$40,000 grant support for New Zealand Artist to Live and Work in Berlin

Deadline: 6 September 2019

Berlin Visual Arts Residency 2020 will support a New Zealand artist to live and work in Berlin at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for up to twelve months from October 2020.

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This biennial residency in Berlin was established in 1999 to enable a New Zealand visual artist to work on an approved project and undertake professional development opportunities.

Other expected benefits include:

  • developing the potential of the artist through exposure to new cultures and new ideas.
  • acting as an ambassador in bringing an increased awareness in Berlin of New Zealand visual arts.

Funding Information

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The residency provides:

  1. a stipend of NZD $40,000 for the twelve month residency to be used for living and material costs, travel to Berlin and insurance;
  2. a one-bedroom 60sqm apartment in the district of Friedrichshain in former East Berlin;
  3. the Künstlerhaus Bethanien studio and administration fee, which includes a contribution towards the costs of an exhibition, its promotion and a publication.

What the Künstlerhaus Bethanien provides?

The International Studio Programme at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien is one of the largest and most prestigious international residency programme. The programme provides:

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  • a studio;
  • advice on applicants projects;
  • curatorial support;
  • workshops and technical infrastructure;
  • an exhibition;
  • participation in an Open Studio event;
  • publishing support;
  • contacts with international curators, critics, publicists, theorists, gallery owners and collectors;
  • liaison with international institutions, projects and exhibitions;
  • seminars, talks and readings.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the Berlin Visual Arts Residency 2020 applicants:

  • must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • must have a strong national reputation as a visual artist. Applicant will have either:
    • received critical acclaim for work applicant have produced or
    • completed a body of work that has been acknowledged for its artistic excellence.

Project Timing

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The residency is offered for 12 months from October 2020 – October 2021.

Benefits and Track Record

To be eligible for Creative New Zealand funding:

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  1. Applicants project or activities must directly benefit New Zealand arts, artists or practitioners.
  2. Applicant must have a track record of experience and success — this means you must have:
    • recognition from peers or experts;
    • achieved a degree of critical or sales success;
    • specialised training or practical experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/berlin-visual-arts-residency

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