Research and creation residency for visual artists at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, 2024 (call closed)

In collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg offers to Luxembourg visual artists or visual artists living in Luxembourg a six-month research and creation residency based on a call for applications.

The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is an international cultural centre in Berlin. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a working and networking space for professional artists, enabling the creation, dissemination and presentation of works. The annual programme echoes with the challenges encountered in the international visual arts scene. The Künstlerhaus Bethanien is located in the Lichtfabrik former workshops and offices in a district between Kreuzberg and Neukölln in Berlin. The residency programme is a platform for artists from all over the world. The laureate has the opportunity to work on and carry out a project for a set period of time and to immerse himself/herself in the Berlin art scene. The residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien is a great opportunity to network within the local art scene, contributing to the development of the resident’s professional career.


The residency programme is open to Luxembourg visual artists or visual artists living in Luxembourg. Applicants must:

  • speak English or German;
  • be engaged in a professional practice (provide evidence of previous work and significant professional experience);
  • be available during the residency period.

All applications must be submitted in english or german via the online application form only. Any other document sent by post will not be accepted.

Final registration date: October 29, 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Residency terms

The residency shall take place from 1 July to 31 December 2024 (dates to be confirmed with the Künstlerhaus Bethanien). By no means, the period of stay can be split. The laureate stays at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in one of the 25 studios for artists. The accommodation is equipped with a small kitchen area and a sink. All workshops have a Wi-Fi internet connection. The bathrooms and showers are shared between the artists.

The studios have a surface area of 55 m². In addition to the studio in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, the laureate receives a production grant of up to EUR 3,000 from the Künstlerhaus Bethanien for the period of stay and benefits from professional support. The project developed by the laureate shall be presented at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien as part of a group exhibition. The laureate gets constructive feedback, which is then published in the annual magazine BE-Magazin. He/She shall have the opportunity to participate in the Open Studios events held by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

The resident agrees to respect the dates of the residence and the general rules.

Facilities and financial terms
  • Accommodation: a studio at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien;
  • Grant: a residency allowances up to a total maximum amount of EUR 16.800 (EUR 2.800 per month);
  • Flat fee for transport and daily expenses: a flat rate of EUR 5.200;
  • Production support: 3.000 euros paid by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien to the laureate.

The artist must have health and repatriation insurance during his stay in Berlin.

Award and Jury

The application is free of charge and unpaid.

The resident is selected following two Jury sessions:

  • A first session: examination of all applications by a Jury made up of luxembourgish experts
  • A second session: selection of the artist by a Jury whose members are appointed by the Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

The Jury grants the residency based on the relevance and integrity of the artistic approach. The Jury’s decision is final. The Jury may decide not to grant any residency if it considers that the applications submitted do not meet the eligibility requirements.

All applicants shall be notified by e-mail.

The Jury for the pre-selection step is made up of :

  • Yann Annicchiarico (Artist, Laureate 2023)
  • Anastasia Chaguidouline (Cercle Cité)
  • Sandra Schwender (Clervaux – cité de l’image)
Required documentation
  • Cover letter;
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s ID card;
  • Healthcare registration certificate (social security affiliation statements) issued by the relevant social security body;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A letter of intent describing the research project that the artist wishes to carry out as well as the considered mediums (issues, objectives, techniques, main focuses, etc.) between 3 and 5 DIN A4 pages;
  • Portfolio including visuals, texts, press reviews.

Incomplete submissions and submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

Obligations of the laureate

Outside the allocated time for research and creation, the laureate is required to show his/her work to the public. Participation in the Open Studios is compulsory.

If the residency is terminated before the end of the term, the laureateshall refund the grant and the expenses related to the incomplete period of time.

The laureate shall comply with the internal regulations of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

The laureateshall submit a detailed report to Kultur|lx upon termination of the residency, which shall be shared with Künstlerhaus Bethanien. This report may be published. The laureateshall also complete an internal survey to evaluate the residency. The survey shall not be shared. Kultur|lx may demand full or partial reimbursement of the grant if the laureate fails to submit the report.

The laureate agrees to mention Kultur | lx and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien during the presentation of the works resulting from this residency as well as in any communication related to this residency.

Consent and commitments

By applying, the applicant declares that the information provided is true and complete. He/she agrees that all members of the jury may have access to his/her personal information. He/she authorizes the jury to verify the accuracy of all information related to his/her application. In the event that any information provided by the applicant is inaccurate, the applicant understands that Kultur | lx reserves the right to cancel the application. The grant holder consents and agrees that Kultur | lx may use his/her name for promotional and advertising purposes related to the programme.

Payment of the grant

The residency grant, the flat fee for transport and daily expenses shall be paid into the personal account of the laureate in twoinstalments : 80% upon arrival in Berlin, which must be notified to Kultur|lx in writing, 20% after submission of the end-of-residency report by the laureate at the end of the residency.


Kultur | lx expressly reserves the right to cancel at any time and for any reason whatsoever grants awarding under these terms, without any applicant being entitled to claim any compensation in this respect.

Additonal information

List of previous Laureates

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