporary cultural setting. Due to the collaboration of ADKDW and JWC, the 2023/2024 program lays its focus on working with young adults.

The fellows are asked to organize a series of participatory activities as well as to plan and implement events together with the young participants. These activities and events should be explicitly developed together with the young adults, the target group should not be seen as mere recipients of the program. Experience in working with young participants and previous projects in this field are preferable.

Project Guidelines
- Planning and development of participatory activities in consultation with the two partner institutions
- Development of activities that are explicitly oriented on the needs of the young participants and aligned with the objectives of the ADKDW and JWC
- Organization and implementation of these participatory activities with the support of the two partner institutions
- Creating a work atmosphere that is aware of power dynamics and actively seeks to reduce or compensate for them
- The scholarship holders can dispose of the budget in consultation with the ADKDW team. The ADKDW team will support the scholarship holders in managing the budget
- Collaborating with the communications departments in order to create content for the partner institutions’ website and social media
- Collaborating with the ADKDW team to compile a final report
- Participating in meetings with the partner institutions

How to apply
- Applications can be submitted in writing (PDF document) or as an audio file to Nora Wiedenhöft (she/they): residency(@)
- The application should include a description of your project (motives and approach) (Text: PDF document, max. 3 pages, font size 11, 1,5 line spacing ; Audio: max. 9 minutes).
- If available, feel free to attach additional documents from your relevant projects, max. 5 pages
- In addition to the description of your project, the following information must be provided: Name, place of residence, date of birth, contact details (email address) and (if available) online presence (website, Instagram...)
- Please send all application papers in one single PDF document. Feel free to add a table of content as cover sheet for better overview.

Advice for the description of your project
- What does participation mean to you?
- What are your experiences in working with young adults?
- What could your participatory activities look like in concrete terms?
- How do you position yourself and your work in relation to the objectives of the residency and partner institutions?
- Describe your own working methods: What are the means and the preferred modes of expression of your work?
- In what way would you like to be supported by the partner institutions? What is important to you in that regard?
- How do you envision the timeline of the fellowship?

These questions are merely a guideline to support you with your application and do not necessarily need to be answered.

Application Deadline: September 12, 2022
Selection Committee: JWC and ADKDW
Personal Interviews: November 2022
Final Decision: November 2022
Start of First Residency: February 2023
Start of Second Residency: February 2024

Applicants can contact Nora Wiedenhöft (Head of the Participatory Residency Program) with their questions: residency(@)



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We will be happy to send you press information about our program as well as event and exhibition pictures upon request. For further enquiries such as interview appointments or more detailed informations please please feel free to contact us at any time.

Head of Communications
+49 (0) 221 337748-25

Project Manager Communication
+49 (0)221 337748-26

Student Assistant Communications
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