English, German, and more
1 to 3 months
Paid by artist:

Artist pays travel food and 500 - 700€ depending on accomodation. Additional person is 150€

Application guidelines:

Lake Studio Berlin has a rolling application process. Please fill out the EOI form on their website. The applicants must be a member.


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Lake Studios Berlin

Lake Studios Berlin

Dance residency / Artistic Sublet

LAKE STUDIOS BERLIN is a research and residency center for contemporary dance. The Studios’ 9 resident artists (both short and long-term) work in diverse styles and methods of dance, and are supported by the daily exchange which takes place between them in form of discussions, open showings and other methods of work and reflection. The studios are also open for everyday rental for rehearsals and production purposes.The studios have existed as an artist-run living and dance space since being initiated by Marcela Giesche in May 2013. Alongside the two studios with wooden sprung floors, there are diverse facilities available - including a large garden, a wood workshop for prop and set building, sewing machines, a media lab / library, as well as technical light and sound equipment.

The dance-tech artist in residency program in Berlin offers to international interdisciplinary movement and media artists the possibility to live and make art in a peaceful artist run working, living and performance space in Berlin, Germany. The artists will enjoy the recently opened Lake Studios Berlin, a unique living and creative working space with fast connection into the creative center of Berlin and with the advantage of Mueggelsee lake and a forest at only 5 minute walk for depth concentration on research, creative process and swim in summer months. Lake Studios Berlin is primarily a working space for 8 diverse movement artists with the need to go deeper into their work and practice. It is an experience of collaborative living and creation, and the resident will have the opportunity of artistic exchange as well as access to inside information about the dance scene in Berlin.

This is a self generated residency and it is is conceived as an independent collaboration between dance-tech and Lake Studios Berlin as a way to facilitate alternative and affordable spaces for independent artists and creative researchers.

The resident artist will have access to 100 hours of studio space per month, divided between the large and small Studios.


The hosts expect the artist to be engaged in a working process while at the residency. The outcome is defined by the artist. There are no official requirements.

Possibility to teach classes, workshops and / or organize a performance or work-in-progress showing at the end of the residency period. The artists will be featured and can blog about their process on for the months of the residency.

Studio Information

Dance space with sprung wooden floors. 2 studios one large 150sqm, 1 small 40sqm.

Accommodation Information

3 rooms. 1 large, one a bit smaller and an outside summer cottage room. There can be up to 2 persons per room, partners and families are welcome.

Technical Information

There are 2 projectors, a sound recorder, keyboard, sound mixer, lighting equipment, and a sound system in both studios. There is also a wood workshop, and sewing machines.


Outskirt of Berlin, close to nature lake and forests.

Contact information

Scharnweberstrasse 27
12587 Berlin

lakestudiosberlin [at]