Women Artists in Residence 2023

Artistic fields
Dance, Drawing, Fashion, Film, Installation, Interdisciplinary, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textiles, Video, Visual Arts, Writing, Digital
The residency is awarded exclusively to female artists. It expressly supports all artistic fields except graphics and applied arts. There is no age limit. However, your training or studies should be completed.
Rent-free in 1935 house on Schwanenwerder at the Wannsee lake in Berlin
A monthly public transportation ticket from Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) will be provided, and there is a bicycle for artists to use if they wish.
Women are underrepresented in art. Sculptor Franziska Seifert wants to change this and, together with her husband Tim Cordts, she established a charitable foundation to support female artists through a residency programme. In the house on Schwanenwerder at the Wannsee lake in Berlin female artists from all over the world can work undisturbed and rent-free for two to ten months and carry out projects dear to their hearts. What a fantastic opportunity … What do you do with a house in a very exclusive location that you don't want to use yourself? Sculptor Franziska Seifert (55) set up a residence for female artists in the house of her late mother. What makes the house special is not only its new use but also its location: Schwanenwerder – Berlin's expensive island with a dark past. Industrialists, merchants and bankers lived here, many of them were of Jewish origin and were expelled after 1933. Thereafter, the island was firmly in the hands of the Nazi leadership. After 1945 American military men and the German publisher Axel Springer resided here.
Berlin, Germany
10 months
Required documents
Artwork / Portfolio
Motivation Letter
Application type
Cordts Art Foundation
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