Goethe-Institut, Documenta Archiv and University of Kassel’s Joint Fellowship Programme

The Goethe-Institut, the Documenta Archiv and the Kunsthochschule Kassel / University of Kassel’s joint fellowship program for international young scientists and researching artists and curators at the Documenta Institute.

Goethe-Institut, Documenta Archiv and the University of Kassel I www.documenta-archiv.de

* Due to the pandemic, there may be postponements.


The Goethe-Institut Fellowship at the Documenta Institute enables to examine diverse interdisciplinary and international references to the Documenta exhibitions in art and contemporary history and gain new insights regarding art production and the networks emerged therefrom.

Artists are invited to conduct their research in relation to Documenta and present their findings in Public events or publications in Kassel and, if possible, in the fellows’ countries of origin.


It aims to contribute to further breaking open a Western European/North American dominated art historical canon and to expand it by new perspectives.


Encourages participation from European countries underrepresented in the art context.

Who is it for?

Individual artists and curators at an international level, preferably from non-European countries.


Kassel, Germany

Duration of stay

6 months

Financing amounts

2.000€ per month for each fellowship.

Complete access to the inventory of the Documenta Archiv.

Source of funding

Goethe Institut

Type of activity

Research Fellowships

Type of sector

Research, Science, Interdisciplinary art practices