SomoS Art House Berlin offers three types of Residency Programs for Artists, Curators, and Researchers

Artist in Residence Program (rolling applications, minimum three month duration)

Curatorial Residency (rolling applications, minimum three month duration)

Visiting Researcher Program (rolling applications, minimum one month duration)

Residents will be provided with accommodation in furnished studios with access to shared areas of SomoS such as a large fully-equipped kitchen, a big social living space and salon (suitable for screenings or meetings) and office facilities.

Christopher Sperandio by Zack X Soltes
Gallery Walk - 4th Global Diplomacy Lab © Bea Rodrigues/TRBM; Troublemakers Photography
School for Creative Activism: Trans Activism Seminar
Gallery Walk - 4th Global Diplomacy Lab © Bea Rodrigues/TRBM; Troublemakers Photography
SomoS Salon/Kitchen Area
Made in SomoS: Ari Versluis/Exactitudes
curatorial internship berlin
Donato Del Giudice at work
SomoS Salon/Kitchen Area
Ka Fai Choy at SomoS
MIscha Tangian
Made in SomoS: Andre Wakko
School for Creative Activism: Trans Activism Seminar
The Five Senses Installation View - Photo: Pauline Alioua

Generally, selected artists work towards some kind of public presentation of their work during their stay, either as a solo show, or as part of a thematic group show developed by SomoS’ curators. To cooperate with SomoS on other shapes of public engagement, such as workshop, reading, artist talk, or publication are options as well. And some artists may simply want to come and concentrate on their work, embedded in SomoS’ creative environment and organizational support structure.

Examples of exhibitions involving residents: Marguerite Harris: Film is Un/Dead (solo show), Phantomatic – Pauline Alioua (solo show), Allgemeinplaetze & Nahaufnahmen (group show), Made in SomoS (group show), Electric Renaissance (group show), Rule 34 (group show), Imprint (group show).

The curatorial residency at SomoS provides the opportunity for young curators to research and execute an exhibition project in Berlin at the SomoS exhibition space with the active support of experienced local exhibition organizers. You will join an active artistic community at SomoS Art House, living and working alongside the resident artists & staff. Your exhibition will be incorporated in the active exhibition programme at SomoS Art House, named one of the best nonprofit art spaces in Berlin by Art Slant Magazine.

Researchers and academics visiting Berlin on a short-term basis in order to pursue projects in the creative fields are invited to stay for a time at SomoS Art House. They will become a part of a thriving artistic community with an active exhibition and event program and will easily and swiftly become well-acquainted with the creative, networked city that is Berlin.

Resident’s activities like workshops, talks etc. can be hosted in our exhibition or salon space.

Availability: apart from the regular residency opportunities (mainly at the end of 2018), a 3-month residency period has become available at short notice for February/March/April 2018.

Costs & Funding
The residence programs are partially subsidized by SomoS. The remaining fee is 950€ per month.

Interested artists/curators/researchers are advised to seek funding well in advance from sponsors/subsidizing organizations.

Below you will find a list of funding opportunities for scholarships, stipends, fellowships, travel grants etc. which your country offers. If selected for a residency, we will provide you with an official letter of intent to meet the requirements of grant or funding applications.

Where artists can find information on residency/research/travel funding:

Call for Curators Grant List
On the Move – Int. Cultural Mobility Network
ISE NY Int. Grant Program
Curators International

Developing & Transitional Countries:
IFA Artists Contacts Program
IFA RAVE Scholarships (Curators & others)

European Cultural Foundation
Soros Foundation

Artists’ (& Curators’) International Development Fund

The Leverhulme Trust – Travel, AIR, Research

Mondriaan Fonds
Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
Prins Claus Fonds

Cultureel Erfgoed
Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

Ministère de la Culture
Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg
Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte
Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg
Le Relais Culture Europe – Luxembourg

IASPIS: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Program for Visual Artists
Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation

Office for Contemporary Art Norway – OCA

The Danish Arts Foundation

Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit

National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Cultural Export Fund

Artis Contemporary Grant Programs

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Arts Envoy
Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures – Grants
Jerome Foundation

Canada – Québec:
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Canada Council for the Arts

Busan Cultural Foundation
Arts Council Korea

The National Culture and Arts Foundation
Cultural Representatives ROC

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Development Council

National Arts Council Singapore – NAC

Japan Foundation: Arts and Cultural Exchange
Pola Art Foundation
Nomura Foundation
Asahi Arts Foundation
Asahi Shimbun Foundation
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships

Australia Council for the Arts

New Zealand:
Creative NZ

    SomoS is situated on the first floor of a 1890’s mixed residential/commercial building at a lively main street near Kottbusser Tor; a renovated former “Kaffeehaus” in the middle of the vibrant cosmopolitan creative area connecting the Kreuzberg and Neukoelln areas. Within walking distance are numerous cafes/restaurants/clubs, art spaces, galleries and art institutions like Künstlerhaus Bethanien, the BBK Print Facilities and Media Studios, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and NGBK. Transport: U-Bahnhof Schönleinstrasse (subway line U8, exit Schinkestrasse) is right at the doorstep, as is the N8 Nightbus stop. It is a 200 meter walk from U-Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor (subway line U1 and taxi stand).