The Academy has a residency program for contemporary artists, theorists and curators with a focus on non-European countries. These fellows of the Academy, proposed and selected by the academy members themselves, receive the invitation to live and work in Cologne for between 3 and 12 months. The residency program is offered without the obligation to realise a specific project. Project resources can be provided by the Academy however. Networking with the artists and institutions located in Cologne as well as with the independent scene is desired.