The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of the most renowned residency programs for international artists and cultural practitioners in the fields of visual arts, film, literature, and music & sound. Each year, it awards residencies in Berlin to around twenty outstanding cultural producers.
The grant was established to offer awardees time and space to focus on their creative practice without any production obligations. The program fellows are invited to actively engage with Berlin’s and Germany’s vibrant cultural scenes, as well as with different communities within the city.
Internationally known and outstanding artists from abroad who would like to come to Berlin to work on their works and exchange ideas. The age does not matter.
Music & Sound
We welcome any form of adventurous, exceptional, and innovative sound work that expands and challenges our understanding of contemporary music. Traditional music (which is not adapted for contemporary practice), as well as commercial music, film, opera & theatre music, are excluded. The program is intended for composers and composer-performers, but not interpreters. There are four fellowships in the field of music & sound per year.
The scholarship payments in monthly instalments allow for a reasonable standard of living; furnished apartments are provided. Travel and luggage costs (also for partners and children if they stay in Berlin during the entire invitation period) are covered, as well as health and accident insurance and German lessons.
Applications for the 2024 residencies are now closed.
Deadline was: December 1st, 2022.
The next application period for fellowshios in 2025 will start in October 2023.
Application forms and further information on the application process can be found on the website of the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence Program.