SomoS Art House, Berlin

+49 30 89563000
somos@somos-arts.org

SOMOS AIR

SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Program offers cultivated, supportive, and stimulating surroundings to international visiting artists wishing to realize an artistic project in Berlin. The minimum 3 month residency is focused on production, experience, critical discourse, networking, and local participation. The SomoS residency program is designed for artists working in disciplines such as drawing, collage, photography, media-art, performance, and film/video. Staying at SomoS, participants 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.

FACILITIES

Residents will be provided with accommodation in furnished studios suitable for various disciplines and purposes. These studios are furnished with a working table, chairs, workbench, bed, and a professional LED lighting system. Shared areas of SomoS such as the exhibition spaces, a shared kitchen, office facilities, and a big social living space and salon (suitable for screenings or meetings) with a collection of art books are available to use.

ACTIVITIES

During their time at SomoS, residents may undertake their own activities like workshops, talks etc., which can be hosted in the on-site exhibition space or workshop rooms. AIR participants have free access to all general workshops, artist-talks, screenings, exhibitions and other regular events taking place at SomoS art house. Residents will meet regularly with SomoS curators to discuss and review their progress towards completing their project.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of the residency, SomoS organizes a presentation of residents’ recent work in a suitable public format. These can include lectures, discussions, screenings, readings, or exhibitions. During this process artists receive support on the various aspects of the presentation (including PR, artist talks, interviews, exhibition texts, invitations, and public reception). This presentation will take place in SomoS exhibition hall and will be part of the official exhibition program.

AVAILABILITY

Up to eight live/work studios are available for artists-in-residence at SomoS Art House. Residents stay for three months each on a rolling monthly basis so that they can benefit from overlapping with other artists and to have the chance for more individual feedback.

Residency Programme since: 2012
Description of Organisation:

Selected by Artslant Magazine as one of Berlin most interesting art project organizations, SomoS Art House provides space and resources for the presentation, reflection and production of the arts. Organizing an Artist-in-Residency program and an ambitious exhibition and event schedule, SomoS closely works with artists, organizers and curators to realize their projects.

SomoS’ mission is to create an international open framework for innovative arts, exhibitions, education and creative cooperation.

OVERVIEW

SomoS Art House Berlin provides a spacious exhibition hall, live/work studios and guest rooms, a multipurpose area and coworking-, workshop- and media production facilities.

SomoS is situated on the first floor of a 1890’s mixed residential/commercial building in the popular creative multicultural area dubbed Kreuzkölln, where the Kreuzberg and Neukölln neighborhoods meet. SomoS’ organizers have extensive experience in curating, educational, and audio visual and food-art event organization, music production, media- and visual art.

Organisation founded in: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 5 and 10
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Curatorial
  • Photography
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Library/research resources
  • Sound recording studio
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
  • Promotional services
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Project based
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 1150€
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Public talk
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Films
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Berlin-Tegel or Berlin-Schönefeld
    Nearest Train Station: U8 Schönleinstraße
    Street & Number: Kottbusser Damm 95, 1st floor
    Postal Code: 10967
    City: Berlin
    Kottbusser Damm 95, 1st floor
    Berlin 10967 DEU
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