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4 Modules of 1 week
Paid by host:

Budget for a participatory event, hosting of a participatory event, group activities budget, curatorial guidance, collective editing studio weekly meetings, final publication, official documentation of every event and public activity.

Paid by artist:

Participation: 450€ (until June 30th).

Application guidelines:

AFFECT is based on an interdisciplinary approach.Selection criteria is purely based on the variety of backgrounds and experiences of applicants in order to create a multidisciplinary group where micro-collaborations could take place. Some of the main fields of interest for the development of the program are: Visual & live arts, social and community work, critical studies and education. Each module description specifies the target group benefited.

You can apply to one or more of the AFFECT modules by filling in the application form on the website or by sending the information required in the application fields per email to: [email protected] Agora can provide individual acceptance letters with a description of the content and nature of the modules to support grant application processes. Letters can be issued to applicants upon request.

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Agora Collective

Agora Collective


AFFECT is a program for Collaborative Artistic Practices initiated by Agora Collective e.V. in Berlin, currently in its fourth edition. A hybrid between an educational program and a research-based artist’s residency, the 2018 edition consists of a curriculum of 4 modules growing out of the research and practice of 4 Berlin-based international artists under the overarching theme: “Micro-Utopias: Cartographies of Relational Art in Berlin”.

Each module takes the form of an intensive week-long participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the leading facilitators. Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience. Content wise the modules renew the question about the social function of art, offered as case studies to support residents contextualizing the program’s main question in Berlin, triggering autonomous research strands at AFFECT based on the insights gained through the exchange of practices during their stay. No previous collaborative experience is required to participate in AFFECT, the combination of participatory workshops, studio visits, guided walks, public lectures, open reading groups and series of interventions planned under the 2018 edition, serve international applicants as a practical research base & capacity network for the implementation of future projects in the city.

For 2018 there will be 4 new modules for the International Summer Program in July and August.


Every module finalizes with a public moment hosted at Agora, involving targeted audiences in the district of Neukölln, the area where the residency is located. The residency's final outcome consist of an e-publication project, with growing contributions by residents issued by topics, shaping a self-styled cartography of subjectivities, encounters and methods within Berlin’s micro-utopias of art+life. The publication will include i.e: essays, interviews, performative scores, conversations, manifestos, artistic exercises, video documentations, etc. The publication will be launched in January 2019.

Studio Information

AGORA offers seminar rooms for all indoor residency meetings (50% indoor / 50 % outdoor activities) and for the hosting of 4 public activities.

Accommodation Information

No accomodation provided by host institution. The organization can provide support finding one.

Contact information

Am Sudhaus 5
C/O Agora Rollberg Studios
12053 Berlin

affect [at]
marcela [at]