Matigan Art Gallery

Name of Residency: Matigan Artist Residency

Brief description of residency program

Matigan is an independent and nonprofit artist-in-residence and gallery center in the visual art located in the city of Berlin, capital of Germany.

Its residencies, exhibitions, international projects and workshops act as bridges connecting all artists together and give them a platform and a voice in Europe.

The main MISSION is to promote contemporary artistic practices that involve Visual Art Painting, drawing, Illustrating, graphic design, printmaking, photography, design and new media. Exploring their mutual interfaces, as well as the capacity of multiple, through research and production residencies; to foster exchange, discussion, experimentation and collaboratively work is also one of the principal goals.

Matigan is an Inspiring place for art, culture and creativity, only in its kind in Berlin where achieves to unite artists around the world and to short the distances between old and new technologies and artistic genres.

Studio/ workspace

A big hall for the exhibition purposes, a desk is provided for creative activities, you may have live viewers especially in the time of exhibitions or workshops, we encourage artists to work together on a single project for the joy of sharing and communication but feel free to do and have your project.

How can I apply?

Just send us an email to: with the title of Matigan Art Residency Proposal, your email should include 1 PDF which consists of your artistic resume, your proposal and your portfolio that is 10 images of your recent works, for videos you can send us link or drop box access.

Expectations of the artist

An artist Talk and a question and answer session
Donation of an Artwork if she wants.(it’s not demanded though)
Selection procedure
By Matigan Committee


Internet Connection
Chance of Exhibition
On space

Work desk
Kitchen (full equipped plus coffee maker and tea)
Shower and toilets

Private room
Shared room
Working language(s)

Other activities may be happening at the space



Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation: Beginning as a childhood friendship, Matigan was founded on a passion and love for art by curious and concerned minds. Art is our platform to share our reactions to current events and our feelings and thoughts about social, cultural, and political tribulations that the world is presently facing. Art is also a way to celebrate all of the beauties we see in life.

We started Matigan because we believe art can help. Art is border less and so are artists. We aspire to give equal opportunity to all artists around the world, regardless of race, gender, location, or religion, to elevate their voice in European society. It sounds simple, but we believe our modern society still has a long way ahead to accomplish equality of all people.

We want to provide a platform for emerging artists all over the world—from the Middle East to America, from Africa to Australia—who are less heard. We aspire to create a multicultural, international society of artists, fostering a space for artists to share their thoughts on political issues and social obstacles in their own land and ideas for improvements. Benefiting from a variety of different points of views and experiences, the artists, the work they create, and the people they will affect will evolve. Our aim is to support emerging artists of all mediums and from all backgrounds.

If you are an artist, no matter where in the world you are based or the kind of work you produce, you are invited to submit a proposal for exhibiting, residency or however you might think you can collaborate with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Room
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    • Cafe/restaurant
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Street & Number: Plauener Strasse 35, 13055 Berlin, Germany
    Postal Code: 13055
    City: Berlin
    Country long: Germany
    Plauener Strasse 35, 13055 Berlin, Germany
    Berlin 13055 Germany
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