Call for Applications

Open Call: The Goethe-Institute London and SPACE Residency Programme 2017/18

Residency: 9 January 2018 – 1 April 2018

Application Deadline: 2 October 2017, 9am (GMT)

(in)transit will explore the role of surveillance technologies within a globalised network; investigating how these technologies are adapting conventional visualisation methods, and their potential for revealing latent narratives embedded within sites.

The programme will focus on exploring the potentials of these technologies to make tangible the seemingly unseen, considering their impact on contemporary cartographic methods and their ability to emancipate power systems.

Submissions are welcomed from practitioners based in Germany whose work engages with and responds to this provocation.

Selected artist receives:
  • Three month residency term

  • A fee of £2400 

  • A production allowance of £600

  • A return flight
  • Three month, double room accommodation

  • Studio space

  • Curatorial support and programming opportunities
  • General support, advice and networking opportunities
Now in its fifth year, the collaboration between the Goethe-Institut London and SPACE supports artists and projects that explore the critical application of emerging technologies. The purpose of the Goethe-Institut’s worldwide residency programmes is to provide a space for new perspectives, wherein artists and cultural workers have the opportunity to live and work in another country and another culture for an extended period of time. Especially in the era of globalisation, cultural workers find it particularly inspiring, freed momentarily from economic concerns, to anchor their work to a specific location, where they can pursue their projects and develop or deepen lasting work relationships.

The focus is on process over product and the residency aims to provide space and time for fearless experimentation.

Evaluation Criteria

The (in)transit programme is conceived as a period of development, immersion and critical investigation. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the experimental nature of each three month residency cycle, where the focus is on process over product.

The residency is open to practitioners with strong connections to and integrated within the German cultural scene, producing high quality work, who have not had the opportunity to work in London before will be prioritised. Applying artists should have at least a moderate level of spoken English and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.

Note: Though applicants must demonstrate strong links within the German cultural scene and should be based in Germany, there is however no requirement for the applicant to be a German national to qualify for the residency.

Application & Selection Process

The artist will be selected on the basis of their application. The selection panel will include representatives from SPACE and the Goethe-Institut. The successful artist will be notified by Friday 13 October 2017. There is no application form but your application should submit the following as part of only one PDF file titled (in)transit application and your full name (e.g. ‘(in)transit application - Full Name.pdf’).

To apply, applicants must submit the following:
  • 1 x Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period (max 750 words)
  • 1 x Artist CV
  • 1 x Proposal for an artist led workshop to investigate their subject collaboratively
  • 1 x Completed Equal Opps Form (available for download here) Examples of previous work (Max 15 Images; Max 4 Video Links; Max 1 PDF)
  • Full Contact Details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address)
Please note that all applications are to be submitted via email:
Mail Symbololiver@spacestudios.org.uk