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Open Call for Artist in Residence« in the context of 11. Darmstadt Photography Days





»Artist in Residence«

in the context of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«

on Rosenhöhe, Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1, Darmstadt (DE)

On the occasion of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« (24 April to 03 May, 2020), the festival’s organizers and the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt« (»Culture of a Digitalized City») provide an opportunity to international artists to apply for a three-month artist’s residence at Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1 on Rosenhöhe in Darmstadt, Germany. Emanating from this year’s topic of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«, the residence is supposed to enable the artist(s) to escape from everyday life, with the aim of finishing or devoloping an art project.

The results of the residence will be exhibited in the Atelierhaus during the festival.As a precondition, artists have to give up a short personal statement (preferably via their social media profiles) explaining why exactly they deserve to receive the possibility of escaping their everyday life with the residence.

The programme — This is what you can expect:

Time Period: 03 February to 03 May, 2020

The Possibility to live and work at an inspiring space (resort + artists’ colony), expenses of the residence to be beared by the programme (no participation fee for the artist(s))

Preparation and realization of a solo-exhibition, vernissage in line with the opening of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« on 24 April, 2020

Artist talk/ public presentation to an audience in April 2020

The programme’s benefits:

Living in a fully furnished three-room apartment house on Rosenhöhe (built in the 1960s, recently renovated in 2018)

Artist’s fee of 1,500 EUR per month (three months in total)

Your own working space, in close proximity to the adjacent Atelierhaus, equipped with a kitchenette and desk

The Atelierhaus at your disposal for the exhibition

Travel allowance for your travel to/ from Rosenhöhe from/to your current place of residence; necessary research travels during the residence within the Rhine-Main-area supported by the programme

Joint conception, assumption of production costs (up to 2,000 EUR) as well as support during the installation of the solo-exhibition in the context of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«

Promotion of the production process of your project via the means of communication of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« and the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«, ideally throughout the production process; documentation of the whole project

Curatorial and professional supervision by the project management provided to the artist(s) in residence, as well as interesting meetings, exhibitions and events within the art scene of Darmstadt

Research support 

Bike, Wifi, a DIN A4 b/w printer as well as information material about Darmstadt will be provided


Personal contribution and responsibilities of the artist(s):

Towels and bed linen have to be brought along

Subsistence costs

Insurances and, if necessary, costs for a visum have to be organized and paid for in full by the artist(s)

A deterrent fee of 500 EUR as part of the total costs of production for material/ production of the work and solo-exhibition is expected to be paid by the artist(s). The work realized within the period of the residence will become the artist’s property 

Organization of the artist(s)’ travel to/ from the residence and necessary transports have to be organized by the artist(s); refund of costs through the programme only possible after previous consultation with the organizers

Equipment, technology, media (computer, phone, camera etc.) to be brought along, and if necessary insured by the artist(s) for the period of the residence

The artist(s)in residence agree to the gratuitous and temporally unlimited supply and use of photo- and information material of their works within the context of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days« as well as publications by the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«

A high willingness to cooperate towards the festivals’ and society’s team in preparations of the solo-exhibition is expected from the artist(s)


Background information about the residence’s location

At the end of the 19th century, an artists’ colony was founded in Darmstadt, as it was common in other places in Germany at the same time as well. Between 1899 and 1914, several renowned artists of the art nouveau lived and worked on Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt. In the 1960s, the city of Darmstadt established a new colony for artists. For this, seven studio- and residential houses, planned by Rolf Prange, Rudolf Kramer, Bert Seidel, Heribert Hausmann and Reinhold Kargel, were errected at the Park Rosenhöhe (adjacent to Mathildenhöhe) from 1965 to 1967. Among others, writer Heinrich Schirmbeck, poet Karl Krolow, art historian Hans Maria Wingler and sculptor Wilhelm Loth lived and worked here.

In 2018, the house previously owned by Family Hensel was completely furnished with financial means of the city and has since been in use of the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«. The society’s aim is to try out different ways of events and support for both artists, researchers and experts within various and interdisciplinary fields of practice, in the Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1. The studio- and residential houses combined constitute an architectural ensemble. The other six identical building complexes on Rosenhöhe are partially occupied by artists. An open garden connects the settlement’s houses with each other. Through the adjacent Mathildenhöhe, the historical artists’ colony and the neighbouring Hochschule Darmstadt/ Faculty of Design, Atelierhaus Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1 additionally becomes a place with special importance for the contemporary artists living there for a limited period of time.

