A jury annually selects approximately 20 international guests for the Berliner Künstlerprogramm. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply.
Funds are provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin and by the Berlin Senate. Each year, approximately 15 to 20 internationally known and well-qualified young visual artists and writers and composers from abroad are invited to spend 12 months in Berlin (6 months in exceptional cases). The grant for filmmakers is limited to a 6-month stay.
In Berlin, artists have the opportunity to continue their work undisturbed and to participate actively in the city’s cultural life. The aim of this programme is to promote exchange of experience among artists and to foster their involvement with current cultural issues in other countries.
Through numerous internal meetings and a variety of events which are carried out in cooperation with local cultural institutions (galleries, museums and exhibition halls, radio stations, universities, the Akademie der Künste, Literarisches Colloquium, Literaturhaus, Berliner Festspiele, Künstlerhaus Bethanien etc.), the Berliner Künstlerprogramm endeavours to establish contacts with local artists and personalities involved in the city’s cultural life.
Under certain conditions, the DAAD may subsidise specific projects (exhibitions, shows, publications, readings, translations); in each case, this requires special permission from the director of the
programme. The invitations are issued in conjunction with grants that allow for an adequate standard of living. Guests of the programme will be provided with furnished flats and work spaces (studios) in Berlin.
For more information and an application form visit http://www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de/en/stipendien.html
The deadline is 1 January 2011, so you will need to move very quickly!