SomoS Visiting Researchers /Academics/Writers Residency
The application period for SomoS Berlin Artist-in-Residence Program 2020 is now open. Inquiries for specific periods are welcome and international residents will be accepted on a rolling basis. Stays in this program are minimally 1 month.
Researchers and academics visiting Berlin in order to pursue projects and research 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, office facilities, a big social living space and salon (suitable for presentations, talks or meetings). SomoS’ team is at hand 5 days a week to deal with any questions you might have. While most participants in this Visiting Researchers /Academics/Writers Residency are working independently, we welcome cooperations with SomoS on a project, or some kind of public presentation of your work, especially for longer stays.
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. Two studios feature a private kitchen & bathroom.
All applicants are requested to provide the following materials:
– a short description of the planned activities for the period of their residency, maximum 400 words.
– proposed dates of the residency
– a link to their website
– an up-to-date CV
– a portfolio in pdf format
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 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, the BBK Print Facilities and Media Studios, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, NGBK as well as many stores, cafes, and restaurants.Costs & Funding
Fees are evaluated yearly. Starting from January 2020 the fee is 1.150 € per month. A small studio is available for a reduced fee.
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.
Find information on residency/research/travel funding:
The Leverhulme Trust – Travel, AIR, Research
Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland)
or the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania):
Nordic Culture Point
The Danish Arts Foundation
National Cultural Fund of Hungary
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Cultural Export Fund
Scholarships for Hellenes (researchers/scholars)
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)
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
The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
Burning Man Global Art Grants
The Durfee Foundation (Los Angeles)
Cultural Exchange Program
National Program for Cultural Support (PRONAC)
Projetos de Pesquisa (research grant, literature, music, performance)
Secretaria de Cultura de Rio de Janeiro
Incentivo á Cultura (Minas)
Edital Mobilidade Artístico-Cultural
Cultural Representatives ROC
Hong Kong Arts Development Council
National Arts Council Singapore – NAC
Australia Council for the Arts