The open call is directed to artists, activists, makers, experts, and collectives from the Global South. Leaky Archive defines the Global South not as a geographical concept but as a self-identification for the suffering caused by colonialism and capitalism and the resistance to overcoming or minimizing such suffering. Although most South folks live in the Southern hemisphere, it is a South that also exists in Europe and North America in the form of marginalized and invisibilized peoples (Boaventura de Sousa Santos, 2012). Over three months (April–June 2023), the four fellows will be able to dedicate themselves individually to their projects, engage in exchange, and share their research.

You are invited to apply with a project idea. It can include methodological and/or thematic approaches to collections, archives, databases, or individual subjects in the collections. Applicants are required to work with the database, present a documentation of the research and participate in two online public events.

What is offered:
a grant of 2500 EUR for three months of part-time research (April–June 2023 / 160 hours in total)
research funding for up to 500 EUR
full access to the database of the museum
long-term participation in the international networks of the RJM and the KHM
participation in a model project to democratize the RJM collections
organization of online public events during the fellowship period

Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Cologne
Tel.: +49 221 22131356
Mail: contact(at)

Application deadline: March 2, 2023

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