24 Artist in Residence programs you cannot miss

In the context of artist in residence in Berlin there are many opportunities to fish in. Thus, to give you a better picture of the context in which Berlin Sessions Residency operates we have prepared  a short overview of current possibilities. Are you searching for an artist in residence program in Berlin? Are you wondering how does it work to apply to one of those programs? Here’s a comprehensive list of the most interesting opportunities in Berlin. The list presented below includes artist in residency websites, participation fees, main disciplines and addresses.


Residencies with grants, scholarships, external supports.


American Academy in Berlin

The American Academy in Berlin is a private, non-profit center for German-American cultural exchange. Its fellowship program promotes advanced research in a variety of disciplines. Each year the Academy welcomes about two dozen fellows. In addition, the Academy hosts a small number of invited distinguished visitors for shorter stays of one to four weeks and organizes a diverse program that includes lectures and presentations. Furthermore, the Academy offers the possibility to enhance its fellows’ networks. Transatlantic ties among participants are strengthen.

Address: Am Sandwerder 17-19,14109, Berlin

Participation Fee: Paid by host (monthly Stipend of $5.000)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: scholars, writers, professionals (NOT artists)

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

BLO Ateliers

This artist in residency program is called “Hier und Jetzt” and it is a program addressing artists in exile currently living in Berlin. The project aims to create a bridge between artists in exile and BLO artists. The program includes 3 artists or art collectives and at the end of the program a final presentation is required. Finally, the program lasts 6 months and includes exhibitions, screening and special projects.

Address: Kaskelstr. 55 10317 Berlin

Participation Fee: grant provided (500€)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: multidisciplinary


 

District Kunst- und Kulturförderung

The artist in residency program aims to create a dialogue among different disciplines (i.e. education, curatorship, investigative and artistic practices). Indeed, their main focus is on artistic practice in urban spaces. Thus, districts can offer several inspiration opportunities for artistic projects. The studio grant offers artists the opportunity for research and experiments. Also, the district can support artists in the development of their project.

Address: Bessemerstrasse 2-14,12103 Berlin

Participation Fee: grant provided (no travel costs coverage)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

FFO artist in residency

The Federal Foreign Office of Berlin in collaboration with galleries of Berlin set up a residency on the roof of the Office building. For a period of three months three residents per year, thanks to a grant, can create art works on this very special location. Artists can be both German or foreign, but their work must be internationally – oriented.

Address: Auswärtiges Amt, D-11013 Berlin

Participation Fee: grant provided

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: visual arts.


 

Institut für Alles Mögliche

The Institut für Alles Mögliche aims to questioning the presentation of contemporary art. They push artists in experimenting and dealing with the concept of art space. Moreover, the Institute runs a non-commercial program and they’re not market oriented. Lastly, focus on the value of artistic practices. Residents can cooperate and experiment their own artistic practice while they visit Berlin. They have spaces in Berlin, Germany and abroad.

Address: Ackerstraße 18, 10115 Berlin

Participation Fee: External funding Support

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artist

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Künstlerhaus Bethanien runs an artist in residency program that gives artists the possibility to develop a project over a fixed period. Emerging artists can take this opportunity to consolidate their position in the Berlin artistic landscape. In addition to the residency they also provide additional services including: curatorial support, workshops, technical infrastructure … The Künstlerhaus also organizes bigger events such as exhibitions. Those events, as well as the regular Open Studio events can provide the opportunity to meet and establish contacts with important actors in the cultural scene (I.e curators, critics …)

Address: Kohlfurter Straße 41-43 10999 Berlin, Entrance: Lichtfabrik”, staircase A/green, 1. Floor

Participation Fee: Artist must apply with a sponsor that offers grants

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artist

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Kunst Stoffe

Kunst Stoffe is interested in values such as the value of waste and the usage of discarded elements into art works. They’re interested in project that involve re – use of material into the artistic practice. Moreover, during the residency artists can attend workshops or seminars. At the end of the program artist can present their work.

Address: Zentralstelle für wiederverwendbare Materialien, 13189 Berlin

Participation Fee: Paid by host (artists pay travel costs)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

PIK – Potsdam Institute for climate impact research

The PIK is part of the biggest project Berliner künstler program – des daam. Artists are invited to attend a residency program. The residency program takes places in Potsdam’s Telegraphenberg campus and artists are integrated inside PIK’s community. Winning applications are selected by a jury every year.

Address: Telegraphenberg A 31,14473 Potsdam

Participation Fee: Limited number of scholarships is offered

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists.

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Stiftung Starke

The artist in residency program of this Foundation has a suggested period of 3 to 12 months. During their stay in the residency, artist can meet numerous national an international museum, galleries, public institutions and relevant cultural actors. One of the aims of Stiftung Starke is also the meeting between emergent artists and art market. At the end of the stay in the residency Artists can exhibit their work, with the support of international curators.

