This one-of-a-kind studio grant is explicitly developed to support the work of women* artists. Awarded by a specialist jury, the grant aims to structurally support artists, place artistic research in a local context, and to create ongoing discursive and working relationships.
The studio program creates free space for experiments and research, regardless of their outcome, yet it purposefully does not offer project funding. The grant comprises the free use of District’s “satellite” studio on the campus of the Malzfabrik for six months, during which District actively supports the realization of the grant holder’s ideas.
The studio grant is an important element of District’s long-term engagement in building a solidary artistic community. Therefore, the program offers an open forum for the reflection, advancement, and networking of artistic practices through interdisciplinary studio talks and the inclusion of the grant holders in the regular programming.
In 2015, on the occasion of the five-year anniversary of the studio grant program, the exhibition Satellite Affects and Other Lines of Flight brought the work of the resident artists together in dialogue for the first time.
* women artists: the studio grant is intended to support the work of (past, present, future) women, gender queers, Inter*, and Trans* artists.
The next call for artists for the studio grant program from January to June 2018 will be in autumn 2017.