Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
17. 12 2019
OPEN CALL | Residency in Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.


Icelandic version here

Applications for residency in Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, from 1 May 2020 – 15 April 2021, are now open.

Exhibition: Matthias Baader Holst, 2011 Photo: Georg Schroeder © Georg Schroeder / Künstlerhaus Bethanien


Künstlerhaus Bethanien was founded in 1974 and is one of the most prestigious and distinguished art venues in Germany.

Normally, around 25 artists from all over the world work at the venue, which offers an international network of contacts and collaborations within the contemporary art scene.

The residency allows participating artists access to a powerful, international contact network; curators, museum staff, journalists and others who work in the field. The Künstlerhaus also organises exhibitions, publishing and events for the artists-in-residence. While there, each artist holds a solo exhibition, planned by Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

On offer is a private studio, 40 m2 in size, and full access to workshops and library. The resident artist can live in the studio if they so wish, as it contains a kitchenette and a bed.

Artists who have been working for a while and are interested in seeking opportunities outside Iceland are preferred, and we assume they have exhibited their work in museums and known exhibition halls here and abroad.

Valeria Schulte-Fischedick, the studio manager will arrive in Iceland in January, presenting the operation and answer questions.

Preselection of candidates will be carried out by the Icelandic Art Center’s professional committee, but the final selection is in the hands of Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

There is no actual application form, but the following documents should accompany an application in English:

• Introductory letter

• CV

• Portfolio

• Articles and media coverage, if applicable

• A short description of how the artist intends to use their stay, as well as their goals and expectations


Please send application to

Only digital attachments are accepted.

It is possible to send website links, links to videos, pdf-documents or whatever suits best.

If the applicant so desires, it is also possible to attach letters of recommendation.

Deadline: February 3, 2020.