Art Residency

General Information

Brief description of organization

We started Matigan because we believe art can help. Art is borderless and so are artists. We aspire to give equal opportunity to all artists around the world, regardless of race, gender, location, or religion, to elevate their voice in European society. It sounds simple, but we believe our modern society still has a long way ahead to accomplish equality of all people.
We want to provide a platform for emerging artists all over the world—from the Middle East to America, from Africa to Australia—who are less heard. We aspire to create a multicultural, international society of artists, fostering a space for artists to share their thoughts on political issues and social obstacles in their own land and ideas for improvements. Benefiting from a variety of different points of views and experiences, the artists, the work they create, and the people they will affect will evolve. Our aim is to support emerging artists of all mediums and from all backgrounds.
Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted by an online open call. Matigan pays special attention to those projects that attempt to make discussion and suggestion about equality in race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, social/political concerns, individuality and its role in all of these, also environmental issues and how to make it better are among our interests plus we also interest in pure art itself, questioning the singularity of the art object by using the reproducible capacity of traditional and/or experimental printmaking techniques, photography, new media and/or design, exploring their mutual interference and hybridizations, as well as those proposals.

Brief description of residency program

Matigan is an independent and nonprofit artist-in-residence and art and cultural center in the visual art located in the city of Berlin, capital of Germany.
Its residencies, exhibitions, international projects and workshops act as bridges connecting all artists together and give them a platform and a voice in Europe.
The main MISSION is to promote contemporary artistic practices that involve Visual Art Painting, drawing, Illustrating, graphic design, printmaking, photography, design and new media. Exploring their mutual interfaces, as well as the capacity of multiple, through research and production residencies; to foster exchange, discussion, experimentation and collaboratively work is also one of the principal goals.
Matigan is an Inspiring place for art, culture and creativity, only in its kind in Berlin where achieves to unite artists around the world and to short the distances between old and new technologies and artistic genres.

Studio/ workspace

A big hall for the exhibition purposes, a desk is provided for creative activities, you may have live viewers especially in the time of exhibitions or workshops, we encourage artists to work together on a single project for the joy of sharing and communication but feel free to do and have your project.

Fees and support

This 1 week to 3 months self-directed residency is a self-funded residency for 1 to 6 people. Rates include a private double bedroom, and shared shower room with toilet, studio space, kitchen,. A professional photo-shoot of your work and yourselves and a public showing of your work are also included. The prices are varied for each case.
Grants and discounts are available by requests.

How can I apply?

Just send us an email to: matigan.art@gmail.com with the title of Matigan Art Residency Proposal, your email should include 1 PDF which consists of your artistic resume, your proposal and your portfolio that is 10 images of your recent works, for videos you can send us link or drop box access.

Expectations of the artist

• Presentation
• Exhibition
• Donation of an Artwork if she wants.

Selection procedure

By Matigan Committee

Presentation of artists’ work

Free exhibition chance for artists who stays more than 1 month
Description of residency setting

Resources

• Internet Connection
• Chance of Exhibition

On space

• Work desk
• Kitchen (full equipped plus coffee maker and tea)
• Shower and toilets

Accommodation

• Private room
• Shared room

Working language(s)

• English

Other activities may be happening at the space

• Workshops
• Presentation
• Exhibitions
• Residency
• Films