»Bizarre Escapes — Humour in Photography«

About this year’s topic of »11. Darmstadt Photography Days«

Humour and photography share more common aspects than is superficially apparent. Both of them probe the status quo, exaggerate events and process experiences from a specifically selected viewpoint. With pointed precision, photography employs odd perspectives in order to visualize, in concentrated moments or by means of unconventional staging, the world in which we live. Only through captivated contemplation can we gain new insights. Humour charmingly takes a look at the everyday, sketching its opposite with a slightly displaced gaze, playing with superficial associations – and causing things below the surface to flare up. Humour or satire in the image are able to visualize comical situations, surprising turns and unexpected contradictions. 

The distanced or displaced mode of contemplation conveys new perspectives to us – and ideally, societal action can be derived from the unexpected findings. At all events, these findings make the gravity of life more bearable and query our attitudes, values and prejudices.


A jury, consisting of the following members, will chose one or more suitable candidates for the residence:

Lukas Einsele (CEO of the society of »Kultur einer Digitalstadt«)

Julia Reichelt (Director of Kunstforum of TU Darmstadt)

Alexandra Lechner (photographer/ founding member of »Darmstadt Photography Days«/ RAY-Curator)

Gregor Schuster (photographer/ founding member of »Darmstadt Photography Days«)

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Byrdcliffe Summer 2020 Artist Residency - Woodstock, NY




Byrdcliffe Artist Residencies offer uninterrupted time and space for creatives in all disciplines. Our serene mountain community is 2.5 hours north of NYC in Woodstock NY with residencies open to individuals, teams, and couples at all stages of their career. Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to live in a community environment surrounded by natural beauty. Artists are invited to participate in optional programming such as open studios, wellness workshops, studio visits, field trips, and communal dinners, or are free to work in solitude during their entire stay.

5 Month Residents live in one of Byrdcliffe’s eight private cabins as an autonomous live/work space. Each cottage varies in its size and structure and is able to accommodate 1-2 people or couples. Individuals, couples, and collaborative and non-collaborative artist teams are encouraged to apply. Byrdcliffe unfortunately is unable to accommodate children at this time.  See complete cabin listings, including photos and a floorplan.

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2020-21 Call for artists




Deadline: January 10, 2020



Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre whose mission is to provide an international community of artists and authors in contemporary art with support by offering space and time for research and experimentation, as well as privileged access to local resources and knowhow.


The centre is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a unique geographic and historical locale. The predominant aspects of the landscapes are farms, forests, and the river. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is situated 115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal.


Originally based on the idea of encounters between sculptors with contemporary practices and those using regional traditional skills, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual-arts artists from all disciplines. The residencies at ENE are intended for professional artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. They offer artists and authors an opportunity to explore their research more deeply, to experiment, and to create in a cultural space that is unique, lively, and stimulating. ENE is a member of Res Artis, Pépinières européennes de création and of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.


The eight-week residency periods, which bring together four artists and one author in the field of contemporary art, are offered in spring, summer, fall, and, in 2020 for the first time, winter. In summer 2019, Est-Nord-Est moved into its new building created and designed specifically for artist and author residencies. The centre’s expertise in hosting residencies oriented the choices made when its premises were built. This new architectural concept places exchanges, friendly relations, and technical and logistical assistance at the heart of the experience offered to residents. Through these choices, the centre once again reaffirms its innovative position with regard to art residencies.


Duration of the residency


8 weeks


Residency periods


Spring: April 20 to June 12, 2020

Summer: July 6 to August 28, 2020

Fall: September 14 to November 6, 2020

Winter: February 1 to March 26, 2021




The eight-week residency includes:

  • Residency honorarium of CAD $1,530
  • Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging
  • Access to specialized equipment (wood, metal, ceramics)
  • Access to a documentation centre (books, magazines)
  • Access to local resources
  • Technical and logistical support
  • Access to a bicycle in summer/ local transportation organized by ENE in winter


* Materials, travel fees and other living charges are at the residents’ expense.


