Open call for a recidency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien

Open call for a recidency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin from May 1, 2022 – April 15, 2023.

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.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and Viljandi.

Pre-selection of applications will be in the hands of the Icelandic Art Center, while the final selection of artists will be made by Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Note that all application documents must be in English.

Please send in the following documents to for consideration:

Introductory letter 



Articles and media coverage if applicable

A brief account of how the artist intends to make use of his stay, goals and expectations.

Content is expected to be sent in electronic form only.

You can send web pages, links to videos, pdf files or whatever suits you best.

If the applicant so requests, a letter of recommendation may also be sent with the application.

The application deadline is September 5, 2021