The DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence programme (BKP) is one of the world’s most renowned programmes, offering grants to artists in the fields of visual arts, film, literature and music.
Applications are invited from writers, composers and filmmakers. Visual artists will be by invitation only (no applications!). This is an award scholarship: the scholarships are granted to extraordinary and internationally established artists from abroad, who have already established their reputation and style.
Every year, around 20 internationally known and qualified artists of all ages, with a unique distinguished artistic signature and a body of work of their own, in the field of visual arts, film, literature and music are yearly invited to spend 12 months in Berlin. The grant for filmmakers is limited to a 6-month stay. Invitations in the fields of literature, music and film are discussed by international juries, with changing membership, that meet each spring in Berlin.
The Berlin Künstlerprogramm is designed to give artists freedom for creative work, promote the variety and diversity of artistic approaches and strengthen the freedom of expression and the arts. Age is not taken into account. The scholarship holders are given every freedom to evolve, focus on their artistic works or exchange ideas. The scholarship benefits provide for an adequate lifestyle; furnished apartments and work areas are provided.
The Berlin Künstlerprogramm is a platform for cultural and artistic exchange which transcends the borders of Europe. An artistic dialogue which reaches beyond the cultural, geographical and political borders is one of the key notions in the programme’s work. The artists’ presence and their production as well as the events organized by the Berlin Künstlerprogramm in cooperation with the various cultural institutions in the German capital or elsewhere bring to life the forum’s artistic dialogue and transform it into action.
Application deadline: 1 December 2016