ENE offers artists:

  • Time and a place to devote themselves to research and experimentation
  • Privileged access to local resources and diverse areas of knowhow
  • An international art community


Expectations towards the artists:

  • To make full use of the residency period offered for his/her research
  • To be present during the entire residency period
  • To present his/her approach and research interests at the beginning of the residency at a public event organized by ENE
  • To present his/her research and experiments carried out during the residency at a public event organized by ENE at the end of the residency period
  • To propose a workshop for a youth or community organization in the region (an additional fee of $100 is offered to artists whose workshop proposal is selected) (optional)


Artists are selected according to the following criteria:


  • The artistic quality of the proposal
  • The potential impact of the residency on the artist’s career
  • A constructive mix of art practices
  • A mix of genders and generations
  • Representation by residents from Quebec, Canada, and around the world



A jury of peers evaluates the applications. For each residency, ENE selects artists and authors whose practices are complementary in nature or in dialogue with each other and comply with its mandate.


Submit an application – Deadline: January 10, 2020

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Artist Residency at CourCommune






CourCommune offers residencies from 2 weeks up to 3 months during the months of April through October for visual, print and literary artists in a village 100 kilometers south of Paris.

The core of our reflection on the role of art and artists in a rural environment is based on the exploration of spaces, landscapes and the passage of the seasons. Residents have the opportunity to exchange with the inhabitants, as well as interacting with the physical and historical contexts of the surrounding communities.

We wish to make CourCommune an environment for retreat, encounters and experiences - a space to create supported by a space in which to live in the French countryside.

Disciplines : 
Visual Arts 

Fees and support: 
CourCommune is not in a position to award a scholarship or grant. On the other hand, once the selection of your file has been made, CourCommune will send you an invitation letter for the duration of your project in order to help you find the financing for your residence.

The first two weeks: 300€ and 150€ for each additional week 
500€ per month and 150€ for each additional week 
900€ for 2 months 
1250€ for 3 months

The price includes: a single room in the shared apartment, access to the studio and garden. 
The production materials are the responsibility of the once the village shop. A studio measuring 120 square meters, a three bedroom apartment and a garden welcome artists-in-residence.

The 120 square meter studio, equipped with a printing press and the living quarters with 3 private bedrooms are shared with a maximum of 2 other artists.

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Open Call // Live or Buy







Our fragile sense of self needs support, and this we get by having and possessing things because, to a large degree, we are what we have and possess.

(Tuan, Yi-Fu , 1980, "The Significance of the Artifact," Geo-graphical Review, 70 (4), 462-472.)

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art…

(Le Guin, Ursula K., Speech at the National Book Awards, 2014)

Present-day systems of consumption emphasise the construction of the sense of self through acquisition – having. They present the act of buying a house or upgrading to the latest tech innovation as a kind of “self-improvement”; and in some ways, it may be simpler and easier to have than to be or become. However, satisfying the individual desire to have drives ever-increasing wealth inequality, labour exploitation and environmental devastation, and within all this, “cultural producers” play a precarious and contradictory role.

What functions do art, fashion and design serve beyond consumerism? Perhaps we can loosen capitalism’s ideological hold on the concept of exchange? Human beings intrinsically have much more than their accumulations of objects: ideas, bodies, and ways of relating to both human and non-human others that are not predetermined by economic transactionality. On both a macro- and a micro-scale, there is great scope for cultural producers to re-think ecologies of consumption. 

Residency 16: Live or Buy has been developed with artist Nina Sarnelle, clothing designer Ida Falck Øien and clothing label HAiKw/. It will offer participants the opportunity to explore these critical questions in intimate, personal and physical ways. Sarnelle and Falck Øien plan to test the potential of dematerialised, interactive techniques (borrowed from areas such as live action role play, therapy, improvisation and social practice), to escape the pervasive logic of the free market and – through fantasy, allegory or live experiment – propose alternative forms of social or economic organization. Their goal is not to arrive at a grand solution but rather (in Donna Haraway’s phrase) to stay with the trouble, embracing doubt and working with failure and intuition to develop new practices of research, inquiry and “dirty hybrids” of resistance. 

