SomoS 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
Jezella Pigott
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
Give Something Back to Berlin
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

Artists
Selected artists work towards a presentation of their work concluding their stay, either as a solo show, or as part of a thematic group show developed by SomoS’ curators. 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).


Curators
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
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.


Costs & Funding
The residence programs are partially subsidized by SomoS. The remaining fee is 850€ 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 can provide you with an official declaration of admittance.

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

General:
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)

Europe:
European Cultural Foundation
http://www.transartists.org/article/funding-europe
Soros Foundation

UK:
Artists’ (& Curators’) International Development Fund

The Leverhulme Trust – Travel, AIR, Research

Netherlands:
Mondriaan Fonds
Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
Prins Claus Fonds

Belgium:
Cultureel Erfgoed
Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
Kunstenpunt

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

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

Norway:
Office for Contemporary Art Norway – OCA

Denmark:
The Danish Arts Foundation

Poland
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit

Hungary:
National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Portugal:
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Malta:
Cultural Export Fund

Israel:
Artis Contemporary Grant Programs

USA:
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

Korea:
Busan Cultural Foundation
Arts Council Korea

Taiwan:
Cultural Representatives ROC

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Singapore:
National Arts Council Singapore – NAC

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

Australia:
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).