As residency providers, Berlin Sessions do not support endeavors where the artist or curator has to carry the cost of the program. That is why the platform is offered exclusively to bodies who are ready to finance individual projects partnering-up long- or short-term with Berlin Sessions.
Berlin Sessions is a platform conceived to offer curatorial expertise, network building and logistic support in the art sector to artists and cultural professionals who are interested in gaining an insight into Berlin’s vibrant art scene. The programs and residencies are conducted in collaboration with funding bodies such as universities, art councils, private companies or foundations who, together with the staff and selected participants (if applicable), first draft aims and objectives of the program and second, take care of the successful finalization of the project. Please note Berlin Sessions does not offer direct financial support.
Berlin Sessions is growing towards to be: foremost, the best residency choice to start your artistic life, a way to experience Berlin and realize projects; next, the guide who helps you to meet and build your professional network; and finally, voice bringing talent to Berlin via promoting our activities in online publications and by live events.
Berlin Sessions is an initiative that draws from the experience of Berlinerpool, a non-for-profit platform for artists, curators, art managers and spaces of Berlin supported by a physical documentation archive of its members, that is taking shape of a research center on Berlin-based art. The team of Berlin Sessions collected the experience in organisation of artist-in-residence program during a former project Culturia, that has been active during the years 2005 – 2014, hosting more than 200 artists, curators, creatives from around the globe.
Reliable network in Berlin, knowledge of and connection to exhibition spaces, text to take with you by an art writer. Based on a project Berlin Sessions can also support the realisation of exhibition projects, presentations, panel discussions, performances and video interviews (with the approval of the sponsoring organisation).
The hosting apartment (160smq) has three individual bedrooms, a bathroom (with shower and bath), separate toilet, living room, kitchen, common working space, dining area and two balconies. Facilities include a washing machine, fridge and freezer, oven and cooker, heating, telephone and Wi-Fi Internet. The bedrooms each have a bed and a desk.
Shared studio provided. If needed they can arrange a single studio space located in an artists studio house near by the residency.
Access to the Berlinerpool archive.