“bildingship” is a working fellowship for young artists, to use bilding as space for their own artistic work as well as actively engaging in the regular workshop programme for the duration of half a year (prolongation to one year is possible), including part-time employment (maximum income 446,81€ per month). The aim is to convey the concept and working methods of bilding to the artists, while at the same time, imparting artistic processes directly to the children and adolescents based on the artists on-site work, to establish mutual ties and to promote and expand international discourse in the field of art and cultural mediation with young people, based on the practical experiences gained at bilding.
“bildingship” is intended to expand the artistic spectrum offered in the continuous programme as well as enabling a new artistic approach to special fields of art that are hard to fill on site. For bilding, young artists represent an important and complementary link to the children and young adults. For many young creatives, they facilitate a natural close relationship, which dismantles potential barriers in the professional exchange and provides a basis for an ideal working atmosphere. During the “bildingship”, the artist is given the opportunity to present his/her own work in an exhibition on site. This allows an expansion of the artists own range of activity, as well as offering the young bilding creatives an opportunity for gaining first-hand exhibition experience.
“bildingship” is intended to get the artist acquainted with the regional artistic and cultural scene while facilitating contacts to local artists. The aim is the use of bilding as a studio on the one hand, and an opportunity for artistic exchange with young people and local artists on the other.
The “bildingship” is projected for the span of one semester. Dependent on interest and development the residency can be prolonged for another semester.
Period: March – August 2020
Submission deadline is January 16th 2020
Duration of residency
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
visual arts, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, performing art, textile art, new media, animation, film making, architecture
Studio / Workspace
shared work space; for his/her own work the artist will have unrestricted access to the bilding workshop as well as the ample outdoor spaces. On-site materials and workshop equipment are also available.
Fees and support
part-time employment with an income of 446,81€ per month at 10 hours per week; work includes participation in regular workshops, social-media, PR
Expectations towards the artist
Artists should have language skills in German and/or English. The artists should be interested in working artistically with children and young adults since he/she will be working in our workshop programs. During the “bildingship”, the artist is given the opportunity to present his/her own work in an exhibition on site.