AiR Berlin Glas e.V
Venue: Berlin Glas e.V
Dates: Sep. 1st - 30th 2012
Artist in Residence (AiR) at Berlin Glas e.V European Glass Context 2012 and Berlin Glas e.V are pleased to be working together as the Glass Studio Movement celebrates its 50thanniversary. The collaboration between European Glass Context 2012 and Berlin Glas e.V is motivated by a common desire to promote contemporary glass arts and create new Artist in Residence (AiR) opportunities for glass artists.
In collaboration with European Glass Context 2012, Berlin Glas e.V. is pleased to offer a month-long residency to two established artists working in glass.
This residency is designed to provide established artists with the opportunity to develop new concepts and explore new techniques. Artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and plans for utilizing Berlin Glas e.V. facilities. The residency provides access to the hot glass studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and basic materials as well as daily access to a personal studio space.
The residencies are offered to professional glass artists who are expected to be proficient in the process and techniques discussed in their residency application.
The period of the residency is granted to the named resident only. Partners and other makers are not allowed to work in the studios during this time.
Berlin Glas e.V:
Berlin Glas, e.V. is a not-for-profit association that gives German and international professional artists as well as students the opportunity to work with hot glass in Berlin. As Berlin is the center for contemporary art, the hot glass studio provides an opportunity for exchange and inspiration between the artists working with glass and the abundance of local talent. Situated in a parkhaus that has been partially converted into ateliers, the large, bright studio is located in the trendy area of Prenzlauer Berg / Mitte, Berlin.
Exchange: Residents will be operating within a public access studio and working alongside a priority programmed time table. They will not be required to enter into any teaching situations, however they will be invited to hold a lecture about their work to interested public. Opportunity for an exhibition near the end of the residency exists and can discussed further once the residency has commenced but is not an expectation – the goal of the residency is to allow the artist to experiment and develop new concepts.
During the period of the residency it is incumbent on the residents to communicate, aid and assist his or her fellow resident in an open and friendly manner. This interaction and exchange is seen as being one of the benefits and challenges of the residence period.
Technical Facilities: The hot shop includes one electric furnace with 180kg of clear glass per person, one glory hole and all other regular hot shop equipment such as a pick up kiln, benches, marvers, basic hand tools, pipes and irons in various sizes, ladles for casting, blocks etc.
Residents will have access to the hot glass studio on a scheduled basis, technical support and materials as well as daily access to a personal studio space.
Residents at Berlin Glas e.V are expected to secure their own accommodation for the duration of their stay. Berlin Glas e.V. will be able to provide a list of nearby housing options but is not responsible for participating artists’ room and board.
The resident is responsible to for organizing and paying their own travels to and from Berlin, Germany.
The residency will provide basic materials like access to studio facilities and clear glass. Visiting artists are responsible for bringing any specialist materials and tools other than the basics provided by Berlin Glas e.V. Assistance with contact info for European suppliers is available upon request.
The residency does not include room and board.
No grants are currently available; selected candidates are issued a letter of support for individual grant seeking.
Applicants must have a bachelor degree or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years professional experience. Applications must include:
- Description of your project, max. 500 words, including techniques you plan to use
- A current CV
- An artist statement, max 250 words
- 10 images (Each image must be formatted as a JPEG, no larger than 1600 pixels in any direction with a resolution of 72 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB).
- Label each image file with the applicant’s family name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example: SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG
- A separate image list describing the dimensions, material, technique and year of each work
- Two letters of recommendation
A selection committee of artists, staff and critics will review applications and notification of selection will be made no later than May 15, 2012.
Application deadline and notification:
Deadline: 1 May 2012 / Notification: 15 May 2012.
Further information regarding European Glass Context please contact:
Susanne Jøker Johnsen
tel: +45 24212108