Language 
English, German
Founded 
1999
Duration 
Minimum stay: 2-week period. Maximum stay: 4-week period.
Paid by artist 

Residency costs include accommodation, use of kitchen and communal spaces, studio use, access to the Ponderosa Living Library, and other incidental costs (wood for heating, water, gas, internet, etc). Costs do not include food — generally, the organising of meals and food shopping is undertaken as a communal activity, discussed and agreed on by all participants.

Application guidelines 

To apply, please send a letter of intent including the following details:

  • An overview of your background and the artistic discipline in which you work
  • An idea of your intended work during the residency time — for example, a specific project or theme that you might be working on
  • Your thoughts on sharing time and space with fellow artists
  • Which residency you would like to apply for
  • Whether you would intend to have a single room or shared dormitory
  • Whether you are applying for a residency as an individual or as a group
  • Any other specifics relevant to the application.

It is possible to apply for more than one residency, and they accept applications from both individuals and groups. There is no application fee. Please send your completed application to katakovacs@ponderosa-dance.de.

Deadline 
20/11/2017 20/12/2017

Deadline

Deadline 
20 Nov for February 2018; 20 Dec for March and April 2018
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isolated
paid by host
materials costs
studio space
identity
Artist-Run
facilities
basic tools and equipment
reharsal space
technical assistance

Ponderosa

Ponderosa

Winter residency

Description 

Ponderosa is a place for writers, performers and artists who would like to research, rehearse, and refine their work. Residencies at Ponderosa provide everything that is needed for deep and concentrated work, while also allowing for a collective experience, shared social spaces, and collective discussion and exchange with like-minded artists. They offer one old farm, with two winter-ready heated studios, and endless surrounding fields, forests, lakes, and rivers in the area of the Nationalpark Unteres Odertal, right by the Oder river marking the border between Germany and Poland – all of this to trigger your imagination and creativity.

The residency offers both shared dormitory sleeping and single rooms. Participants share a living space and a kitchen with a fireplace. Residencies often involve shared dinners, cats on your lap, deep thoughts, focused time, and the possibility for sustained creative work. Participants often share physical and artistic practices, as well as work-in-progess showings, discussion, and feedback.

Ponderosa offers three residencies in Spring 2018 (February 1-28, March 1-22, and April 8-27) with twelve places in each residency.

Outcome 

As decided by participants. Often involves showings of work, small exhibitions, sharing of artistic processes and research results and more.

Accommodation Information 

They offer both shared dormitory sleeping and single rooms. Participants share a living space and a kitchen with a fireplace. Residencies often involve shared dinners, cats on your lap, deep thoughts, focused time, and the possibility for sustained creative work. Participants often share physical and artistic practices, as well as work-in-progess showings, discussion, and feedback.

​For the residency in February, costs are €480 (in shared dormitory sleeping) or €680 (in a single room). In March, and in April, residency costs are €385 (in shared dormitory sleeping) or €535 (in a single room). These costs are per person, and include accommodation, use of kitchen and communal spaces, studio use, access to the Ponderosa Living Library, and other incidental costs (wood for heating, water, gas, internet, etc). Costs do not include food — generally, the organising of meals and food shopping is undertaken as a communal activity, discussed and agreed on by all participants.

Studio Information 

Ponderosa has four available studios, and several large common areas, along with myriad outdoor spaces for exploration and transformation. The studios are:

  • Mini Studio – 45 sq. m. (485 sq. ft.)
  • Milkgarden Studio, including the Living Library – 65 sq. m. (700 sq. ft.)
  • Small Studio (warmer months only) – 120 sq. m. (1300 sq. ft.)
  • Kuhstall Large Studio (warmer months only) – 300 sq. m. (3230 sq. ft.)

Studio time will be scheduled each week by the visting residents. Since studios are shared by all artists-in-residence, collective effort is required to organize daily living tasks and to keep working and living environments clean, comfortable, and inviting.

Technical Information 

2 sound systems, CD players, Microphone, Amplifier, Theater lights and light board (Kuhstall studio), Carpentry tools, Power tools & machines (available upon capability).

Location 

Ponderosa is located in the village of Stolzenhagen, in the Nationalpark Unteres Odertal, right by the border between Germany and Poland, and around an hour away from Berlin on the train.

Address: 
Guts Hof 3
16248 Stolzenhagen
Germany

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