Main Gallery, Middle Gallery, Project Space & Gallery 4
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 2017-2018 residency cycles are: July 15 - October 8, 2017; October 15, 2017 - January 8, 2018; January 15, 2018 - April 8, 2018; April 15, 2018 - July 8, 2018. 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.
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 2017-2018 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program, based on their application consisting of a CV, letter of intent, letter of recomondation, 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/
There is a $10 administrative fee for submitting your application. The fee is paid directly to Slideroom.
Other important information:
Past Residents: Leigh Anne Lester, Thomas Cummins, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Julia Barbosa Landois, Justin Boyd, Chris Sauter, Adriana Corral, Jessica Halonen, Ricky Armendariz, Vincent Valdez, Cathy Cunningham-Little, Karen Mahaffy
2017-2018 Funders: The Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program is made possible in part by the support of Capital Group and Michael McGowan. BSC also acknowledges Dr. Angelika Jansen Brown for her integral role in establishing the program.
Terms and Conditions: Artist is responsible for keeping his or her passport up to date. Passports are not permitted to expire while you are traveling. For most countries, 90 days is the maximum stay for tourists not requiring a special visa. The artist must arrange his or her own travel. The artist is responsible for his or her own health insurance coverage, including cost and maintenance of the plan throughout the term of his or her residency. Artist is traveling to Berlin at his or her own risk. BSC recommends Artist seeks travelers insurance for receiving emergency medical care, etc. while abroad. Artist is responsible for his or her own personal expenses while abroad, including food, cell phone coverage, etc. Artist is responsible for all shipment of artwork and supplies to/from the residency. If Artist cannot attend residency during his or her assigned slot, their spot will be forfeited to the runner-up.