Goethe-Institut x Somerset House Studios Residency



Somerset House Studios continue its annual collaboration with Goethe-Institut London on an international residency programme to support a Germany-based female or non-binary artist working with music and sound, this year in partnership with CTM, Berlin’s festival for adventurous music and art.

From February 2024, vocalist, performer, and DJ Dis Fig (Felicia Chen) joins the community for a three-month residency, with a focus on developing new processes of production and performance which will delve more into improvisation. Dis Fig’s practice explores cinematic sonic expressions with weighty emotional intensity.  

This residency supports the presentation of a new work commissioned by Somerset House Studios in collaboration with Goethe-Institut London and CTM Festival in Assembly, Somerset House Studios’ experimental sound, music and performance series which returns for its fourth edition in March 2024.

Returning for its fourth edition, Assembly continues its focus on producing original live works developed in residence and through partnerships. March’s multi-day programme will feature a series of new commissions, putting sound and music in dialogue with a variety of disciplines.  

Following its premiere at Assembly, this new work by Dis Fig will travel to CTM Festival in 2025.


  • Dedicated solo studio at Somerset House  
  • Return travel from Germany and travel card while in London 
  • Accommodation at Goethe-Institut London  
  • Certificate of Sponsorship and residency per-diems 
  • Artist fee, production budget and producer support to develop a new work for Assembly  
  • Access to in-house facilities including recording studio, rehearsal space, meeting rooms, project spaces, workshops, library, and auditorium 
  • Access to in-house programmes including socials, artist development opportunities and public programme events 
  • Artist profile page on the Somerset House website 
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