Open Call Residency for International Artists

02.07.2020 |

Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media is inviting applications for four three-month residencies between January and December 2021 in the Westwerk artists’ centre in Hamburg.

The residency is a residential and work grant that requires the artist to live and work at Westwerk and facilitates both work on an artistic project and networking with the Hamburg cultural scene. Westwerk is centrally located in inner-city Hamburg, in a relatively large complex of buildings on Fleetinsel that houses further studios, galleries, an art bookshop and a small theatre.

Westwerk e.V. will be responsible for mentoring the respective artists in residence. Westwerk is an open artists’ centre with regular art and music events. This enables contacts to be made, including to the Hamburg cultural scene.
Grant recipients must take out health and personal liability insurance at their own expense for the period of residence; residence permits/visas if necessary are also the responsibility of grant recipients.

Additionally, the artists will each receive a one-off subsidy of €500 per residency towards the costs of running and organising a final presentation. The place and format of the final presentation will be agreed with Westwerk.

The desired residency period is:

1 January – 31 March 2021
1 April – 30 June 2021
1 July – 30 September 2021
1 October – 31 December 2021

Professional international artists resident outside Germany, from the fields of the visual arts, photography and film, with an interest in the Hamburg cultural scene and the desire to network culturally in Hamburg are invited to apply for the residencies. Applications may be made in German or in English.

Find all the details about the programme and locations on Hamburg's Ministry for Culture and Media website. Applications should be submitted before the deadline of Saturday 15th August 2020.

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