Deadline: Open call
Takt A.I.R. Berlin 2013!
2013//Ongoing open call for Takt A.I.R. Berlin and Gallery//stay and work in Berlin Friedrichshain
WELCOME TO TAKT!
//Ongoing open call for Takt A.I.R. Berlin//
Three friendly residency apartments on one residential street in Berlin in Friedrichshain (there's space for 10 artists in their own live/work studios)
One Residency apartment for writers and Digital Media artists in Berlin in Prenzlauerberg (artists can also stay with their children here)
Kunstraum Tapir, our gallery is also part of the project.
Fully furnished live/work spaces with a shared kitchen and bathroom - For the artist residency at Takt in Friedrichshain
A fully furnished apartment in which to live and work (but only desk work) or residency for artists with children in Prenzlauerberg
A residency program with artist talks, events and a final group show
Linens and towels, also additional desks or easels as needed
Bikes for rent
You can now apply for a three month residency, new sessions begin in January - April - July - October
Shorter periods of one or two months are also available
Please get in touch with us if you have particular time constraints
We welcome artists who are in the visual, performing, music or literary arts
Takt Residency Berlin:
Is a small private (mainly family run) project (not a big institution!) started as a gallery (Takt Kunstprojektraum) in 2003.
The residency project was founded in 2007 By Marcus Ahlers and Antje Görner.
We invite the artists to come to Takt from abroad for a certain amount of time to work here without disturbances.
If you are searching for a friendly space to work on your own in peace, this is it!
Our selection of artists takes into consideration many aspects such as educational level, the project you intend to work on, diversity, etc. There's generally no age limit at Takt.
Please check our website to get an overview about former residents.
What we don't offer is a tough competitive situation.
We organize weekly art critics and talks (English language is prefered at all meetings and talks) however we don't want to be an art school with focus on exclusivity.
We strive for a wide variety of artists who want to work on their own projects and are willing to share their experiences, while enjoying time in a vibrant city. Of course you are welcome to travel during your stay but please take into consideration the weekly talks and other events.
Takt is situated in Friedrichshain, in former East Berlin (next to Kreuzberg and Mitte).
Friedrichshain might be the hippest area in town at the moment, very vibrant, full of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Within walking distance are Boxhagener Platz with Saturday and Sunday markets and Frankfurter Allee with it's old Stalin era buildings.
All of our studios are street level at a very quiet back streets.
Next to our gallery Kunstraum Tapir is the Tapir Residency, it has four live/work studios.
There's also a big studio which is mainly a shared studio, depending on the month
All of the studios have wooden floors
The building is old and charming
The bathroom has toilet and shower and in the kitchen is space for four people to sit and chat (maybe more...)
The space has two separate entrances which provides privacy and peace
Residency M6 is our smallest apartment space.
It's cosy, with three live/work studios
A shared kitchen and a nook with a table and chairs
The bathroom has a toilet and shower
The space is mainly shared with two other artists however, it's also perfect if you prefer to be on your own
Residency M14 is again a big apartment space with three live/work studios.
There's a shared kitchen and bathroom (toilet is separate)
The fourth studio is our office
The Residency for Writers or Digital Media Artists is a two room apartment at Prenzlauerberg for one artist (it doesn't have a studio for painting, sculpture, etc)
There's a kitchen and a bathroom
The neighborhood is a very tranquil and beautiful area
If you want to work in peace and like to stay on your own it's perfect.
It's also possible for artists (that do not need a studio and have children with children to stay). In that case we can help provide for any special needs
Room sizes and fees (per month as of 2013):
Start of the next residency: 6th of January - 6th of April - July
Tapir (total ca. 160sq.m.): four studios and one bathroom with toilet, kitchen
Studio 1: 30sq.m.:950€
Studio 2: 26sq.m.: 850€
Studio 3: 16sq.m.: 800€
Studio 4: 12sq.m.: 650€
Studio 5.one big studio ca 38 sq.m. ONLY STUDIO USE/NOT OVERNIGHT
additional studio space, shared : 350€
or for one person: 700€
The residency is next to our gallery but has it's own entrance!
Residency M6 (total ca.80sq.m.):
Studio 1: 12sq.m.: 650€
Studio 2: 21sq.m.: 850€
studio 3: 20sq.m.: 850€
Residency M14 (total ca. 130sq.m.)
studio1: ca 22sq.m.: 850€
studio 2: ca 22sq.m.: 850€
studio 3: ca.26sq.m.: 900€
Residency for Writers or Digital Media Artists/residency for artists traveling with children:
55sq.m., The apartment is fully furnished and has been renovated. There are two rooms: with one king size bed and the other room contains a desk, sofa, table and chair. There is also a balcony, kitchen is fully equipped, bathroom has a shower and toilet.
We can provide toddlers toys etc. and can guide you through Berlin with your children.
Generally: If you want to share your studio with your partner: 350€ each person each month (children under 6:
free of charge)
cleaning costs and residency maintenance:
20 € for each month for the final cleaning of the common spaces
20 € bedding each person
30€ final cleaning of the studio (50€ for the writers residency)
deposit: 250€ (you get back at the end of your stay)
Please send us your application online. You will find all of the information you need attached.
There are no deadlines, after selection we get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Please check our FAQs, which are also attached.
When you reserve/book (after being selected!) your studio you agree in our terms and conditions.
At the beginning of your stay, Takt organizes an initial meeting to welcome everyone and give them the opportunity to introduce themselves and their projects to the group.
We have regular talks with a visiting artist at our studios, residents are asked to show and discuss their new works.
There's also a weekly event to "introduce" you to Berlin (these include gallery visits, concerts, studio visits of Berlin based artists and visits of collections in town, etc.)
We do our best to assist and support, but we don't individually guide the groups and are not responsible for contacts between artists and galleries.
Each artist is responsible for their own activities. We can't connect you with the art scene of Berlin, we only can suggest you which opening you should visit etc. - you need to be able to find your own way!
Please note that after this residency you won't have a solo at Guggenheim.... ;)
We will curate a group show at the end of each three month stay (March, June, September and December).
The curator selects the artists and their works for the final show.
We send out a newsletter for every opening and we are listed online (check out our current network: http://taktberlin.org/residency/links.htm)
Takt curates (or supports) shows at the Tapir gallery and other partner galleries/showrooms.
We are one of the independent project spaces in Berlin and also very interested in being a part of the local cultural network (for example organising gallery visits and projects for daycares, preschools and schools).
You can see the documentation on our site:
Bernd and I are a couple and we manage the residency.
(co-founder of Takt residency and kunstraum tapir, artist and curator)
Meisterschüler, KHB art school Berlin
(co-founder of kunstraum tapir, webdesign, management)
Our Takt colleagues:
(Takt Tuesday talk: visiting artist and curator)
cooperates with Takt as a visiting artist and curator and will lead the Takt studio visits
MFA Painting and Printmaking, Yale University,
http://www.isabelmanalo.com/ , http://thestudiovisit.com/
(curator of the Takt group show in March 2013)
graduate programme in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice
(coordinator of the Takt group)
B.A. in Fine Arts from Saint Xavier University, Chicago
At the end of each month we clean all common spaces.
During the month we have a rotating cleaning system shared between all residents.
All costs must be covered by the artists. When selected and after booking the studio we can send invitations to artists who want to apply for funds.
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