Writers Residency at Villa Waldberta (1 resident)
Residency period: April 5 – June 28, 2022
Application period: through November 15, 2021, 6pm CET
– For the PDF of the Open Call, please click here. –
Who can apply?
Applications are open to professional artists whose practice is based on writing, as well as writers and critics. The residency is open to persons of any age and nationality. Applications from people residing in Bavaria and artists who have already held a residency at Villa Waldberta or Ebenböckhaus are not accepted.
The Writers Residency is a cooperation between Kunstverein München and the ARTIST IN RESIDENCE MUNICH program of the Municipal Department of Art and Culture of the City of Munich. It consists of a three-month stay at the Villa Waldberta at Lake Starnberg and a monthly stipend.
The concept takes up the tradition of the town chronicler, who used to go from place to place to record the history of local communities and take a new look at lived realities. The intention is to approach fiction and narration outside of traditional exhibition spaces through formats such as public readings in both the place of residence and other venues, like the Kunstverein München. Many writers lead a nomadic working life. The Writers Residency is based on the idea of offering a temporary writing home for two months and enabling discussion and interchange with visitors as well as the city of Munich. Central to the residency is time and space to write – an activity that is often inadequately remunerated and too rarely the subject of funding programs within the art context. Kunstverein München sees its initiative in the context of curation, which derives from the Latin word “curare,” meaning to look after, to care for—originally used in relation to objects, but now extended to people and the hospitality towards them.
About Villa Waldberta
For more information, please see www.air-m.de
Villa Waldberta is not barrier-free. Nevertheless, we look forward to receiving applications from people with disabilities and, in the case of suitable applications, will try to find solutions for participation within the scope of our possibilities.
Due to the unforeseeable developments with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, deviations from normal operation may occur.
- Travel costs (economy class) up to 350,- € within Europe and up to 800,- € when traveling from abroad
- Rent-free, lockable apartment in the house. The handover of the apartment is regulated in a separate contract.
- Monthly stipend of 1.200,- €
We need the following documents (only as one PDF document, max. 10MB)
- Comprehensive artist’s statement (no longer than 1 page) in German or English
- Curriculum vitae in German or English
- Portfolio and / or text examples, etc.
We also expect
- Good written and spoken knowledge of the German or English language
- Commitment to cooperate with the team of Kunstverein München as well as the “Team Residenzprogramme” of the city of Munich
- the participation in events
Please send your application as a pdf document to email@example.com
For questions regarding the program’s form and contents, please contact Gloria Hasnay, Curator of Kunstverein München, via firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +49 89 200 011 33 (Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm). For questions regarding Villa Waldberta, please please send an email to email@example.com.
Jury and selection process
The selection is made by a committee consisting of representatives of Kunstverein München and the Cultural Department of the City of Munich. Applicants will be notified by mid-December 2021.
Information on data protection and communication by e-mail
Your data will be handled in accordance with legal requirements. Kindly note that communication by e-mail is not encrypted and may have security gaps.
For more information, please see:
www.kunstverein-muenchen.de/en/institution/privacy-policy and www.artistinresidence-munich.de/datenschutz