SomoS International Curatorial Residency Program
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. Your exhibition will be incorporated in the active exhibition program at SomoS Art House, named one of the best nonprofit art spaces in Berlin by Art Slant Magazine.
The focus of the curatorial residency constitutes the practical experience in conceptualizing, planning, strategizing, selecting, researching, mounting, installing and publicizing exhibition projects and artistic representations. During the residency, SomoS offers living accommodation and a coworking space to fully develop own ideas along with the guidance of experienced Berlin-based curators. Participants have free access to all general workshops, artist-talks, screenings, exhibitions and other regular events taking place at SomoS art house, too.
At the conclusion of the stay in Berlin and the working period will build an one-week exhibition production of the curatorial resident. For their project, SomoS offers a production assistance and support (installation, promotion, publicity etc.), as well as their connections and the database of 8,000 artist and media partners. This final presentation will take place in SomoS exhibition hall and will be part of the official exhibition program.
What we offer
-accommodation for the duration of the residency
-exhibition space to produce a one-week exhibition at the end of the residency period
-production assistance and curatorial support (installation, promotion, publicity etc.,)
-coworking space/office facilities
-practical experience in conceptualizing, planning, strategizing, selecting, mounting, installing, publicizing
-exclusive opportunity to produce your own exhibition
-a chance to fully develop your own ideas along with the guidance of experienced Berlin-based curators
-weekly meetings to check on progress and provide feedback
-database of 8,000 artists from our media partners
-ability to work independently
-clearly conceived concept
-highly motivated, self-directed individuals
-at least two previous exhibitions (individually or as part of a team)
-1-2 years of study in a relevant field or equivalent professional experience
-funding should be secured in advance of the payment deadline
We are open to applicants from all backgrounds and actively encourage applicants from developing countries.
All applicants are requested to provide the following materials:
– a description of the specific project proposal for the period of their residency, maximum 500 words.
– proposed dates of the residency
– a link to their website
– an up-to-date CV
– a portfolio in pdf format
Duration: minimum 3 Months
Program Fee: 950 Euros/month
Application Fee: None
Application Deadline: Rolling
Where artists can find information on residency/research/travel funding:
The Leverhulme Trust – Travel, AIR, Research
The Danish Arts Foundation
National Cultural Fund of Hungary
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Cultural Export Fund
Cultural Representatives ROC
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
National Arts Council Singapore – NAC
Australia Council for the Arts