Work presentation at SomoS.

Indian female artist invigilating an art exhibition while visitor views her art installation.

Female artist and assistants installing work in gallery.

SomoS Berlin Artist Residence Program

The application period for SomoS Berlin Residence Program 2020 is now open. Inquiries for specific periods are welcome and residents will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Group critique session with a circle of young artists.
Global Diplomacy Lab
Christopher Sperandio by Zack X Soltes
Marguerite Harris in front of her welded sculptures representing globes, during an AIR work presentation at SomoS, August 2017
View in the Personae exhibition at SomoS Art House, with digital paintings, video installations.
Marguerite Harris, light experimentation session, SomoS, August 2018
Maria Guta
Made in SomoS: Ari Versluis/Exactitudes
P2P Project Feedback Session at SomoS; a group of young artists listening intently at an artist explaining her work at SomoS gallery.
Casey Jenkins - Waste Not, performance, SomoS 2017 (Photo: Stef
Cycle - joint workshop/performance at SomoS
Anahita-Norouzi LecturePerformance
Artist Alessandré Petzer preparing her photograhy presentation at SomoS, Summer 2018
Filmmaker Nicky Miller at SomoS
Five Senses - Reading/Improv Session by Travis Jeppesen & Snax
Anamnesi is a collaboration between choreographer Marta Antonucci aka Kiraly, musician Eugenio Petrarca, and visual artist T.S. Sanchez. Pictured are the female dancers surrounded by an audience seated on the floor, gazing up.
A group of artists and an educator watching a video-lecture by a young male artist..

SomoS Art House Berlin offers Residency Programs for Artists and Curators

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

Curatorial Residency (rolling applications, minimum three month duration)

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

As part of an artist residency we facilitate live/work spaces located in the vicinity of SomoS (for AIRs of 3 months), or, in a limited capacity, within SomoS (for AIRs of more than 3 months, with favorable longer-term option).

A distinct quality of SomoS AIR program is that artists begin their stay at different points in time, widening the potential for networking, cooperations and friendships, and allowing for optimal individual support from SomoS’ staff in the artist’s endeavors.

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 workshops, readings, artist talks, or publications 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 projects involving residents can be found under the exhibitions ad event sections of this web site.

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 noncommercial art spaces in Berlin by Art Slant Magazine.

Costs & Funding
The residence programs are partially subsidized by SomoS. Fees are evaluated on a yearly basis. From January 2019 the fee is 1.050€ 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
Developing & Emerging Countries: Artists Contacts
Curators International

European Cultural Foundation
Soros Foundation

Artists’ (& Curators’) International Development Fund
The Leverhulme Trust

Arts Council of Ireland

Northern Ireland:
Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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
Arts Council Norway

Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Finnish Cultural Foundation

The Danish Arts Foundation

Nordic/Baltic Region:
Nordic Culture Point

Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit

National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Centro Nacional de Cultura – Young Creators Grants
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) & Giovani Artisti Italiani (GAI) – Movin’Up
Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) – Italian Council

Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Cultural Export Fund

Republic of Cyprus:
Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture

Middle East:
Roberto Cimetta 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
Tree of Life Foundation
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (Tips)

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) – Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative

Busan Cultural Foundation
Arts Council Korea

The National Culture and Arts Foundation
Cultural Representatives ROC
Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Arts Development Council

National Arts Council Singapore – NAC
Singapore International Foundation

Office of Contemporary Art and Culture – OCAC

Japan Foundation: Arts and Cultural Exchange
Pola Art Foundation
Nomura Foundation
Asahi Arts Foundation
Asahi Shimbun Foundation
Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships
Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
Jeju Foundation for Arts & Culture

Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Cultural Fund
Copyright Agency Grants
Ian Potter Cultural Trust

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).