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“Sometimes I wish I could just be on a desert island and develop my art.” “A short break from everyday life offers the opportunity for an incomparable focus.”

Photo © Rebecca Lena

“Sometimes I wish I could just be on a deserted island and develop my art” … on the North Sea island Baltrum, a group of around 40 people can have experiences every November that are normally only dreamed of.

In a two-week residency, young artists from 6 or more countries bring together various art forms from the fields of music, dance, media and theatre to work on a certain theme. They develop small productions in transnational small groups: A short film, a small performance, an installation, a music clip … they are accompanied by professional artistic coaches and the RRCGN team.

The BK-Heim on Baltrum is a self-catering house: we live, work, cook, eat and wash dishes together here. On the edge of a nature reserve on a car-free, in November also almost deserted island with large, stormy sandy beaches. What is created here is often special … after two weeks on the island, we pack the results into our suitcases, travel back to Cologne with them and present them to the public.


News to the Baltrum Projects

Statements from Participants


All previous RRCGN-Baltrum projects have been funded by the EU programme ERASMUS+ Youth, some additionally by the City of Cologne, the Child and Youth Promotion Plan of the State of NRW, the 2018 project additionally by the Innovation Fund of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.