DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Fellowship

The fellowship was established to offer artists time and space to focus on their creative practice without production obligations. Fellows are invited to actively engage not only with the dynamic cultural scenes of Berlin and Germany but also various communities within the city. Each year around twenty outstanding artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds are invited to Berlin. The Artists-in-Berlin Program is committed to including and presenting a wide range of voices and perspectives. Of particular importance to us here is the advancement of gender equality.

Since its inception, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program has been a key player in cultivating the internationalization of contemporary art in Germany. However, there is still much work to be done in terms of recognizing the value and relevance of contemporary practices beyond a Eurocentric framework. At present, we see it as our responsibility to demonstrate a clear commitment to creating equal access, visibility, and resources through our institutional practice without measuring artistic positions against a Western art and culture system and its market.

The application period for fellowships in 2025 in the fields of filmliterature, and music & sound is now open. The deadline is December 17, 2023 23:59 CET.
In the visual arts category, candidates are nominated and selected by a specialist jury. Accordingly, applications cannot be submitted in this field.

Before applying, please read the information on the application process and scholarship benefits provided here: FAQ.

The duration of the fellowship is twelve months in the visual arts, literature, and music categories, and six months in the film category.

A monthly stipend to cover living expenses and rent.

Provision of a furnished apartment. Please note that not all apartments have the same level of accessibility (e.g. elevator / equipment).

Travel and luggage expenses (scheduled flight, economy class), also for partners and children if they reside in Berlin for the entire duration of the fellowship

If necessary: health, accident, and liability insurance; premiums are deducted from the stipend payments.

German language courses (optional).

HOW CAN I APPLY?

The application period begins on October 16, 2023 and ends on December 17, 2023, 23:59 CET.

A personal data form and an application form including links to work samples must be completed online. The application portal can be accessed here during the application period.

For detailed guidelines on submitting your work please see →HOW DO I SUBMIT MY WORK SAMPLES?

Optionally, a PDF of press reviews can also be uploaded. Due to the multi-phase application process, all links must remain available until August of the following year (see →WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SUBMISSION?).

In contrast to previous years, we do not accept any submissions via email. Thank you for understanding.

Website link: Apply now – Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de)

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