GIBRALTAR – BERLIN ARTIST EXCHANGE RESIDENCY
Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of The Government of Gibraltar and
Lichtenberg Studios is pleased to announce the Gibraltar – Berlin artist in residence
exchange program for artists working in any medium interested in developing their work in
urban public spaces.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
What: Gibraltar – Berlin Artist Exchange Residency is a 4 week artist residency for
Gibraltar and Berlin artists.
Where: The residencies will take place at Lichtenberg Studios Berlin and Gustavo
Bacarisas Gallery Gibraltar.
Who: Artists based in Gibraltar and Berlin interested in developing their work in urban
public spaces are welcomed to apply.
When: 31July – 27 August 2017 Berlin. 11 September – 8 October 2017 Gibraltar.
How: Application via email email@example.com
Please submit the following documents in digital form only:
1. CV and artist statement detailing recent projects, exhibitions and workshops.
2. Portfolio with samples of your work and realised projects with links to websites were
3. A brief description of your interest in art in public spaces and your aims during your stay.
(Please see Lichtenberg Studio background info below)
Application Deadline: 15 May 2017.
Selected Artists announced 22 May 2016.
The selected artist will be awarded a stipend, travel expenses, accommodation and
a production budget. A publication and an exhibition in Gibraltar will follow.
The residency is curated by artist Francis Gomila and Uwe Jonas artist director of
Lichtenberg Studios Berlin.
Lichtenberg Studios offer artists from all over the world the opportunity to live and work in
an interesting district in former East Berlin to obtain their own impressions of Berlin and the
city’s art scene. The residency is aimed at artists, writers, architects and other
professionals interested in the discourse of art in urban spaces. The guiding principle is
the idea of intervening in the district with low-threshold projects: starting with the touristlike
behaviour of the resident artists, who will explore the district as researchers or simply
as curious observers, and extending right through to the realisation of concrete projects in
public spaces in Lichtenberg.
With ‚projects‘, we are referring to small-scale, mostly unobtrusive interventions that will
generally take place without being announced in advance and will appear natural and
spontaneous. This strategy is based on an approach dating back to the 1970s: in which art
is seen as an integral part of life rather than something distant and mythical elevated onto
pedestals. Lichtenberg Studios intends to help focus the attention of the artists-inresidence
on the district of Lichtenberg itself, its history, architecture, its inhabitants and
For more information:
Lichtenberg Studios is a project organised by: Intervention Berlin e.V. in cooperation with
Berlin-Lichtenberg’s Arts and Cultural Office.
This Residency is financed and supported by: The Government of Gibraltar, Ministry of Culture.