Residents are warmly encouraged to bring their own specialisms to bear in the course of the residency. When applying, please articulate (a) the relevant background knowledge and experience you will bring to the residency, (b) the particular interests or topic you plan to explore during your stay, and (c) its relationship to the agendas above. Applications are welcomed from cultural producers working at any point along the theory-practice spectrum.

Nina Sarnelle and Ida Falck Øien use both theory and art/design practice to look at issues of consumer power and sustainability. Their work has focused on the clothing industry; on- and offline scams; the politics of “economic development”, and labour infrastructures in the digital economy.


Nina Sarnelle is an artist and musician living in Los Angeles, with a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and additional training in vocal performance and movement improvisation. She is co-founder of two artist collectives, the Institute for New Feeling and dadpranks, Her work includes intimate participatory performances, large public events, music composition, video, text and sculpture. her practice thrives on the energy of collaboration. Driven by an intuitive style of research, Sarnelle’s projects attempt to reconcile powerful abstract systems with the most personal or mundane parts of everyday life. Her work has been shown at Whitechapel Gallery (London), Hammer Museum (LA), Getty Center (LA), Ballroom Marfa (TX), MoMA (NY), Istanbul Modern (Turkey), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), NADA (Miami), Museum of Art, Architecture & Technology (Lisbon), Fundacion PROA (Buenos Aires), Black Cube (Denver), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), Recess (NY), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany), Jardin Essential (Brussels), UNSW Galleries (Sydney), Project 88 (Mumbai), Kevin Space (Vienna), Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum (Genova), Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe), Mwoods (Beijing), MoCA Cleveland, Human Resources (LA), Borscht Festival (Miami), SPACES (Cleveland), Threewalls (Chicago), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh), and featured in Frieze, Art in America, Vogue Italy, Huffington Post, SFMoMA, Creators Project, FlashArt, and Hyperallergic. More information available at

Ida Falck Øien is a designer and researcher based in Oslo, with educational background in fine arts and fashion from respectively The National Academy of the Arts in Bergen (2005) and The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (2007). After working in fashion internationally for years she costarted the collaborative fashion platform and label HAiKw/ in 2012 and continues to work with collaborative and interdisciplinary research, on and through clothing in and beyond the fashion realm. Currently, Falck Øien is enrolled in the artistic research programme at The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, department of design. Her PhD project, called Transactional Aesthetics explores the agency of and critical potential in consumption centres and transition points and their mechanics. Haikw/ is a collaborator to her PhD project due for delivery 2021. 


HAiKw/ (est. 2012) is an Oslo based clothing label operating as a collaborative platform working through/with/around clothing. Their name reflects their working method; the Norwegian word haik means to hitch hike. They work mainly through collaborative practices and ethnographic research to investigate thematics relating to the human psyche as approached through clothing as a carrier of stories, dreams and communication. They have held artists residencies at Rogaland Center for Contemporary Art and Bergen Kunsthall Upstairs in Norway. They were Bik Bok prize winner 2018, Söderberg prize 2017 nominee, and have been collected by the National Museum of Art and Design in Oslo, have exhibited and performed their collaborations at Rod Bianco Gallery, Galleri Golsa, Kunstnernes Hus, Format Gallery in Oslo and Bergen Kunsthall, Wiels Museum, Brussels, F15 in Moss. HAiKw/ is run by Harald Lunde Helgesen and Ida Falck Øien. Their website is:


PRAKSIS residencies are intensive and structured around the interests and needs of their participants. The particular form that each residency takes is developed collectively through discussion once the group comes together. At the start of the residency, group members are encouraged to share their reasons for applying and what they hope to get out of their time with PRAKSIS.

Early in the residency each participant is expected to give a brief introduction to their practice. Self-led activity will be supplemented by collective activity including, but not limited to visits, meals, discussions and a series of public events that aim to further group research and practice while opening dialogues to wider publics. Proposed areas of research and discussion in relation to the topic of Live or Buy include but are not limited to: ownership, modelling/worlding, thinking with things, privilege, empathy, therapy, irony, protest.

Further activity will be developed collectively through discussion once the group comes together. Group members are encouraged to share their reasons for applying and what they hope to get out of their time with PRAKSIS.

