SomoS Berlin Virtual Artist Residency is a 3-month online seminar that seeks to positively accompany the participating artist’s work progress, providing input, support, and visibility while creating a stimulating community. The online residency is a dedicated productive joint process that will help the artist to focus on their strengths.
The moderators and atelier visitors include such acclaimed artists as Ari Versluis and Jean-Ulrick Désert, and curators Lee Plested and Lena Reisner.
The SomoS Virtual Artist Residency aims to provide its participating artists with the same level of support, visibility, constructive critique, collegial input, professional focus, cultural exchange, and networking opportunities as a physical residency at SomoS would, all within the framework of an intimate, friendly, and respectful cosmopolitan community.
The inclusive program is designed to be useful to artists of any age, nationality, background, and experience, as long as they have established a professional creative practice in some form or another. Some artists take part in preparation of a later physical artist residency, while others take part to find fresh inspiration, focus, and support while bearing pandemic restrictions.
While the Virtual Artist Residency is an online experience, it is still infused with a localized sense of the Berlin art scene and of SomoS’ curatorial focus. This is done by integrating Berlin art professionals such as artists, critics, gallerists, writers, curators; former SomoS AIR residents; or former exhibited artists, while building upon the existing theme complex of SomoS’ exhibitions and art projects, dedicated to dialog, challenging assumptions, and representing various standpoints.
The participation in SomoS Virtual Artist Residency includes:
Monthly joint virtual visits to galleries or established artist studios
Artist video interviews. Made in close cooperation with the artist, these include online interviews and footage of the artist’s work and environment, to be disseminated online
Indefinite documentation on the SomoS website (artist page, project page with original essay, galleries, video)
Online social- and resource hub
Continuous access to the rooms of SomoS’ encrypted private text/voice/video chat server
All sessions are live, no pre-recorded content or digital downloads are involved
A certificate of participation
The Virtual Artist Residency has a duration of minimally 3 months, beginning on a rolling basis at the start of the month. It takes place in English and requires a good internet connection.
All applicants to SomoS’ Virtual Artist-in-Residence Program are requested to provide the following materials:
A description of the specific project proposal for the period of their virtual residency, maximum 500 words.
The proposed dates of the virtual residency
A link to their website and or social media channel(s)
An up-to-date CV
An artist statement
A portfolio in pdf format
Please send all application materials and a short message (including your preferred time) with the title “Virtual Artist Residency Application” to SomoS:firstname.lastname@example.org
by Open Calls
Type: offering / offering
Deadline: Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 23:59h