Takt Berlin I Leipzig – Artist Residency/ Academy/Gallery

Name of Residency: Takt Artist Residenxy

TAKT RESIDENCY PROGRAM – work with us! (1month to 3 months)

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New start 4 times a year (Jan/April/July/Oct) and it includes:

– monthly begin: we welcome our newbies, casual meeting in one of the neighborhood bars

– weekly meetings/ group critiques with the TAKT curator

– weekly meetings with Berlin based artists in their studios

– guided gallery (and/or) other tours in town with insiders

– weekly life drawing classes

– German language classes

– participation of the free public events of the TAKT Academy incl. the possibility of holding a public talk

– participation for ALL residents in a curated TAKT A.I.R. Group exhibition festival at TAPIR Gallery

– incl. a printed poster with all participants, TAKT newsletter

– permanent personalized link on our website, Social Media presence and FB Group, links etc.

– monthly final come together in the neighborhood to give a warm goodbye for those leaving

We offer a network of information and help to all residents, we are there, visible and joyful. The program is structured but as loose as you need it to follow your own creative path, to pursue your own work and explore ideas independently.

*additional offer: one-by-one mentoring by TAKT mentors PLEASE NOTE: This offer is not included in the program fee


Exclusively for the participants in the program we offer our OKAPI Studios (situated in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, walking distance from the TAPIR gallery).

-studios for painters, studio for artists not working with liquids

-shared housing or not shared apartments

option 1,

– program and stay at Takt’s OKAPI Studios monthly fee 1250- 1800&euro (This offer includes the program fee already).

option 2,

– program only (and stay elsewhere) monthly fee 600&euro

PLEASE NOTE:We don’t select artists who apply for just the OKAPI studios as we put special emphasis on the community building part of your residency experience!

Residency Programme since: 2007
Description of Organisation:


Artist Residency I Academy I Gallery

TAKT is a independent arts organisation and a creative hub for artists who are new to Berlin (and Leipzig).With the aim of fostering their creative energies, we introduce international artists to our vibrant and exciting city and promote international artistic exchange.

TAKT welcomes open-minded international artists and thinkers! Our program focuses on community building through artist talks, critiques, and studio visits that immerse our residents in Berlins art scene. We invite applicants with clear concepts of high quality studio projects to apply for our residency program.

TAKT has created three programmes:

RESIDENCY Programme (only for participants)

Academy Programme (open to the public, free talks/ workshops with fee)

Gallery Programme (with TAKT A.I.R. Group Shows and selected alumni and other)

TAKT Academy Programme – join us!

We organize

weekly artist and curators talks, performances, readings and workshops, lectures and art-related events

– Mentoring programme

TAPIR Gallery Programme- visit us!

at http://www.tapir-berlin.de/, Neue Hochstrasse 8, Berlin- Wedding

– monthly changing ART shows

– curated TAKT Residency Group Shows every three months


Organisation founded in: 2003
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
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
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
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : yes. e.g. free exhibitions, artist talks, studio visits
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 600
    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
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    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 staff
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Tegel and Schönefeld Airports are equally close.
    Nearest Train Station: Gesundbrunnen
    How to reach by plane: Our residency locations in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg are easily reached from both Tegel and Sch_ѝnefeld airports.
    How to reach by train: Takt’s OKAPI studios -are close to Schoenhauser Allee station.S-U-BahnTAPIR Gallery -close to Wedding station and Humboldthain station for S-Bahnand Schwarzkopfstrasse for U-Bahn
    How to reach by car: Takt’s OKAPI studios -are located in Prenzlauer Berg are easily reached by car and taxi.TAPIR Gallery -a five minutes drive from there by car,walking distance trough the beautiful park Humboldthain
    Street & Number: Neue Hochstrasse 8
    Postal Code: 13347
    City: Berlin
    Country long: Germany