Deadline: Open call

OPEN CALL: Takt A.I.R. Residency for Artists and Writers in Berlin

Spend 1-3 months doing an artist residency in the vibrant and creative city of Berlin.

Description of residency programme
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 and writers 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.

Duration of residency
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) in our gallery space Kunstraum Tapir. 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.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We welcome applications from artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines, including: animation, architecture, arts administration, ceramics, curating, dance, design, drawing, film making, literature/writing, musicians, new media, painting, performing arts, playwriting, printmaking, sculpture, sound art, textile art, visual arts and those who practice a range of creative disciplines. The residency is suited towards creative individuals at various stages in their careers – from emerging to established – with no age restrictions. We also have facilities for artists with families to take part in our residency programme.

There is a small team on hand to help with enquiries during your stay and a range of tools that can be borrowed upon request. There are great art and supply stores in Berlin where artists can source and buy specialist materials.

Accommodation and gallery spaces
Takt residency has a number of live/work studios in Berlin, including an apartment also suitable for artists visiting with families, located in Friedrichshain and Prenzlauerberg and 2 gallery spaces: Kunstraum Tapir in Friedrichshain and Possum Gallery in Mitte. It is also possible to take part in the programme if you have your own accommodation in Berlin.

A full description of our studios can be found in our Info Pack, which is available to download from our website at:

Fees and support
Takt receives no external funding so all costs must be covered by the artists. Fees range between €1100 -€1400 per month to include a live/work studio space and the Takt programme. Once a studio is booked we are happy to write letters of invitation for those applying for funding.

Expectations towards the artist
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 information
Applicants are invited to write an outline of the project they would like to carry out during their stay at Takt and to fill in the application form online at or email their application proposal and preferred dates to

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OPEN CALL: Takt A.I.R. Residency for Artists and Writers in Berlin

OPEN CALL: Takt A.I.R. Residency for Artists and Writers in Berlin


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