Open Call

Call for Applications


at Achterhaus Ateliergemeinschaft e.V. in Hamburg / Germany

Deadline 14th of November 2021

From April 1st until June 30th, 2022 the studio co-operative Achterhaus Ateliergemeinschaft e.V. is offering a free studio residence with a duration of 3 months for one visual artist. The residence shall offer international artists a room and the chance to develope their artistic project in a focussed environment and furthermore facilitate exchange with local artists and the art scene.

Founded in 2013 by 36 artists, the co-operative settled with 25 studios and one residential apartment in the administrative building of a former wallpaper factory, located in the city district ‚Bahrenfeld‘. Along with other artists the co-operative profiteers from the districts‘ radical change, shaped by industry as well as residential areas. Within this and next to creating studio-space, the cooperative strives to establish productive collaborations amongst different disciplines.

Application Conditions:
Fine artists of all disciplines in visual arts, residing abroad, may apply. Students may not apply.

Scope of Grant:
– Rent-free residential apartment
(1 living room/bedroom, 1 workroom, bathroom and corner kitchen)
– funding of arrival and departure costs up to 1000€
– living costs subsidy of 1.000 Euro per month
– Support by a direct contact partner from Achterhaus Ateliergemeinschaft to make networking on the Hamburg art scene easier

Application Documents: (please all in one pdf max. 5MB)
1. CV/resumé: With full contact details, information about training and an overview of artistic career so far.
2. Letter of motivation: Description of reasons for wanting to take part in the residence program on one A4 page maximum.
3. Portfolio: Evidence of artistic work so far in exclusively digital form and up to a file size of max. 5 MB.

Please merge all requested application documents into ONE continuous pdf-file (i.e. CV, Letter of Motivation, Portfolio) with a maximum size of 5 MB. Applications are only possible via e-mail and should be sent to the following address:

The closing date for the residence grant is 14th of November 2021.
The selection will be done by a jury of residential artists, Achterhaus Ateliergemeinschaft e.V., Ruhrstrasse 88, 22761 Hamburg till end of November 2021.

The studio facilities
The appartment is on the ground floor and 55m. big. It has two sizeable rooms: a studio with 22m., a bedroom with 21 m. and bathroom and kitchen with 10 m.. There are windows in each of the bigger rooms which offers good lighting.The appartment is the only appartment in the building, all the other rooms are working studios. Some photos:

Double bed, chairs, living room table, lamps
-Bedding / Towels and a washing machine, clothes drying rack
-Shelf system for clothes and a simple wardrobe
-Working Table, Sideboard
-Broom and cleaning materials
-Kitchen: pans, dishes, glasses, cooking utensils and basic ingredients
-Kitchen table / chairs, kitchen cloths
-Free Internet access via Airport & stereo device 

-Bicycle, some tools


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