The Berlin Residency Program
APPLY FROM JANUARY 15th – FEBRUARY 15th, 2016
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program
Blue Star Contemporary seeks proposals from artists living and working in Bexar County for three-month residencies in Berlin, Germany. We are pleased to continue this program for a fourth year. In partnership with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Blue Star 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 2016-2017 Residency cycles are: July 15 - October 8, 2016; October 15, 2016 - January 8, 2017; January 15, 2017 - April 8, 2017; April 15, 2017 - July 8, 2017. Applicants must be able to attend during these dates but may specify their preferences in the application. Following the completion of each artist's residency, an exhibition of artwork inspired by their experience will occur at Blue Star. Find more information about the Künstlerhaus Bethanien at www.bethanien.de/en/ .
A jury will select four artists to participate in the 2016-2017 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program, based on their application consisting of a CV, letter of intent, and portfolio.
The 2016-17 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program is made possible in part by the support of City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development and Michael McGowan.
• Currently reside in Bexar County and conduct a significant portion of their artistic practice/outreach in San Antonio.
• Must have at least five years of relevant work experience and specialized arts training, such as a degree or certificate.
• Derive a portion of individual earned income from their artistic practice or areas related to their field or demonstrate a definite investment of time and resources into their artistic practice.
• Have professional portfolios that include publicly displayed and possibly published works.
• There is a $10 administrative fee for submitting your application. The fee is paid directly to Slideroom. Other relevant information: • Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission in March.
· A current CV including exhibition record, education/training, professional experience, lectures, publications, etc. and contact information - email, phone number, current physical address, and website.
· A letter of intent expressing why the artist believes she or he should be chosen for the Berlin Residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. The written proposal letter must be a maximum of 500 words.
· A 15-image portfolio of the artist's work. Some images may be detailed, but must not constitute the majority of the portfolio. The artwork in the portfolio must have been completed within the past five years. Maximum image file size 5 MB. Maximum video file size 60 MB.
Other relevant information:
· Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission March 2016. Please do not contact Blue Star concerning the status of your submission.
· Contact Information: Direct questions regarding the application process or the residency to Jack McGilvray, Exhibitions, and Programs Manager by phone at 210-227-6960 or email at email@example.com.
2015-2016 Berlin Residency Program Artists
Leigh Ann Lester, Thomas Cummins, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, and Julia Barbosa Landois
The 2015-16 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program is made possible in part by the support of City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development, the Capital Group Companies Charitable Fund, 1010 S. Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts, and Michael McGowan
2014-2015 Berlin Residency Program Alumni
Justin Boyd, Chris Sauter, Adriana Corral, and Jessica Halonen
The 2014-15 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program is made possible in part by the support of City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development, 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts, Ann and Bill FitzGibbons, Ruth Chang and Russell Nadeau, and Ruiz-Healy Art.
2013-2014 Berlin Residency Program Alumni
Ricky Armendariz, Vincent Valdez, Cathy Cunningham-Little, and Karen Mahaffy
The 2013-14 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program is made possible in part by the support of City of San Antonio Office for Cultural and Creative Development, the University of Texas-San Antonio, Palo Alto College and 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts.
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Blue Star Contemporary gratefully acknowledges major support from the City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development; The Lifshutz Family; Ann Griffith Ash; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Charles C. Butt; Capital Group and The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation; Penelope Speier and Sonny Collins; the Mary Hobbs Griffith Foundation; H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions; the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; Ricos Products Co., Inc.; a grant from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation; Valero Energy Corporation and the Valero Energy Foundation; and Weston Urban. Additional essential support is provided by 1010 South Flores Lofts and 1111 Austin Highway Lofts; Argo Group; C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.; Dr. Dacia Napier; Frost Bank; Sarah Harte; King William Association; Kim Lewis and Jessica & Clint Worth; Neiman Marcus; Rackspace; Silver & Black Give Back; Silver Eagle Distributors; Texas Commission on the Arts; Wendy & Tom Wirth; and the Community Partners, Members, Individual Donors, and Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary.
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