Call for entries
Deadline: 31 March 2012

International Open Call for Residencies

KUNSTrePUBLIK is happy to announce its first OPEN CALL for residencies at ZKU (Zentrum fuer Kunst und Urbanistik / Center for Art and Urbanistics) in Berlin.

The call is directed at artists, scholars and practitioners (curators, activists, autodidacts etc.) interested in cross-disciplinary theory and practice dealing with the city.

ZKU was founded by several artists from the Berlin-based artists‘ collective KUNSTrePUBLIK, offering residencies for artistic practice at the interface of urban research. Following a three year process of negotiations and reconstructions, and with a lot of support from friends and colleagues (Thanks!), the ZKU will open its doors for residents in June 2012. Located in a former railway depot surrounded by a newly landscaped public park, ZKU seeks to develop projects, co-produce knowledge and share values created through exchange. The site has been established through a longterm lease allowing independent research, programming and production. ZKU focuses on the processes that come from, and feed into, the particular contexts of its residents’ practice, whether they be locally-defined situations or international discourses.

Please check out our website and don’t hesitate to distribute the ‘Open Call’
Open Call Information (English only)

Dates and duration of the residencies
Starting from June 2012-on, with residencies from 2 to 12 months. We will contact applicants within four weeks after the application deadline.

Applicant Requirements
Artists should be working professionally in their fields, with a broad range of projects and exhibition experience.

Scholars are expected to have attained a level equivalent to a master’s degree, and preferably to have some years of professional experience.

Practitioners should have a broad range of professional experience in their fields.

Artists, scholars and practitioners can apply individually or as a group. We encourage group applications consisting of artists working with scholars or practitioners from other disciplines.

ZKU is partly funding the ‘Open Call.’ Unfortunately, full grants are currently not available.
ZKU will support the invited residential fellow in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing the fellow with an official invitation and identifying relevant funding networks. The official invitation is valid for at least a year, allowing the fellow to find matching funds.

Depending on the size of the studio-apartement and the length of your stay, the resident’s expenses will be between 470 and 880 euro a month, covering the costs of your studio-apartment and allowing you to use ZKU’s spatial facilities (open space, communal kitchen, conference space, basement and workshop spaces, roofed terrace). You will also be able to present your work and will be part of our regular publication.

You should calculate an additional minimum of 400 euros per month for yourself, covering food, transportation and leisure in Berlin.

How to apply
To apply directly, please fill out the application form found on the website and include the required supporting material. The application proposal should refer to one of the current themes of the ZKU residency program or to an independent research and practice proposal (‘Ad Hoc’ theme).