Address: Koenigsallee 30-32,D-14193 Berlin

Participation Fee: not defined (but scholarship opportunity)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artists

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

TANZFABRIK

Tanzfabrik Berlin offers rehearsal space, studio stage and integration of projects into the pre – existing presentation formats. Therefore, at the end of the period there will be a public show with a maximum of 80 spectators. Feedback-formats allow both artists as well as the audience an active and reflective process in dealing with contemporary dance Indeed, the program might vary according to resources available.

Address: Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin

Participation Fee: External funding support

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: dancers, choreographers

Disciplines: dance


 

Transmediale

The residency program aims to creating a space for reflection, feedback and network. They are interested in a dialogue among different disciplines (i.e. art and science). The call for residency searches for research in the transmedia environment. During the 2-months projects and works in different stages of development will be supported. The call for the residency is published always in Autumn and residency period stays from May to July.

Address: Klosterstrasse 68-70,10179, Berlin

Participation Fee: Paid by host including a monthly stipend of 1.300€

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artists, curators, researchers

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Uferstudios

Dancers, dance students and teachers are the focus of this residency program. The program is made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Swedish Arts committee thus it refers to Swedish dancers. Uferstudios is a dynamic environment, Therefore, the residency period might involve not only the artistic practice but also meetings, mounting shows or organizing panel discussions.

Address: Uferstr. 8/23, Badstr. 41°,13357 Berlin

Participation Fee: Paid by host

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: dancers

Disciplines: dance


 

Residencies with fees
(coverable with funding support)


 

AGORA Collective – AFFECT program

AFFECT is a collaborative artist in residency program, conceived as a 7-month long program with seven different modules. Every and each module is led by an international artist who invites participants thus the group collectively explore a topic. At the end of each month a public event will be presented in Berlin.

Address: Mittelweg 50 12053 Berlin – Neukölln

Participation Fee: 300€ (possibility to get funded by sponsors i.e. EU, Universities …)

Accommodation: not provided.

Who can apply: Artists, curators

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Berlin Art Institute (BAI)

BAI is an independent place for artistic and advanced training and research. The BAI provides all participants with a workplace, individual supervision, courses, projects, lectures, workshops, visits, and an interdisciplinary discussion forum (whether beginners or professional). The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE makes use of the large number of national and international artists in Berlin and generates its temporary and regular partners from this pool to make a broad and flexible training offer. The regular events of the BAI with alternating artists, critics, curators etc. enable all participants an exchange with the actors of contemporary art in Berlin during their study stay. The program is conducted in English. In addition to the international Studio Program, the BAI offers a Residency Program for art universities & academies, institutions and foundations, Portfolio Courses, a Spring Academy, a Friends Program and the presentation and exhibition display 404 | BERLIN ART INSTITUTE.

Address: An der Industriebahn 12–16, Building 404,13088 Berlin

Participation Fee: Cost may vary. (i.e. 1 Block 850 € – 12 Blocks: 8.400 €). Possibility to be supported (i.e. foundations, universities, EU …).

Accommodation: not provided

Who can apply: Artist, curators, students, researchers, scholars

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary.


 

Berlin Sessions Residency

Berlin Sessions is a platform conceived to offer curatorial expertise, network building and logistic support in the art sector to artists and cultural professionals interested in gaining an insight into Berlin’s vibrant art scene. According to your requests and needs, Berlin Sessions offers three different personalized programs: Residency program, Study visits, Project management support.

Address: Anton Saefkow Platz 13 10369 Berlin

Participation Fee: Cost may vary. (Artist in residency from 1.000€ )

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artist, curators

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Fusion AIR Berlin

This artist in residency program forecasts a residency period of 1 to 3 months. At the end of the residency artists can decide if they want to produce a show, documentation or presentation. The program focuses on multi – disciplinary works, thus both emerging and established artists working in all artistic fields are welcome to apply.

Address: Gleimstr. 52, 10437 Berlin

Participation Fee: Costs may vary (i.e. 1 month 1.500€ / 3 months 4.000€). A deposit of 500€ is also required

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: visual arts (mainly), multidisciplinary


 

Gallery Martin Mertens

The gallery residency program aims to present young or emergent artists, curators or researchers. With the opportunity to network in a dynamic city such as Berlin artists can enhance their careers and realize their own project. The residency usually longs 2 to 3 months. Artists who attended the residency obtain a group exhibition that stays in the gallery for two weeks. Usually they host 2 to 4 artists per year.

Address: Linienstraße 148,10115 Berlin

Participation Fee: 600€ per month (plus travel costs)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists, curators, researchers

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Glogauair

At GlogauAIR artists from diverse backgrounds can enhance their artistic practice inside a dynamic and international environment. Diverse artistic disciplines converse inside this residency and artists can expand their artistic practice, style, vision. Their calls for residency are opened four times per year. They also organize some related events such as studio visits, exhibitions, workshops and conferences.

