SomoS International Artist-in-Residence Program
SomoS Artist’s Studio view
SomoS International Artist-in-Residence Program
SomoS Artist’s Studio view
SomoS International Artist-in-Residence Program
SomoS Artist’s Studio view
SomoS Artist’s Studio view

The application period for SomoS Berlin Artist-in-Residence Program 2019 is now open. Inquiries for specific periods are welcome and residents will be accepted on a rolling basis. Earliest availabilities are December 2018 and January 2019. Visiting Researchers/Academics/Writers slots are minimally 1 month; artists slots minimally 3 months.

View in the Personae exhibition at SomoS Art House, with digital paintings, video installations.
Marguerite Harris, light experimentation session, SomoS, August 2018
Telix
Maria Guta
Made in SomoS: Ari Versluis/Exactitudes
Christopher Sperandio by Zack X Soltes
P2P Project Feedback Session at SomoS; a group of young artists listening intently at an artist explaining her work at SomoS gallery.
Looking over Sophia Zarders' shoulders, painting a lager than life watercolor of a white woman in bathing suit sipping a cocktail, Berlin Fall 2018
artists meetup, Berlin artist residency, SomoS
Casey Jenkins - Waste Not, performance, SomoS 2017 (Photo: Stef
Marguerite Harris in front of her welded sculptures representing globes, during an AIR work presentation at SomoS, August 2017
Cycle - joint workshop/performance at SomoS
Anahita-Norouzi LecturePerformance
Anna Laing-Fraser by Cassidy Hart
Work by SomoS artists at the Positions booth of Galerie van Cauwelaert.
Artist Alessandré Petzer preparing her photograhy presentation at SomoS, Summer 2018
Filmmaker Nicky Miller at SomoS
Global Diplomacy Lab
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.

SomoS Art House Berlin 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)


Availability
Inquiries for specific periods are welcome and residents will be accepted on a rolling basis. Earliest availabilities are December 2018 and January 2019, with Spring and Summer periods already getting scarce.


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), library and office facilities.


Artists
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.


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.


Costs & Funding
The residence programs are partially subsidized by SomoS. Fees are evaluated on a yearly basis. The 2018 fee is 950€ per month. From January 2019 the fee will be 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:

General:
Call for Curators Grant List
On the Move – Int. Cultural Mobility Network
ISE NY Int. Grant Program
Curators International

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:
The National Culture and Arts Foundation
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).