FRESH A.I.R.ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SCHOLARSHIPS.

The scholarships aim for artists and creatives from the field of urban and contemporary art.  13 scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of 6 months or for a minimum of 3 months.  The value of the scholarship amounts to a total of 1,900 euros per person, per month. The application period for the first class of 2019 ended on 25th February.

Applications for the second class in 2019 are possible from July 2019.

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The scholarships promote international exchange within the field of urban and new contem-porary art

The URBAN NATION Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, a Berliner Leben foundation project which opened in 2017, is expanding its role as a museum that promotes international exchange within the field of urban and new contemporary art, thanks to the Artist in Residence scholarships. A total of 13 fellows will be invited to work in Berlin for a period of 3 or 6 months.

The Artist in Residence scholarships offer artists and creatives from the field of urban and contemporary art the time, space and resources to dedicate themselves to an artistic project based on the foundation’s funding priorities. Those awarded with scholarships will be given the opportunity to receive new impulses during their stay and to further their artistic development within Berlin’s cultural scene, while also gathering important experience for their future careers.

A new living environment, coupled with the contact and interaction with other artists, provides ideal conditions for developing one’s own creativity and kickstarting new artistic creative processes. This call for applicants is aimed at people who, by artistic means, reflect on the relationship and development between humans and the urban environment in an era of globalisation and digitalisation.

The Artist in Residence scholarships will be awarded for a maximum 6 months from April to September 2019, and for a minimum of three months. 3-month scholarships can only be started from April 2019.

 

Check out the main highlights of the Artist in Residence scholarships at a glance.

Information

The Artist in Residence scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of 6 months from April to September 2019, and for a minimum of three months. 3-month scholarships can only be started from April 2019.

The value of the scholarship amounts to a total of 1,900 euros per person, per month. This amount is broken down, as follows:

  • Rent-free living (including electricity and Wi-Fi) to the sum of around 1,000 euros per month for the duration of the stay.
  • Cost of living subsidy to the sum of 500 euros per month for the duration of stay.
  • Materials subsidy to the sum of 300 euros per month for the duration of stay.
  • Travel subsidy (fares within Berlin and surrounding areas) to the sum of 100 euros per month for the duration of stay.

→ All information about the programme (pdf 0.6 MB)

Funding Priorities

Thanks to the Artist in Residence scholarships, the Berliner Leben foundation creates conditions for artistic project development through its URBAN NATION project. Funding will be provided for project ideas that are expressed through artistic means, and those which fulfil at least two of the following three funding priorities:

Location specificity

  • Projects that reflect the tension between locality and urbanity,
  • Projects with a local reference,
  • Projects that work inclusively within the residential area.

Social commitment

  • Projects that position themselves socially,
  • Participative projects with residents and/or visitors,
  • Projects aligned to the foundation’s goals of supporting social diversity and equal opportunity, or which make a strong stand against discrimination (e.g. sexism, racism and antisemitism).

Originality

  • Projects that stand out for their artistic autonomy, that try out new forms of artistic expression, or develop independent artistic forms,
  • Projects that artistically visualise cultural, historical or time-specific phenomena,
  • Projects that deal artistically with the present and future of urban society.

 

→ The funding guidelines (pdf 1.3 MB)

Application

With Artist in Residence scholarships, the Berliner Leben foundation supports:

  • Artists from EU member states residing outside of Berlin,
  • Artists from the field of urban and new contemporary art, and
  • Artists seeking cross-genre exchanges with art forms of urban contemporary art.

The scholarship has no age restriction. An academic degree is also not a requirement. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals. Former Artist in Residence scholarship fellows may not reapply.

 

 

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Jury

Selection is made by a rotating jury. The decision of the jury is final and may not be challenged. There is no legal claim to the awarding of a scholarship. Applicants will be notified of the decisions, but not the reasoning.

Yasha Young, curator and creative director of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART is part of the rotating jury. Yasha Young will be the mentor for the final fellows of the Artist in Residence scholarships.

 

→ The FAQ´s (pdf 0.5 MB)

Artist „ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2019“

Sibomana

Based in Rome, Sibomana (1986) is an Italian-Belgian artist who grew up in different countries between Africa and Europe. He is part of the class…

Sara Bernabucci

The artist Sara Bernabucci comes from Rome, Italy. She is part of the 2019 class of the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program.

Nadine Baldow

The artist Nadine Baldow comes from Dresden, Germany. She is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program.

Bifido

Bifido is an artist who uses art to create a strong impact on social issues such as war, violence, capitalism, religion and childhood. He is…

Liviu Bulea

Liviu Bulea is an artist based in Turda, Romania. He can be considered “a social practise installation artist”. He is part of the class of…

Faisal Hussain

Faisal Hussain is a British artist. He creates work that questions perceptions, undermines lazy stereotypes and highlights missing histories and overlooked facts. He is part…

Anietie Ekanem

Anietie Ekanem is a London based artist. He is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence Scholarship Program.

Alexis Fidetzis

Alexis Fidetzis is an artist based in Athens, Greece, where he was born in 1987. He is part of the class of 2019 in the…

Alexandros Simopoulos

Alexandros Simopoulos is a multi-disciplinary artist from Greece, born 1990. He is part of the class of 2019 in the URBAN NATION Artist in Residence…

Sebastian Wandl

Sebastian Wandl, or better known simply as ‘Wandl’ is a German artist from Munich known for his subtle styling of portraits on paints or via…