Cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin – Visual arts: Istanbul, L.A., New York, Tokyo

Istanbul
  • 1 stipend of 3 months duration – September 2022 through November 2022
  • 1 stipend of 3 months duration – March 2023 through May 2023
New York
  • 1 stipend of 3 months duration – September 2022 through November 2022
Tokyo
  • 1 stipend of 3 months duration – September 2022 through November 2022
Los Angeles
  • 2 stipends for 3 months – one quarter in 2023 (in coordination with Villa Aurora)

Target group / Purpose of funding

These cultural exchange stipends are awarded to support the artistic development of professional artists working in the visual arts. During their stay abroad artists will have the opportunity to learn about the culture(s) of their respective host country, experience the latest trends in local art scenes, make contacts, exchange ideas, find inspiration, and realize a project on location. Studios and/or studio apartments provided by partner institutions abroad are available to resident artists visiting from Berlin.

Eligibility and conditions

  • Stipends are awarded to artists who have won recognition for the quality of their work and are able to verify this with their portfolio.
  • Recipients are required to remain on location throughout their residency.
  • Artists applying to this programme must live and work in Berlin.
  • Applicants may not be enrolled at a higher education institution.
  • Artists holding passports from non-EU Member States are only eligible to apply if they hold a valid residency permit which qualifies them for self-employment.
  • Recipients of cultural exchange stipends may apply again to this programme two years after the completion of their residency abroad.

Funding volume

This cultural exchange stipend consists of

  • for Istanbul a stipend of € 2,500 per month and the (rent-free) use of a studio/studio apartment;
  • for New York a stipend of € 3,000 per month plus an accommodation allowance of 600 € monthly (the partner institution is unable to provide housing);
  • for Tokyo a stipend of € 3,000 per month and the (rent-free) use of a studio/studio Apartment;
  • Los Angeles: a monthly lump sum of €2,500 (for living costs), rent-free studio at the place of residency and air travel to and from Los Angeles (provided through Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e.V.).

Artists undertaking residencies through this programme will enjoy the support of partner institutions on location with contacts to local art scenes and institutions. Assistance is also available from the Goethe-Institut on location. Various events staged by partner institutions (open studios, artist talks, exhibitions) will provide opportunities for residents to present their work to an international audience.

Foreign partner organizations

Application procedure

Applications may be submitted for residencies at one or more locations.
Please refer to the current version of the relevant programme flyer for detailed information.

  • INFORMATION SHEET on artist-in-residence stipends of the federal state of Berlin for 2022/2023 Fine art – Istanbul, New York, Tokyo, L.A.

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Attachments:

English application forms

(Please complete the respective form in English and upload in the online application)

  • APPLICATION FORM cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin 2022/2023 visual arts – Istanbul

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  • APPLICATION FORM cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin 2022 visual arts – New York

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  • APPLICATION FORM cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin 2022 visual arts – Tokio

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  • APPLICATION FORM cultural exchange stipends of the federal state of Berlin 2023 visual arts – Los Angeles/II

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Please submit your application – together with all relevant documentation – online.

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