KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR is not just a platform, but also an experimental space, which is designed to not only increase the practical added value for artists and creative people both regionally and on a Europe-wide basis, but also to facilitate networking and collaboration beyond just individual events and to draw attention to the Ruhr region as a space offering cultural opportunity in Europe.

The KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR consists of two phases: a three to five month residency programme as well as the digital campus und award.

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The KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR Award has been presented!

The final events of the international residency programme took place on 25 and 26 March 2021.

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The final events of the KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR are just around the corner!

Experience the presentations of the co-productions & the award ceremony via livestream:

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Daria Jelonek takes data.

How to measure a river
KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR co-production "Aquateque" creates a digital and multimedia-based profile of the river Ruhr.

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Unbiased storytelling
"WHY NOT? SUPER SONIC STORYTELLING" creates virtual realities – and blank spaces for new narrations.

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KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR applicants, jury and selection

The first KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR jury meeting took place july 24th 2020.

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Die Jury hat entschieden!

Es wurden vier internationale Koproduktionen ausgewählt. Um welche Projekte handelt es sich?

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Mit dem KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR gründet ecce ein neues Format der interdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit von KünstlerInnen und Kreativen.

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© Studio Above & Below
''Aquateque'' is a project between sound artist and musician Einar Fehrholz (Oberhausen, Germany) and the artist duo Studio Above&Below (London, UK),...
© 3D Artwork Willem Stapel
''Are you FAUX / REAL?'' is a co-production between German fashion designer Samir Duratovic and Tessa de Boer from Dutch creative studio MAISON the...
© open source
''It’s not my responsibility to get famous'' is a dance production about memes and how they spread as replicating ideas in a community. Magdalena Öttl...
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© Alexander Hügel
In an exchange between the Why Not? Kollektiv of which the director and curator Romy Schmidt (Bochum, Germany) is a part and the artist Rojin Sharafi...

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Co-productions can offer artists a wide range of opportunities to further develop their own artistic work, to stimulate new collaborative work processes, as well as set impulses for innovative productions.
With the residencies, KREATIVCAMPUS.RUHR is offering artists or artist collectives (regional/EU) the opportunity to carry out their creative work together at the Ruhr’s creative location for three to five months. The artists receive financial support and are able to not only work as free as possible from economic pressure, but also to establish contacts, gain interdisciplinary knowledge and find new inspiration.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is unfortunately not possible for all the artists to take-up residency on-site. For this reason, the ''remote residency'' was introduced which allows for further funding without a physical presence being necessary.



© Daniel Wilkens
Philipp Steffens is an industrial designer, head of the CAD and VR laboratory at the Folkwang University in Essen and is also involved in KölnDesign,...
© Lex Rütten
Jana Kerima Stolzer is a freelance artist and curator.
  • Jury process

    The first judging took place after the application phase on July 24, 2020. Four co-productions were selected from the submitted applications and received a recommendation for funding from the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia. The second judging will take place following the presentation of the results in spring 2021 and aims to present the best co-productions supported with an award.

    An international expert jury consisting of five people was formed. Care was taken to ensure that the composition of the jury members is as balanced as possible and that European, national and regional artists, creatives and actors from the most diverse areas of art and culture complement each other.

Jury members

© Sebastiaan ter Burg
René van Engelenburg is an experience designer, creative initiator and...
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© Luis Zeno Kuhn
Tobias Staab is working as a freelance director, dramaturge and...
© Anna Ancheva
Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva is a well-known art historian, critic and...
© Tommy Scheer
Her cinematic works range between installations, cinematic staging and...
© Vania Cauzillo
The co-founder and director of Materahub, is, as a cultural manager,...