SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Program
SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Program offers cultivated, supportive and stimulating surroundings to international visiting artists, academics and curators wishing to realize an artistic project in Berlin. The 1-9 months residency is focused on production, experience, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. Staying at SomoS, participants 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.
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.
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: Phantomatic – Pauline Alioua, Allgemeinplaetze & Nahaufnahmen, Made in SomoS, Electric Renaissance, Rule 34, Imprint.
Selected curators receive assistance in organizing their research- or exhibition project.
Resident’s activities like workshops, talks etc. can be hosted in our exhibition or salon space.
The four meter high well-insulated studios are bright and suitable for various “clean” disciplines and purposes (such as drawing, collage, photography, digital production, media-art, performance, choreography, design, research, literature, arts & crafts, film/video) and are equipped with large working table, chairs, couch, bed, and led panels. The residents have a steadily growing range of art equipment and tools at their disposal, as well as daily on-site staff support.
Donato Del Giudice
Sva Li Levy
Costs & Funding
Please acquaint yourself with the opportunities for scholarships, stipends, fellowships, travel grants etc. which your country offers. After admittance, we shall gladly provide you with an official declaration of admittance.
Places were artists and curators 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 Representatives ROC
National Arts Council Singapore – NAC
Australia Council for the Arts
– 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
– an artist statement
– a portfolio in pdf format