GlogauAIR is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the artist Chema Alvargonzález with the intention of creating a meeting point between artists from all disciplines to work in collaboration, expanding their practice in terms of material, format, and style.
Centered on principles of exploration, creation, and exhibition, the residency program offers the use of a studio space in a historic building in Berlin and a base in Kreuzberg from which to explore and discover the creative side of the city.
You are also invited to take part in the different activities and collaboration projects organized in or by GlogauAIR, including artists talks, interviews, studio visits and exchange programs with other residences and institutions, as well as a welcome lunch to get introduced to GlogauAIR’s community. In addition, you will be included in the resident artists’ database accessible on our homepage.
GlogauAIR´s Open Studios Exhibition offers residents direct contact with the local artistic scene and a dialog with the public. In preparation for the Open Studios exhibition, GlogauAIR will edit a catalog with information and photos of every resident artist, as well as a flyer and press release.
GlogauAIR’s Showcase is a space outside the building prepared for temporary installations. Artists have the opportunity to experiment and show off their projects for one week at a time in this highly visible, street-facing exhibition space.
At certain points during the residency we will be offering assistance, advice and attending technical demands with our experienced art technicians. GlogauAIR will also provide access to all the equipment and tools available in the residency, in accordance with a fair usage policy.
A jury formed of professionals from the Berlin art community will choose the admitted artists and the decision will be communicated by e-mail only to the selected artists one month after the application deadline. Artists are expected to present a specific project proposal that can continue or complete an ongoing practice in any discipline, but must be timed to fit within their chosen residency and be accomplished within their residency period (three or six months).
Duration of residency
3 – 6 months
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply! The following is a list of equipment and assistance available to the artist. Multimedia: 4 beamers, 6 CRT TVs, 4 TFT screens, 6 DVD players, 2 media players, sound mixer and speakers. Tools: Hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, saws, wrenches, hand and vertical drill and grinder saw, sander, white wall painting, rollers, etc. Lighting: Floodlights (halogen and metal halide), fluorescent tubes, spot, and snoot lamps
Studio / Workspace
GlogauAIR is made up of an entire historic building in Berlin, with 13 studios distributed over three floors. The private studios have high ceilings and lots of natural light. Each floor has a shared kitchen, shower, WC and WIFI. Basic expenses (maintenance, gas, electricity, and internet) are included in the price. The kitchens are fully equipped and the studios have a double sofa bed with bed linen, table, chairs, desk lamp/ bed lamp, wardrobe, and shelves. There is also a spacious garden/ backyard for common usage.
Fees and support
2,700 euros fee/ quarter. 600 euro/ month for accommodation in live/work studios + 900 euro program and technical support fee per quarter for Open Studios.
Expectations towards the artist
Production is a key component of a residency at GlogauAIR, and all residents are expected to come prepared with a specific project and to concentrate their time on executing it during their residency. At the conclusion of each 3-month period, an Open Studios event takes place that activates the whole building including the individual studios and the project space as a site for Berlin to discover the activities of our residency program.