3 months
Paid by host:

Artists-in-residence at PIK are provided with accommodations in the city of Potsdam and studio space at PIK, as well as a stipend paid in three monthly installments in order to offset living expenses and costs for materials and travel.

Paid by artist:

Personal needs.

Application guidelines:

Please submit the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Letter of motivation outlining your research interest and what mutual benefits you would like to see
  • Letter of recommendation (from an institution or person)
  • Your CV and portfolio

All documents must be in PDF format, 9MB max file size.

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The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)


Since summer 2011, PIK has been using the building of the former photographic refractor as a studio for visiting artists and a place where scientists and artists can come together.

The building known as Kleiner Fotorefraktor is situated opposite PIK's main building. It contains a small kitchen (formerly the photographic lab) and a bright working area beneath the dome which used to house a telescope especially made for the photography of stars. From the late 19th century on, Potsdam astronomers contributed to a - never completed - international star map.

The resident artists are thus brought to the heart of the Albert Einstein science park and integrated into the PIK community. Grant-holders are selected by the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Potsdam Town and PIK. Artistic Director Margret Boysen takes care of the artists.


The historic buildings of the institute and its high-performance computer are located on Potsdam’s Telegraphenberg campus. At PIK, researchers in the natural and social sciences from all over the world work closely together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. Researchers examine the earth system's capacity for withstanding human interventions and devise strategies and options for a sustainable development of humankind and nature. Interdisciplinary and solution-oriented approaches are a distinctive characteristic of the institute.

Contact information

Markgrafenstraße 37
10117 BERLIN

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