GlogauAIR, Berlin 2021

GlogauAIR, Berlin 2021

GlogauAIR is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by the artist Chema Alvargonzalez with the intention to create a meeting point between artists from all disciplines to work in collaboration, expanding their practice in terms of material, format, and style. Centered on the principles of explore, create, and exhibit, the residency program offers the use of a studio space in a historic building in Berlin and a base in Kreuzberg from which to explore and discover the creative side of the city.

Taking part in a residency at GlogauAIR, 13 international artists, with diverse social and geographical backgrounds, will receive support, advice, and develop their work in a dynamic community of coexistence. At the same time, they will get to know a new culture and landscape, getting influences from Berlin, renowned for contemporary culture. During the residency each artist will live inside one of the GlogauAIR’s Studios, having the opportunity to not only completely immerse in its own creative process, but also share ideas and opinions with the other artists living there.

There are 13 studios distributed over the top 3 floors of this historic Kreuzberg building from 1896. Each floor has a shared kitchen, shower, WC and WIFI. Basic expenses, including maintenance, gas, electricity, and internet, and utilities are included in the accommodation. The kitchens are fully equipped and the studios have a double sofa bed with bed linen, table, chairs, desk lamp / bed lamp, wardrobe and shelves. There is also a charming garden and a backyard for common use.

Different activities and collaboration projects are organized in or by GlogauAIR, including artist talks, interviews, studio visits and interchange programs with other residences and institutions, as well as a welcome lunch to get introduced to GlogauAIR's community. The main activity and event is the GlogauAIR's Open Studios Exhibition, which will be held by artists at the end of every residency. This is a great opportunity to literally open the doors of what has been the burning centre of your 3 or 6 months intensive artistic production and experimentation, showcasing your project with direct contact to the local art scene and a dialog with Berlin’s art lovers and enthusiasts. On the occasion of the Open Studios exhibition, GlogauAIR will edit a catalogue with information and photos of every resident artist, as well as a flyer and press release.

As part of the residency program, an experienced international curator part of GlogauAIR team will offer assistance during the residency time. Through individual meetings, the curator will share ideas, references, and possibilities to enrich the creative process. The close professional exchange between artist and curator can be a source of expanding the creative experience, opening new professional horizons in the art and cultural field and enable learning about other trends or disciplines. The GlogauAIR team will provide assistance, advice and will attend basic technical demands at specific points during the residency and in preparation for the Open Studios. GlogauAIR will also provide access to all the equipment and tools available in the residence, including woodworking tools and multimedia equipment such as projectors and screens.

The artist must take responsibility to pay individually for the costs of the studio prices and insurance, transport and travel expenses. Normally the artist will look for a grant in his/her country to finance all the costs, although GlogauAIR will do everything possible to facilitate the search for financial aid, i.e. sending a non-binding letter of invitation that endorses the decision of the artist. The residency fees are:

  • Accommodation 600 € / month (3 or 6 months)
  • Open Studios, Program and Technical Support Fee  1.500 € / quarter (paid 120 days in advance)
  • Deposit guarantee 1.000 € (which will be refunded at the end of the Residency)

Second artist +100 € / month (only for artists with a proven track record of working together as an artistic pair).

The deadline for applying is 30 November 2020 and the application is online.