AN INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR RADIO ART
Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship program for artistic practice on the radio. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Radio CORAX offers a three-month residency twice a year in Halle (Saale) for artists from non-German speaking countries.
The residence program was created to provide a field of experimentation for artistic processes. The program encourages artists of various disciplines to explore narrative and technical possibilities of the medium of radio and specifically promotes the exploration of radio as an instrument for communication. The program is addressed to artists who intend to use the medium not only as an exhibition space for their artistic works but as a medium of real time.
The residence in Halle (Saale) is intended to provide both inspiration and artistic orientation for the scholarship holders. The aim of the fellowship is to support the development of independent artistic works, rather than the realization of an already completed work. The scholarship provides curatorial supervision and technical support by Radio CORAX. During the three-month stay, the scholarship holders will get to know the German radio scene, local radio professionals and artists in order to exchange ideas and gain inspiration from the intercultural dialogue.
Radio CORAX is a non-commercial local radio that can be received on the FM frequency 95.9 MHz in the Halle (Saale) area and via live stream 24 hours a day. As a community-based radio, CORAX operates with an emancipatory claim of social equality and individual freedom. The aim is to give all people access to radio in this sense. With about 100 regular transmissions and 300 radio makers, Radio CORAX is the largest non-profit radio in Eastern Germany. Radio CORAX has long experience in hosting conferences, festivals and workshops. The radio is an active contributor to national and international community media networks. After hosting the international radio festival Radio Revolten in 2006 and 2016 and being engaged in the radio art network Radia since 2006, with the Radio Art Residency Radio CORAX intends to create a continuous space for radio art.
The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. Within the framework of its film, TV and radio division, the Goethe-Institut provides information about the German media landscape. It initiates networking, provides exchanges and facilitates projects between German and international media professionals. The Radio Art Residency is the first of its kind within the network of the Goethe-Institut. It provides the grantees with possibilities to benefit from the multi-facetted cultural activities of the Goethe-Institut.