Artists in Residence (AiR)
Berlin Glas eV will be hosting 2 artists in residence between September 8 and October 3, 2014!
The Artist in Residence (AiR) programme provides established artists, with a strong experience in glassblowing, the opportunity to develop new ideas and skills in hot glass. Artists will be invited to apply for the 4-week-long residency. 2 artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and plans for utilizing the studio at Berlin Glas e.V..
The residency provides access to the hot glass studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and basic materials, as well as access to a personal studio space. The residencies are offered to professional glass artists who are expected to be proficient in glassblowing and the techniques noted in their residency application.
The period of the residency is granted to the named resident only. You may bring your own team of assistance; however, Berlin Glas eV will not underwrite any of the costs for assistants nor are assistants granted studio time of their own.
Berlin Glas, e.V. is a not-for-profit association that gives German and international professional artists as well as students the opportunity to work with hot glass in Berlin. As Berlin is considered an important center for contemporary art, the hot glass studio provides an opportunity for exchange and inspiration between artists working with glass and the abundance of talent in the city. The studio is located in Wedding, in an historical factory that once produced mustard. It is not far from the Bildhauerwerkstatt Foundry.
Residents will be invited to hold a public lecture about their work and an opportunity for an exhibition near the end of the residency can be discussed further once the residency has started – the goal of the residency is to allow the artist to experiment and develop new concepts. It will be important that the resident artist communicates and assists his or her fellow Artist in Resident in an open and friendly manner. This interaction and exchange is seen as being one of the benefits and challenges of the residence period.
Technical Facilities: The hot shop includes one electric furnace with 180kg of clear glass, one glory hole, two annealers and all other regular hot shop equipment such as a pick up kiln, benches, marver, basic hand tools, pipes and irons in various sizes, ladles for casting, blocks etc. Resident artists will have access to a cold-shop at Glasmanufaktur Harzkristall, located in Derenburg, not far from Berlin.
Residents will have access to the hot glass studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and materials as well as daily access to a personal studio space.
Accommodation: The resident artist is required to find their own accommodation for the duration of their stay. Berlin Glas e.V. will be able to provide a list of nearby housing options but is not responsible for artists’ room and board.
Travel: The resident is responsible for organizing and paying their own travels to and from Berlin, Germany.
Cost: The residency will provide basic materials like access to studio facilities, clear glass and some colour. Visiting artists are responsible for bringing any specialist materials and tools other than the basics provided by Berlin Glas e.V. Assistance with contact info for European suppliers is available in the manual that will be sent with the acceptance letter. Artists may bring their own team of assistants; however, Berlin Glas eV will not underwrite any of the costs for assistants nor are assistants granted studio time or access to equipment for their own use.
Grants: No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking.
Application: Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years professional experience.
Applications must include:
- Description of your project, max. 500 words, including techniques you plan to use
- A current CV
- An artist statement, max 250 words
- 10 images (Each image must be formatted as a JPEG, no larger than 1600 pixels in any direction with a resolution of 72 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB).
- Label each image file with the applicant’s family name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example: SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG
- A separate image list describing the dimensions, material, technique and year of each work
- Two letters of recommendation
A Jury will review applications and notification of selection will be made no later than May 15, 2013.
Application deadline and notification: Deadline: 1 May 2013 / Notification: 15 May 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please mail your completed application to:
Berlin Glas eV
13409 Berlin Germany