Open Call Atelier Josepha Residency 2021

06.10.2020 |

The Atelier Josepha invites visual artists/writers/composers for the three weeks Arts Residency to Ahrenshoop (Germany) in the period October / November 2021. The Arts Residency is inspired by the need to reflect on our mutual environment and shared seas – both as forces of nature and in their increasing vulnerability.

The Arts Residency Atelier Josepha promotes critical reflection on both historical and current circumstances of the Baltic Sea Region. The residency stands in a tradition of cultural cooperation and exchange within the region.

The residency requires full-time presence in Ahrenshoop. It includes lodging but no board, and a stipend of EUR 1,500. In addition, expenses for artistic materials up to EUR 250 will be reimbursed (against proof of expenditure). Travel to and from Ahrenshoop from the home address will also be covered (train where possible, flights where needed). Visitors are seen as an exception only and require written approval.

Eligible artists (no age limitation) must be residents of a nation bordering the Baltic Sea. Residents of other European countries are welcome if there is a proven relationship with the Baltic Sea region.

Applications must include the following documents and materials:

1.       CV, language skills, resident address, and contact information

2.       Portfolio and artistic references (max. 10 pages PDF A4)

3.       A short exposé summarizing the proposed work of the applicant for the period of the residency. The exposé (max. 700 words) should highlight the relation of the proposed artwork to the theme of the residency as being the Baltic Sea. The relation to Baltic environment can be historical, geographical, political, literary etc. Supporting photos or graphics are welcome (max. two pages).

The residency artists will be selected by the curatorial board of Atelier Josepha. No reason will be given for the decision. The residency is awarded on the basis of the application, the quality of the work, and the relevance of the project within the cultural context of the Baltic Sea Region.

Applications are to be submitted digitally (max. 5 MB) and be written either in English or German to the following address: with copy to post(via) until 15 November Midnight (GMT+1). Successful applicants will be notified by 31 January 2021. More information can be found here.

The residencies are organized in partnership with ARS BALTICA and supported by the non-profit organization CRAZY4CULTURE.

In May 2018, Atelier Josepha was inaugurated as a flexible showroom and workspace in Ahrenshoop, Germany.  The studio offers artists a place of inspiration and work between the Bodden (Bay) and the Ocean. The studio allows for an encounter between nature and art under the all-embracing theme of the Baltic Sea.

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