This call invites emerging curators in the contemporary visual arts or with a cross-disciplinary approach and cultural practitioners with a curatorial interest based in the African continent, to undertake a funded 3-month residency at ZK/U Berlin. The residencies will take place between April 2022 and December 2022 (exact dates to be finalised in consultation between the host and each selected candidate).
The residency comprises:
- A studio at the ZK/U Berlin for living and working with access to communal spaces (kitchen, terrace, library) for 3 months.
- Residency programme: Participation in weekly dinners, monthly studio visits and open studio events (OPENHAUS) and the possibility to be part of ZK/U’s public events.
- Mentoring programme: Every selected candidate will be supported by a mentor who facilitates contacts to relevant cultural institutions and actors and accompanies the research development during the residency.
- Promotion of the fellows’ work online and locally.
- Networking opportunities all over Germany to provide the candidate with an overview of the national and local art scene and to help facilitate their research during the residency (includes travelling to art institutions in Germany).
- Covering of travel expenses and limited budget for research material and networking travels to art institutions in Germany.
- A monthly scholarship (1500 Euro).
- Public presentation of one’s work in progress or research at ZK/U and other German art institutions.
The residency is open to emerging contemporary visual art curators with a cross-disciplinary approach and cultural practitioners with a curatorial interest based in the African continent. The selected curator/cultural practitioner should be able to engage discursively and speculatively with ZK/U’s environment in Berlin and Germany’s wider artistic and cultural contexts. With this in mind, applicants should submit a project proposal with their application, outlining their specific research interests and intentions for the residency. Applicants should have at least a moderate level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in (public) artistic discussions in English.