ZK/U BERLIN OPEN CALL FOR RESIDENCES
Deadline:January 31st, 2016
Length of residency:2 to 8 months
ZK/U Residence concept and investigation lines: http://www.zku-berlin.org/concept/
ZK/U Residence: http://www.zku-berlin.org/residency/
Application process: http://www.zku-berlin.org/apply/
In the context of its research and residency program, ZK/U offers a ‘living & work space’: furnished studio-apartments (half of which have private bathrooms), communal facilities, a platform open for public events, lectures, discussions, screenings, performances and presentations.
ZK/U welcomes artists, scholars, and practitioners (curators, activists, autodidacts, etc.) interested in
cross-disciplinary theory and practice dealing with ‘the city’.
Artists should be working professionally in their fields and have a broad range of projects and exhibition experience. Scholars and practitioners should have some years of professional experience.
Artists, scholars, and practitioners can apply individually or as a group. We especially encourage group applications consisting of artists working with scholars or practitioners from other disciplines.
Furthermore, the residents are invited to use ZK/U as a platform, and propose their own formats or longterm satellite projects.
The selection criteria will be based upon the founding concept of ZK/U. There are no limitations
concerning age or region of provenance of the applicant. The application proposal should be coherent
with the Open Call conceptual frame and our Investigation lines (http://www.zku-berlin.org/concept/).
For individual fellows, depending on the studio-apartment and length of stay, the resident’s costs are between 500 and 800 euro a month. After being selected, ZK/U will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and identifying relevant funding networks and grants.
Application material (in German or English)
1. online application form (http://www.zku-berlin.org/apply)
2. curriculum vitae
3. portfolio, publications and/or catalogs as pdfs
4. long description of your plans for the residency / research or project proposal
(max. 5000 characters, pdf maximum of 5mb. Please keep in mind the following questions: which discourse or field of practice are you referring to, how do you want to realise your work, how do you want to engage with the other fellows during your stay, what do you need or expect from ZKU?)
Please send the 3 PDF documents* (15mb maximum combined) through wetransfer to
The additional material can be sent by post to:
Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik - Residency
more info at www.zku-berlin.org
* note >>The application materials will not be send back. It will be filed in the ZKU archive. You can pick it up within 2 years after your application.