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Radio Art Residency

Radio Art Residency © Radio Art Residency

Who: Applications are open to radio artists, performance artists and sound artists from non-German-speaking countries and without permanent residence in Germany. Experience in radio production is not necessarily required, but the interest in the engagement with the medium and in developing an artistic approach for radio.

Section: Media Art, Music

Duration: Three Months – Bi-annually from September til November, and from March til May

In cooperation with Radio Corax and supported by the Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, the Film, Television and Radio Division of the Goethe-Institut headquarters offers a three-month residency for radio artists* in Halle (Saale) twice a year.

The Radio Art Residency was established in 2017. In Halle (Saale), radio artists, performance artists* with a connection to radio and sound artists have the opportunity to experiment with the medium of radio, to explore narrative and technical possibilities and to make their radio art audible "on air". During the three-month stay, the scholarship holders will get to know the German radio scene and local radio professionals in order to exchange ideas and be inspired by intercultural dialogue.

The scholarship provides access to curatorial supervision and technical support by the broadcasters in Halle. Radio Corax is a non-commercial local radio that can be received on the FM frequency 95.9 MHz in the Halle/Saale area and via live stream 24 hours a day. 

Current call for application „RAR“

Periods

September – November 
March – May

Requirements

Target Audience
Applications are open to radio artists, performance artists and sound artists from non-German-speaking countries and without permanent residence in Germany. Experience in radio production is not necessarily required, but the interest in the engagement with the medium and in developing an artistic approach for radio.

Benefits of the Radio Art Residency
  • Financing of arrival and departure expenses
  • Provision of accommodation in Halle (Saale) for 3 months
  • A monthly scholarship rate of 2,300 euros
  • Networking with relevant artists and institutions via the network of Radio Corax and the Goethe-Institut
  • Access to curatorial supervision and technical support by Radio Corax 
  • If possible, a German language course at a Goethe-Institut in the country of residence
The scholarship is open-ended. However, during the residency period, scholarship holders have the opportunity to work on projects that can be broadcast on Radio Corax as well as to use the radio as an experimental space in their artistic process.

Time frame of the residency
The upcoming Radio Art Residency takes place September 1 to November 30, 2019.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Is it possible to postpone the timeframe of the residency?
No, the time frame of the residency is scheduled for a stay of 90 days from September 1 to November 30, 2019, with a deviation of maximum five days.

Is it necessary to participate in the entire three months (90 days) of the residency?
Yes, the scholarship obliges the artist to reside in Halle (Saale) for the entire three months and not be absent for more than 14 days.

Is it possible to apply with a collaborative project?
The residency program is meant for one artist. A shared fellowship / collaborative project would mean to share the grant. Also, you have to be aware of additional costs for accomodation and travel expenses.

Is the accommodation appropriate for families?
The artist residency is only conditionally family-friendly, since the accomodation provided is a single room apartment.

How to apply – Application documents

Applications must be written in English and contain the following documents:

Curriculum vitae
With full contact details, details of your education and an overview of your artistic career to date (residencies, other scholarships), max. 2 pages.

Letter of motivation
Please describe your motivation for participating in the residency program in a maximum of 2 pages. Please also specify on which project you would like to work during your stay. Since the scholarship allows process-based and open-ended artistic work, a fully elaborated project is not required. Please describe your approach to the medium instead.

Portfolio
Please send us a short portfolio that gives an insight into your previous artistic work.

Format of Application 
Please submit your application as one single PDF document. Audio files may be sent via e-mail / your preferred file transfer service

Application Deadline
Please send your application until April 30, 2019, 11:59 pm CET to: residency@radiocorax.de

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