Both the Spring and Summer Sessions are 10 days
Paid by host 

Multiple meals are covered by PICTURE BERLIN.

Paid by artist 

Program fee, airfare, housing, materials and some food. Both the Spring Session and the Summer Session 10 day program fee are €1789. Both the Spring and Summer Sessions include artist lectures, artist studio visits, one on one meetings with artists and curators based in Berlin, workshops, direct exchanges with practicing artists, a choreographed artist walk (called IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS) with 6 different artists, a curatorial marathon with at least 5+ different international curators, a PDF of the PICTURE BERLIN handbook of the city with specific information about the program (schedule, biographies of everyone involved in the program) and a 135+ page FIELD GUIDE which lists resources in the city of Berlin and a public transportation ticket within the city limits.

Application guidelines 

Application fee €15. To receive a link to the application please fill in the form on the website. PICTURE BERLIN is open to artists, writers and curators.

01/07/2020 31/07/2020


July 1 for Summer Session and July 31 for Fall Session




PICTURE BERLIN is a hybrid art academy dedicated to dialoguing on contemporary art created by artists for artists.

  • The Summer Session REIMAGINING WANDERS (21 - 31 JULY 2020) is in collaboration with the curator and long time faculty member of PICTURE BERLIN; Pauline Doutreluingne. This session looks at concrete examples of art and activism. The participants will get an in-depth encounter with artists, activists, architects and art spaces, which play a strong role in the international art scene in Berlin, through active working sessions, walks, explorations and presentations. This approach will give the residents a direct connection to prominent artists and curators who have a very experienced practice and combine discourse, spatial intervention, education, collective learning and public meetings. The addressed topics are broad and diverse and range from community-based art, architectural activism, ecology, post-coloniality, borders, protest, queerness and hacking the canon. The program is open to visual artists, writers, theater makers, curators and architects who have an active practice.
  • MASH-UP, the Fall Session (24 September - 4 October 2020) is in collaboration with the artist / curator, and long time PICTURE BERLIN faculty member Hannah Goldstein. This session will look at the methodology of collage from a multitude of vantage points. The 10 day program intensively explores the broader concepts around collage as a blueprint for thinking, making and dialoguing about art practice. This newly developed Session, sets out to be a springboard for new thoughts and ideas. MASH-UP, a multi-sensory experience, brings a plethora of voices to the discussion around knowledge gathering. The elements of MASH-UP include conversations with multiple artists and curators, in addition to a musician and chef who use a collage strategy at the heart of their practice. MASH-UP is open to artists and curators.

Public artist talk, meeting and portfolio reviews with curators, networking and professional development.

Accommodation Information 

PICTURE BERLIN will give support to those who are looking for housing but ultimately it is the responsibility of the participating artist.

Studio Information 

The 10 day Sessions will focus on idea gathering and exchange rather than giving space for making. Therefore, there will be no studio availability.

Technical Information 

Artists are required to bring their own equipment; cameras, laptop, video cameras, tripods or any other equipment they could for see using during the residency.

Zehdenicker Strasse 22
10119 Berlin
+49 177 617 1652

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