SomoS Visiting Researcher Working/Living Options

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.

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

The well-insulated studios feature wooden floors, mostly high ceilings, LED-light panels, large double pane windows and central heating and are equipped with working table, chairs and bed. A shared bathroom is outside the studio. The adjacent exhibition/project space measures 110 qm. One studio features a private kitchen & bathroom.

Inquiries for specific periods are welcome and residents will be accepted on a rolling basis.

SomoS is situated in the middle of the vibrant multicultural creative urban area. Within walking distance are numerous art spaces and artist facilities and services, photo/film/video services, and institutions such as Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, the BBK Print Facilities and Media Studios, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, NGBK as well as many stores, cafes, and restaurants.

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 their associated institutions or 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

Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland)
or the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania):
Nordic Culture Point

Denmark:
The Danish Arts Foundation

Poland
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit

Hungary:
National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Portugal:
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Italy:
On Board

Malta:
Cultural Export Fund

Greece:
Scholarships for Hellenes (researchers/scholars)

Arab World:
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)

Israel:
Artis Contemporary Grant Programs

Canada – Québec:
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Canada Council for the Arts
Claudine & Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art

USA:
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
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
The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
Burning Man Global Art Grants
The Durfee Foundation (Los Angeles)

Ibero-America:
Fondo Iberoamericano de ayuda IBERESCENA
Ibermusicas
Museum Professionals Research/Travel Grants

Chile:
Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes

Brazil:
Cultural Exchange Program
National Program for Cultural Support (PRONAC)
Projetos de Pesquisa (research grant, literature, music, performance)
Secretaria de Cultura de Rio de Janeiro
Circula Minas
Música Minas
Incentivo á Cultura (Minas)

Bahia, Brasil:
Edital Mobilidade Artístico-Cultural

South Korea:
Busan Cultural Foundation
Arts Council Korea
Daegu Foundation for Culture

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