The selected artists will receive a monthly stipend of 1000€. In order to receive the stipend the artists must live in Weimar during the work period. The artists are also expected to hold a lecture/talk at the ACC Galerie Weimar at the end of his/her stay in Weimar. In addition we offer free entry to public municipal institutions, such as the City History Museum, and to the museums of the Weimar Classic Foundation, such as the Weimar Art Collection, the Goethe National Museum, the Bauhaus Museum, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Dutchess Anna Amalia Library.
Participants are responsible for their own telephone bills and have to arrange for their own medical insurance. The participants must cover their own travel costs, although the program attempts to find additional funding in cooperation with the artists.
Artists who would like to produce works of art in accordance with the outlined theme can apply. The jury will select three artists, each of whom will spend four months living and working in Weimar. Student’s applications cannot be accepted. Please send: 1) a written description/proposal of the work planned in relationship to the theme of the International Studio Program describing the work planned for this program (maximum 3500 characters, including spaces) 2a) a maximum of 10 slides or photos of recent work, or 10 images on CD, Photos should not be larger than A4, images on CD must be JPEGs formatted for PC. Do not include additional catalogs, press-clippings or other materials. PLEASE label all slides or photos and mark the top of the slides or photos! 2b) or, for media artists: DVDs or VHS tapes (PAL or NTSC) with a maximum 10 minute selection for the jury to view 3) a list identifying the images/video clips including title, size, technique, materials and date (maximum 3500 characters, including spaces) 4) a CV/résumé with a short description of education, training, past work, exhibitions, projects, etc. (maximum 6000 characters, including spaces.)
The theme for residencies in 2017 is "A Romance with Revolution".Apply online here.
The non-profit organization ACC (Autonomous Cultural Center) originated in 1987, before the fall of the Berlin wall, when students occupied a derelict Renaissance building in the center of the town where Goethe (inevitably) had had his first residence in Weimar (1776/77). Shortly before the re-unification, ACC protagonists were able to secure the house with the aid of private sponsors. The institution now consists of a gallery and a café and offers a cultural program that includes theater, literature and lecture series. Between spring 1989 and 2010 the ACC organized and curated more than 170 exhibitions (roughly five per year) of international contemporary art, through which the gallery has become a center for international cooperation and exchange. Simultaneously, the ACC focuses on the achievement of local artists and inaugurated an international artist-in-residence program.
A selection of works produced during the residency period may be presented in a group exhibition in the following year. The ACC Galerie Weimar makes the final decision about the participation of the artists in the exhibition. A concept for the exhibition and a possible publication will be developed together with the artists. Where appropriate, works of art will be displayed in public spaces in Weimar to be agreed upon with the artists. It is intended that the artists are present during the preparation and for the opening of the exhibition.
The support provided by the Weimarer municipality includes the provision of a combination artist's studio/apartment in the Municipal Studio Building. Newly restored, the Atelierhaus is one of the oldest buildings of its kind in Germany. It contains 11 studios rented to different artists for limited timeperiods. Rent-free, furnished apartment in the Städtisches Atelierhaus (30 square meters/323 square feet) with telephone/answering machine and DSL internet. Meals are available at ACC Café-Restaurant at a 30% discount.
Located in the historical Städtisches Atelierhaus (Municipal studio building), the studio is about a ten minute walk from the ACC Galerie Weimar in the town center. In addition to the visiting international artists, the well-lit studio building accommodates ten other Weimar artists. In its cellar the Städtisches Atelierhaus has a small printmaking workshop for etching, lino, and woodprinting, for which it provides basic tools. However, the studio (30 square meters/323 square feet) does not offer any other special equipment, such as photography, video, digital, etc.
The current space is comprised of two connected buildings with 300 square meters of space consisting of 15 rooms in four former apartments.
The city of Weimar has seen both the very best and the very worst of German history. On the one hand, Weimar has been home to renaissance art (Cranach), German classical literature and music (Goethe, Schiller, Bach, Liszt), Art Nouveau and Modernism (Henry van de Velde), the Weimar Bauhaus (Gropius, Kandinsky, Klee, Feininger, Moholy-Nagy, etc.) and other important intellectual figures including Herder and Nietzsche. On the other hand, Weimar was also a favored retreat of Hitler, and the former concentration camp of Buchenwald located nearby reminds residents and visitors alike of the darker side of human nature. Although Weimar lives largely in the shadow of this weighty past, the city is now looking towards the future. In 1999 Weimar became the European Capital of Culture.
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