Disciplines: Literature, Media Art, Music, Performing Arts, Sculpture, Visual Arts
Target Group: International
Takt offers 10 rooms to active artists visiting Berlin. The residency arised from the takt kunstprojektraum project, a non-profit, artist-run effort, founded in 2003. The main goal of the residency program is to provide artists visiting Berlin quick access to an environment that will foster their creative energies. Participating artists are invited and expected to explore their creative paths. The artists participating in the program have the opportunity to participate in open studio events. The residency has a strong element of community living. It merges a community living environment with creative artistic exploration. The rooms are all on the same floor, on either side of an L-shaped hallway. There are two kitchens and two bathrooms, which are shared by all those in the space. A series of meetings is organized each month, where people can present their work and exchange ideas. The goals are to create a platform for dynamic exchange, to allow the possibility for spontaneous collaborations, and to build up networks among artists.
There is no stipend or living allowance associated with a studio residency. Artists will need to consider other sources of income to fund their visit. The cost for participating in the residency program varies depending on the size of the room and other conditions of the space.
The rooms are located in the East-Berlin neighborhood of Friedrichshain. The neighborhood offers many café’s, restaurants, bars and shops. There is easy access to public transportation, and one can quickly get to other parts of the city. There are many artists living in the neighborhood and most people speak English as well as German.