Address: Glogauer Str. 16 10999 Berlin – Germany

Participation Fee: Cost may vary: 600€ per month (with accommodation), 550€ (without accommodation

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artist

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Lake Studios

Lake Studios Berlin offers a residency program for contemporary dancers and choreographers. The residency hosts a maximum of 9 guests (both short and long term). During their residency stay artists can go deeper in their artistic practice and experiment with their art. Exchange of personal experience among artist is also important. There is not an outcome at the end of the residency period. Instead, artists can decide if they want to publicly present their work or not.

Address: Scharnweberstrasse 27, 12587 Berlin

Participation Fee: Costs may vary (from 500€ up to 700€)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Dancers, choreographers

Disciplines: Contemporary dance


 

MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM artist in residency program can host up to 3 artists or curators for variable time periods. They are a global platform for time-based art, interested in artistic research into time and temporality. It’s a place for creation, exhibition and exchange, internationally oriented. Each residency results in a public event such as an open studio, workshop, or exhibition. In addition to the residency they also offer a framework for building professional networks and cooperations within Berlin’s thriving art community through curatorial support, studio visits, networking events, and project production.

Address: Mariannenplatz 2, 10997, Berlin

Participation Fee: Costs may vary (i.e. 350-550€ for accommodation, 1000€ curatorial support)

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artists and curators

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

PICTURE BERLIN

PICTURE BERLIN offers two residency programs per year. The Fall Session is a 10 day professional development opportunity for resident artists to be part of the Berlin scene in a concentrated and focused way through one on one portfolio reviews, artist studio visits, talks given by the residents, and multiple tours through the city which highlight the current pulse of the city. The residency program aims to enhance artists’ careers and their internationality.

The Summer Session is a 7 week hybrid residency / art academy program. The structure supports and facilitates the resident to develop their work, meet artists from the larger PICTURE BERLIN community, have one on one portfolio reviews with Berlin based curators in addition to the opportunity to show their work in 2 different exhibitions.
Both Sessions also include a 100+ page Handbook/Resource Guide of the city and the program, artist walks, a Gallery Tour, a Project Space Tour, a coaching session, a Curatorial intensive, German lessons and group work reviews with the PICTURE BERLIN team and current residents.

Participation Fee: Fall session: 1.759€ / Summer session 3.295€ (If accepted the 15€ application fee is deducted from the total participation fee).

Accommodation: not included

Who can apply: Artists

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

Residency for ceramics

The artist in residency program involves artists who focus their work on ceramics. Artist must have a project focusing on clay or ceramics and are selected by a jury of 5 members. At the end of the stay artists can present their work at the additional cost of 380€. Nevertheless, a minimum stay of 6 weeks is required. This residency is an opportunity to experiment and work in a new context, and to approach a new culture.

Address: Ossietzkystr. 13, 13187 Berlin Participation

Fee: 560€ (May to September), 600€ (October to April). Possible Exhibition at the end for 380€

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: Ceramics


 

SOMOS

SomoS offers cultivated, supportive, and stimulating surroundings to international visiting professionals wishing to realize an artistic project in Berlin. The residency is focused on production, experience, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. Participants have free access to all general workshops, artist-talks, screenings, exhibitions and other regular events taking place at SomoS. They will meet regularly with SomoS’ curators to discuss and review their progress towards completing their project; and receive daily on-site practical support. At the end of the residency, SomoS organizes a presentation of residents’ recent work in a suitable public format.

Address: Kottbusser Damm 95, Berlin

Participation Fee: 550-850€ per month

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artists, curators, researchers

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary.


 

ZK/U Zentrum für kunst und urbanistik

ZK/U welcomes artists, scholars and practitioners in their residency program. Applications can be both individuals or groups. The outcomes of their residency stay (both individual and collaborative work) may include projects, symposia and exhibitions according to conceptual frame. Thus, ZK/U will offer fellows optimal working and communication structures. Finally, they also offer various spaces for production, exhibiting, exchange and leisure. During the residency stay residents can attend workshops.

Address: Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin

Participation Fee: from 550€ up to 850€

Accommodation: included

Who can apply: Artists, scholars, practitioners

Disciplines: Multidisciplinary


 

The Drawing Hub

The Drawing Hub residency is a production/experiment space where artists can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. The program aims to facilitate the international exchange and the exchange of ideas through artistic practice in the area of contemporary drawing. The residency is a 2-month program (shorter periods are possible upon request) comprising of: weekly group critiques with the curator, regular artist talks, artist studio visits, final group exhibition and social media promotion. All talks, critiques and activities in the residency programme are conducted in English.

Address: Gerichtstraße 12, 13347 Berlin

Participation Fee: 380€ per month

Accommodation: not included

Who can apply: artists

Disciplines: contemporary drawing, performance, installation or other experimental practice in the area of drawing

Disclaimer: please note that all the information here listed were collected by Berlin Sessions’ team. For further details please visit residencies programs’ websites. 

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