Berlin Residency Open Call for Bexar County Artists

  • Application Period January – February 2018
  • Review Period February 1 – March 1, 2018

Blue Star Contemporary seeks applications from artists living and working in Bexar County for three-month residencies in Berlin, Germany. We are pleased to continue this program for a fifth year. In partnership with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, BSC awards four artists annually the opportunity to live and conduct their studio practice in one of the world’s most significant art centers, Berlin, Germany.

The four residency cycles are July 15 – October 8; October 15- January 8; January 15 – April 8; April 15 – July 8. Applicants must be able to attend during any of these time periods. Artists should not apply if their schedule does not allow them the flexibility to attend during any of these time periods and/or for the duration of the residency.

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Blue Star Contemporary offers artists exclusive access to the Künstlerhaus Bethanien’s renowned international residency program, where our artists are often the only US representatives. This opportunity is only available to Bexar County artists. Applications are juried by a diverse panel which changes every year. BSC covers costs of all program fees associated with residency: studio and living space, inclusion in the internationally-distributed BE magazine, curatorial visits, workshop access, etc., in addition to a travel stipend for airfare. Each selected artist will participate in a public program and exhibition inspired by his or her experience following the completion of the residency. More information about the Künstlerhaus Bethanien can be found at www.bethanien.de/en/

Four artists will be selected by a jury to participate in the Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program, based on their application consisting of a CV, letter of intent, letter of recommendation, and portfolio.

About the Künstlerhaus Bethanien

A non-profit organization that has earned a worldwide reputation for its international residency studio program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien gives 25 artists from around the world yearlong residencies at their fully-appointed facility in the heart of Berlin’s vibrant art scene. It aims to establish a lively dialogue between artists from various backgrounds and disciplines and the public at large. http://www.bethanien.de/en/residency.