Artist Residency

We are calling all artists seeking opportunities within the Berlin art scene! 

Luisa Catucci Gallery is launching its brand-new Artists in Residency program, extremely selective, for a maximum of TWO artists at the time, offering a two-month opportunity to live and work at LC Art Lab, our gallery’s studios in the fancy area of the Schillerkiez in Berlin-Neukölln, one step away from the notorious Tempelhofer Feld.

RESIDENCY PERIOD:
June 15th, 2024 – September 15th 2024

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
April 15th, 2023, Midnight (CET)

APPLY NOW

RESIDENCY PURPOSE:
On top of introducing the artists to the Berlin art scene, the main aim of the residency is to curate an exhibition highlighting the work of both attendants. This showcase is set to take place in the main room of the Luisa Catucci Art Lab, in Berlin Neukölln, during the final week of the residency. The event will include Open Studios and an Artist Talk, providing a comprehensive view of the artists‘ talents for LCG collectors and the audience.
The Final Exhibition of the Summer Residency will be held during the notorious Berlin Art Week.

RESIDENCY PROGRAM:
The program provides participants with personalized one-on-one attention and professional support, encompassing networking, production, and presentation of their work. It includes:

– Welcome Gathering
– Artist Profile on our website
– Portfolio Reading with our gallery director
– Critical text by one of our curators
– Support and assistance in writing an artist statement and biography
– Interview with one of our professional crew members
– Artist portrait photo shooting
– Weekly visit and critique with our Resident Curator 
– Invitations to exclusive private events at the gallery that may occur during the residency
– Regular updates about art events and openings in the city
– a minimum of 2 tour visits per month with the gallery’s team to galleries and museums
– Information and advice about professional artist materials and supplies
– Concluding exhibition, complemented by open studios and an artist talk, on the last weekend of the residency.

FEES:
This residency program operates on a paid basis, where artists are responsible for covering the associated costs. Artists interested in our Berlin Artist Residency Program are advised to seek funding well in advance from sponsors/subsidizing organizations. CLICK HERE for a link with a list of funding opportunities.

Cost per attendant  € 1600/Monthly

Included in the monthly fees:
– Furnished room in our Art Lab space, to live
– Shared use of the 50 sqm Studio Room
– Written interview for the artist to use as liked and published on our website
– Video interview for the artist to use as liked and published on our website
– Analysis of the artist’s website and contents,
– Instagram strategy
– Professional profile photo
– Use of the common bathroom (with bathtub/shower)

– Use of the common kitchenette
– Weekly cleaning of the common spaces
– Technical support, when possible
– Internet
– 2 Towel sets and 2 Sheet sets per artist


 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


VISA: After an artist has been selected and after the formalization of the Agreement, the artist receives a Letter of Acceptance signed by our gallery director. You can always find detailed and updated information on Make it in Germany

GRANTS: Sadly, we do not provide grants. Artists interested in our Berlin Artist Residency Program are advised to seek funding well in advance from sponsors/subsidizing organizations. HERE a link with a list of funding opportunities.

MATERIALS: The artist has to purchase their own art material. The artist can borrow tools from LCG such as drill, jig saw, electric screwdriver, levelers, screws, nails, measuring tape, and more.

STUDIOS: You will have an individual bedroom and a common workshop to live and work. The use of the bathroom and kitchenette is common with the other participant artists and the gallery’s crew

ARTISTIC DUO: Artistic duo can apply only for one project as a duo. You will both be sharing one room and be paying one fee plus 200 ‎€­/month. 

ADDITIONAL PERSON:
Your studio is only meant for you or your colleague (in case you are a duo). You are welcome to bring guests during the day. Overnight guests are not allowed. Our premises are meant for the exact number of resident artists, therefore having overnight generates co-living difficulties which we would like to avoid.

CHILDREN AND SPOUSE: Partners and children are not allowed during your stay in the residency and cannot participate in the program with you.

PETS: Pets are not allowed during your stay in the residency and cannot participate in the program with you.

TRAVEL: Our residency program necessitates a weekly commitment. We recommend aligning your travel plans exclusively with the program’s commitments and activities. Please note that LCG does not cover travel expenses.

FOOD: LCG does not provide travel or food expenses.

HEALTH: LCG does not offer health insurance coverage, and is not responsible for the health of the attendant. Therefore, it is the Artist(s)’s responsibility to manage their own healthcare needs.

INSURANCE: LCG does not provide coverage for accident insurance and disclaims any responsibility for accidents or damages caused by the Artist(s) to themselves, others, or the space. It is the Artist(s)’s responsibility to secure their own accident insurance coverage.

IMPORTANT WARNING: Luisa Catucci Gallery emphasizes openness, respect, and international exchange. Actions that make the atmosphere intimidating, threatening, or hostile to individuals are regarded as serious offenses. Abusive or harassing behavior, verbal or physical, that disrespects personal characteristics or beliefs such as race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and disability is subject to disciplinary sanctions, including being asked to leave the Residency Program, and could be reported to authorities.

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