Takt Kunstprojektraum A.I.R. Berlin

General information

Brief description of organisation

Takt A.I.R. is a small, independent Berlin-based arts organisation, which started as a gallery in 2003 and expanded into a residency programme in 2007. The residency provides a creative hub for artists who are new to Berlin, with the aim of fostering their creative energies, promoting cross-cultural artistic exchange, and introducing international artists to our vibrant and exciting city.?
Takt’s 1-3 month residency programme is aimed at providing artists and writers who want to immerse themselves in Berlin’s vibrant cultural scene with a studio and a creative, supportive environment in which to work. Takt accepts applications from artists and writers at varying stages of their career, who work in a wide range of disciplines.
The residency has 12 live/work studios, including an apartment suitable for artists with families, located in Prenzlauerberg and 2 gallery spaces. It is also possible to take part in the programme if you have your own accommodation in Berlin.


Antje Görner - MANAGER
[MA University of Arts Weissensee, Berlin (2003)]
Artist / Curator / Co-founder of Takt Residency & Kunstraum Tapir / Founder of Takt Academy

Bernhard E. Haas - MANAGER
Musician / Piano builder / Occupational Therapist / Web-Designer / Co-founder of Kunstraum Tapir

A full list of our current colleagues and mentors can be found on our website: www.taktberlin.org/about%20us.htm

For further information:
Visit our website: www.taktberlin.org
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/taktberlin
Follow us on Instagram: @takt.berlin

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The residency is a 3-month programme (shorter periods are possible upon request) comprising of; weekly group critiques with our resident curator, regular artist talks, life drawing classes, artist studio visits, gallery visits and German language classes. All participating Takt residency artists take part in a quarterly group exhibition at the end of their stay (in March, June, September and December).
Alongside the residency program, there is also time for artists to pursue their own work and explore ideas independently. Takt also runs a unique one-to-one mentoring scheme with established Berlin-based artists and writers as an optional add-on to the residency programme.
The residency is primarily an English-speaking environment with all talks, critiques and activities conducted in English.
Alongside the programme, Takt organises cultural & social events such as movie nights in the gallery, group pot-luck dinners and keeps you up-dated about interesting exhibitions and art openings in Berlin.

How to apply: Please fill in the application form online at http://taktberlin.org/residency-application/ or email your application to taktberlin@gmail.com

Volunteer and internship applications are welcome. To apply please email your interest and CV to taktberlin@gmail.com

For further information:
Visit our website: www.taktberlin.org
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/taktberlin
Follow us on Instagram: @takt.berlin

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Design, curatorial residency
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time

between 16 and 20

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners

The writer´s residency apartment is also a possibility for artists traveling with their children.

Grants available

We offer grants for former Takt alumni to stay and work at Takt for one month. Grant awardees: 2014: Yujin Lee 2015: Harold Hollingsworth ‎Erika Boudreau-Barbee Olivia Bishop Philip Frank Salma Saadi Caroline Gower Solomiya Moroz 2016: Concetta Abate

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food

All costs must be covered by the artists. Once a studio is booked we are happy to write letters of invitation for those applying for funding.

Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
  • Cleaning
  • Exhibition
  • Other

Artists are invited to present their work to the Takt team and other residents at the start of their stay, take part in group crits and participate in a quarterly residency exhibition at the end of their stay. Artists are expected to keep their studio spaces and the communal areas clean and tidy and respect their fellow residents and neighbours by keeping noise to a minimum. The residency is a non-smoking environment.

Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
Number of studios

between 16 and 20

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • German
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Our Prenzlauer Berg studios are close to Schonhauser Allee station.

By plane

Our residency locations in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg are easily reached from both Tegel and Schönefeld airports.

By car

Takt studios are located in Prenzlauer Berg are easily reached by car and taxi.

Nearest airport

Tegel and Schönefeld Airports are equally close.

Contact information

Takt Kunstprojektraum A.I.R. Berlin
Kunstraum Tapir, Weserstrasse11
Prenzlauer Berg (10437)


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