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3-8 month residencies for artists, scholars and practitioners at ZK/U Berlin

Every half a year ZK/U welcomes new applications from artists, scholars and practitioners for a place in the residency programme. The ZK/U residency is a production space where artists, researchers and practitioners can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. The programme consists of various formats for exchange with selected and broader audiences. The residency space offers studio-apartments and communal facilities; the costs for which are between €550 and €850 for individual fellows depending on type of studio-apartment and length of stay.


Application Requirements

ZK/U welcomes artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the phenomenon of ‘the city’. The programme is open to a range of contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual. Artists are expected to have a broad record of projects and exhibitions. Scholars and practitioners should have some years of professional experience. One can apply individually or as a group. Group applications consisting of artists working together with scholars or practitioners from other disciplines are especially welcome.

ZK/U encourages applications from aspiring residents whose own practices fit into ZK/U’s conceptual frame, and invites fellows to involve themselves with the residency programme and propose their own formats. In the frame of this Open Call, ZK/U is particularly interested in initiatives that create spaces for encounter and exchange between citizens from diverse backgrounds; formats that question and reclaim urban infrastructure and public space for the commons; practices that make global complexities graspable in a local context; and projects that imagine forms of local belonging within post-migration societies. As such, the ZK/U aims to be a platform for active-collaborative, socially engaged and locally involved art and research praxis.


November 12th, 2017

Applicants will be notified with the results of their applications before the end of 2017.

The period that aspiring fellows can get a residency place depends on the availability of the studios, and if and when one has secured funding for the residency.

Last Minute Spaces Available for 2017

ZK/U has studio apartments for the fall and winter month available.
Apply straight away to join the residency program at ZK/U in the months October, November, December 2017 or January 2018 and get a reduced price of 15% for this period of time.

ZK/U is celebrating its 5th anniversary, join the grand jubilee celebration on December 16th while in residence!

Your application will be reviewed straight after your application. Once you are selected the booking process of your residency can start immediately.

Please use this application form only for the last minute offer here.

Application requirements and the conceptual framework of the regular open call apply as well. 

Apply for a residency at ZK/U

The application should be coherent with the Open Call conceptual frame and meet the Guidelines. Read these pages with care before applying!

Conceptual Frame


Application form

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