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New Call for Proposals!

The Goethe-Institut Boston invites artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including institutions in civil society, to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency in 2021. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in our newly-renovated space in Back Bay. Application deadline is November 15, 2020.

The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Back Bay to artists and creative minds as a “laboratory” for ideas. Beyond just another gallery or concert hall, Studio 170 provides an open, lively place for inspiration, experimentation and open discourse. With this new format we invite New England’s creative community in the cultural realm to use our newly-renovated space to experiment, innovate, and try out new ideas.

  • Street view of the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    Street view of the Goethe-Institut Boston
  • The Grand Salon at the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    The Grand Salon and main project room at the Goethe-Institut Boston
  • Entrance Hall in the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    Entrance Hall at the Goethe-Institut Boston
  • The Grand Salon (view to stage area) in the Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    The Grand Salon with view to stage area
  • Outside space behind Goethe-Institut Boston Photo: Mark Römisch
    The parking lot behind the Goethe-Institut Boston can be used for events, installations and receptions.
  • Video installation in the Grand Salon Photo: Mark Römisch
    Example of a video installation in the Grand Salon
  • Projection screen in Grand Salon Photo: Mark Römisch
    Projection screen in the Grand Salon
  • Projections in the Grand Salon Photo: Mark Römisch
    Examples of projections in the Grand Salon
  • Installation in Entrance Hall Photo: Mark Römisch
    An installation in the Entrance Hall
We invite artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and other creatives, including individuals from institutions in civil society, to submit proposals for a Studio 170 residency in 2021. Application deadline is November 15, 2020.

We are open for all types of formats including installations/exhibitions, performances/actions, artist talks, panel discussions, author readings, film screenings, digital projects, among many other possibilities. Innovative and experimental projects will be favored. Successful applicants will realize their proposed projects in our Grand Hall, reception space, entrance hall, and garden and back parking lot. The residency time frame is flexible within a given two week period, TBD in discussion with each successful artist-in-residence.

The jury, consisting of renowned artists and curators in New England, will select 2-3 projects to be realized in 2021.

In light of the current situation and the restrictions caused by COVID-19, the jury will be looking for projects that are feasible during COVID-19 times. They will give special consideration to projects that not only take the uncertain and changing conditions into account but additionally find creative ways to deal with necessary restrictions.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals along the lines of our current programming topics, although there is no requirement to do so. Our topics for this year are Democracy, Sustainability and Migration.

We offer:
  • Artist stipend of $1000
  • Additional budget for production costs up to $1000 (a detailed budget must be submitted and approved)
  • Opening reception and accompanying events
  • Mentoring for the project from our renowned jury members, if requested
  • Installation and organizational assistance
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Access to Goethe-Institut’s large network of partnering institutions, cooperating artists and open-minded, diverse audience
Requirements:
  • Applicants must reside and work in New England
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate past projects
Application timeline:
  • Application deadline is November 15, 2020
  • Successful applicants will be notified by December 21, 2020
Ready to apply?
Fill out the online application below.


Note:
These are unprecedented times and require flexibility and creativity to navigate  constantly changing situations and related regulations. We are committed to providing the utmost support to successful Studio 170 projects, but reserve the right to cancel, postpone or adjust projects in accordance with government and/or Goethe-Institut regulations due unvorseen circumstances.


 

Studio 170 — Call for Proposals

The application deadline is November 15, 2020.

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