View of a study with tables on the left and a drum kit on the right

Time and space for ideas

As the City of Munich’s artist-in-residence program we offer artists, curators, and scientists from all over the world space, time, and financial support – so they have a place to stay, work, make presentations, reflect, and participate in discussions.


from the fields of art, culture, and the sciences


Villa Waldberta,

Length of stay

Three months on the average


1,200 € per month


“The book of sand” – Alina Sokulska

7 of December 2023

7 p.m.


Ebenböckstraße 11

81241 München

Free entry

More info here



Voices from Ukraine

9 of December 2023

7 p.m.


Ebenböckstraße 11

81241 München

Free entry

More info here

Open Studio Villa Waldberta

Opening:  14.12.2023, 18:00 Uhr
Ausstellung: 14.12.–17.12.2023, Palmenhaus
Friday – Sunday, 14:00–18:00 Uhr

 16.12.2023, 18:00 Uhr
Lecture with Mojca Kumerdej and Barbara Korun
Moderation: Martin Rohmer

Butoh-Performance mit Stefan Maria Marb

Villa Waldberta

Free entry

More info here



Two residences,
one entity

Villa Waldberta, built in 1901/1902, on a summer's day

Villa Waldberta

6 apartments
2 studios
A park

To the gallery

A rural setting

Lake Starnberg

45 minutes from Munich
S-Bahn (commuter train) station: Feldafing

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The Ebenböckhaus, which was converted into a late classicist palace in 1918, on a summer's day


Apportioned apartment
For up to 3 artists
An event space
A park
Other institutions are in the building

To the gallery

An urban setting

Munich / Pasing quarter

S-Bahn (commuter train) station: Pasing


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“Brought a 400 pages monster. All the eyes were needed to make a novel out of it. Villa Waldberta gave me the amazing privilege of time and quiet to work on it, I hope, one day I can give something back.”

(Manuel Jorge Marmelo, Portugal)

Time for

Exhibition in the large hall of the Palm House in the garden of Villa Waldberta
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We offer the time and space for open-ended, creative processes. These are more important to us than a perfect final product.

Space for

We create encounters, exchanges, and networks in the Munich scene as well as in the “Five Lakes Region” with different event formats.

„It was a great stay in Munich, filled with warm memories, good conversations and interesting encounters.“

(Jakob Kukula, Germany)


We have partnerships with cultural institutions and artists in Munich. You can find out how you can become a partner in the residence program here.

Our partnerships

„… what a productive and introspective time I have had while here. I was able to work on my book of short stories. I enjoyed the peace and quiet and didn’t miss either sights or lights!“

(Kirtana Kumar, India)


Dr. Martin Rohmer


„Creative, inspiring people from all over the world come to stay at our residences. It’s a privilege to get to know them and be able to work with them.“

Marie-Amélie Bauer

Administration and organization

„A place of intercultural encounters and artistic exchange. Our guests are people from all across the globe. A huge reward!“


Arssamen Djawanbakht

Administration and organization

„One residency program, two residences, five staff members, a thousand exciting encounters!”


Daniela Big


„The personal interaction with the artists holds a special place in my heart – cooking and eating meals together and being able to show my Romanian hospitality …“

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Florin Big


“I assist the artists in their everyday life, and I help that beautiful things can be created.”


Applying for
a residency / grant

It is possible to apply for a residency as a guest artist through our open calls for applications, or by being suggested for the program by one of our Munich cooperation partners.

View through a door of the Ebenböckhaus into the garden


With information on the guests and events (published 1 – 2 times per month)