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


No events at the moment


Two residences,
one entity

Testbild Villa Waldberta

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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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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„I came solitary and am returning with a new entity, the novel …“

(Geetanjali Shree, India)

Time for

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.

„The three months we spent together were magical. A lot of fun comes along with a lot of work, because artists love to do what they do.“

(Manoel Madeira, Brazil)


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

„The cooperation makes not only an exchange possible between the international guests and the local elements in Munich and diverse audiences, but it also makes it possible for them to use both institutions’ infrastructures.“

(Maurin Dietrich, director, Kunstverein München)


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.


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