Conveners Ida Falk Oeien and Nina Sarnelle hope to facilitate a non-hierarchical residency featuring a mixture of self-led/independent and planned group activities. Residents are welcome to suggest or lead a group activity, event or workshop around their own research interests and methods. Participants are also encouraged to contribute towards a shared resource list in advance of the residency, including readings, podcasts, films, music, or other materials for consideration during the residency. 


Applications are welcomed from artists, as well as practitioners or theorists in other areas whose interests and experience are relevant to the residency’s theme. Selected residents will be part of a temporary community of between five and eight local and international participants. The residency will involve group activities, discussion and creative exchange around the residency theme, as well as time for independent working. Selection is based on applicants’ ability both to gain from, and contribute to, the activities of the month-long residency.

PRAKSIS aims to provide an environment for development and professional growth: applications are welcome from practitioners of differing ages and experience levels.


This residency is free of charge and offers comfortable accommodation for non-Oslo based residents in central Oslo. Local residents will continue to live at their usual address. The residency community will regularly come together at the residency studio space, and at organised events and meals.

International participants receive a stipend of 3000 NOK (approximately 300 euros) towards additional costs.

Weekly meals encourage for discussion, debate and friendship. On weekdays PRAKSIS will provide lunch at the working space. Dinners for all residents with invited guests will be held weekly.

Oslo has a vibrant and adventurous arts landscape. PRAKSIS will provide residents with information and links to the city’s cultural scene, informing them about exhibitions, talks, performances and other events. PRAKSIS seeks wherever possible to connect participants with relevant organisations and individuals in Oslo. PRAKSIS residencies aims to introduce the residency community to Oslo creatives in various spheres including among others: curators, writers, and artists.

Activities and events will be mainly held at PRAKSIS’s space in central Oslo. At the start of the residency, participants are invited to make a presentation, informally introducing themselves and their practice to the rest of the group. Other activities include residency related visits, a tour of Oslo's galleries, networking events, discussions and group critiques – some open to the public. A screening/seminar event will address issues surrounding the residency theme.

Residents are responsible for their own travel and any further costs.

Two places are available for international residents. Places may be offered subject to securing support. Approximately four spaces are available to local residents.

Our team is happy to support applications for external grants wherever possible. 

Residents are welcomed to suggest or lead an action, activity or workshop that will clarify and support their own background, interests or methodologies. Participants are also encouraged to contribute towards a shared resource list in advance of the residency, potentially including readings, podcasts, films or other materials for consideration during the residency.



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Untitled Artist in Residence 2019/2020 Winter Open Call





About Untitled Space Artist in Residence Program

Untitled Space AiR encourages both young artists to continue their practice upon graduation and practicing artists to be keep inspired. Untitled Space AiR aims at providing an ideal creative and living environment for all artists. Opens to all contemporary artists throughout the year (except February),  during the residency, artists are encouraged to create a new body of work, engage in conversation with artists from Mainland China and around the world.

Duration of Residency

Between 1-3 months


Visual Art

New Media




Film Making



Performing Arts


Untitled Space AiR provides private bedrooms for selected artists with a queen size or super single size bed and air conditioner (warm and cold), a desk and a chair, an open closet. Artists are free to use the kitchen, laundry (washing machine and dryer), rooftop garden, and other common space.


Untitled Space AiR will provide a semi-sharing studio, each resident artist has their own working space. There is a wide variety of tools/equipment available for resident artists. Such as easel, tripod, lighting gear, projector, monitor, speakers, electric kiln and etc. 


The residency program is run as a sustainable residency. Selected resident artist need to pay a residency fee total of 8800 CNY for one month stay, which is to meet the minimum cost of running the residency program

Residency Program does not carry any funding or scholarship yet, so encourage artists to manage the scholarship application, grants or financial support in their home countries during the application period. Untitled Space will provide the necessary documentation to the selected applicant that so requires

The artist is responsible for transportation, food, art material, and other living expenses.

Application Process

Applicant artist submit the online application form

Untitled Space and external judges will decide the selection of applicant based on the submitted materials

The selected applicant will be notified by email

Non-selected artists will also be notified by email

Selected artist submit one profile photo, and two images of works (with title and details)

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