Takt A.I.R. Berlin I Leipzig - Artist Residency/ Academy

General information

Brief description of organisation

Artist Residency I Academy

TAKT is a community building, independent arts organisation and a creative hub for artists who are new to Berlin (and Leipzig),

With the aim of fostering their creative energies, we introduce international artists to our vibrant and exciting city and promote international artistic exchange,


Antje Görner
Founder, Director, Curator & Artist

Bernhard E. Haas
Founder & Director

David Kantounas
Takt Curator, Writer and Mentor

We work with a lot of colleagues and helpers, fam & friends, without this support TAKT PROJECT would not be possible.

For the current Takt mentors list please go to: taktberlin.org ##
about us

TAKT has created three programmes:

- RESIDENCY Programme (not public - 600€/month)
- Academy Programme (open to the public, free talks/ workshops with fee)
- Gallery Programme (with TAKT A.I.R. Group Shows and selected alumni and other)

TAKT Academy Programme -
open to the public - join us! visit us!

We organize
- weekly free artist and curators talks, performances, readings and workshops, lectures and art-related events
- athe Mentoring programme and soon we will add more language exchange...etc.

SPOT on our artist-led gallery space:
TAPIR GALLERY, Neue Hochstrasse 8, Berlin- Wedding

2, TAPIR Gallery Programme
- monthly changing ART shows
- quarterly curated TAKT Residency Group Shows

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program


composed for 3 months and includes:

- participation of the free public events of the TAKT Academy incl. the possibility of holding a public talk

- monthly begin: we welcome our newbies, casual meeting in one of the neighborhood bars

- weekly meetings/ group critiques with the TAKT curator

- weekly meetings with Berlin based artists in their studios

- guided gallery (and/or) other tours in town with insiders

- weekly life drawing classes

- German language classes

- participation for ALL residents in a curated TAKT A.I.R. Group exhibition festival at TAPIR Gallery

- incl. a printed poster with all participants, TAKT newsletter

- permanent personalised link on our website, Social Media presence and FB Group, links etc.

- monthly final come together in the neighborhood to give a warm goodbye for those leaving

We offer a network of information and help to all residents, we are there, visible and joyful. The programme is structured but as loose as you need it to follow your own creative path, to pursue your own work and explore ideas independently.

additional offer:
one-by-one mentoring by TAKT mentors

This offer is not included in the programme fee


- at our OKAPI Studios
studios for painter or Digital workers (no liquids)
shared housing or apartments for one/a couple

option 1,

- stay at Takt\'s OKAPI Studios (situated in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, walking distance from the TAPIR gallery)
This offer inludes the programme fee already.

option 2,

- programme only (and stay elsewhere)


We don\'t select artists who apply for just the OKAPI studios as we put special emphasis on the community building part of your residency experience!

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • 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 Takt alumni to work at Takt again 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 2017: Farid Adalbaki Rosaana Velasco Madeline Crowley

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

Takt\'s OKAPI studios -
are close to Schoenhauser Allee station.

TAPIR Gallery -
close to Wedding station and Humboldthain station for S-Bahn
and Schwarzkopfstrasse for U-Bahn

By plane

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

By car

Takt\'s OKAPI studios -
are located in Prenzlauer Berg are easily reached by car and taxi.

TAPIR Gallery -
a five minutes drive from there by car,
walking distance trough the beautiful park Humboldthain

Nearest airport

Tegel and Schönefeld Airports are equally close.

Contact information

Takt A.I.R. Berlin I Leipzig - Artist Residency/ Academy
Neue Hochstrasse 8
13347 Berlin


Phone: +4915738493646

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