takt a.i.r., the residency project, was founded in 2007.
We invite the artists to come to Takt from abroad for a certain amount of time to work here without disturbances.
If you are searching for a friendly space to work on your own in peace, this is it! Our selection of artists takes into consideration many aspects such as educational level, the project you intend to work on, diversity, etc. There's generally no age limit at Takt.
Please check our website to get an overview about former residents.
What we don't offer is a tough competitive situation. We organize frequent art critics and talks (English language is preferred at all meetings and talks), however we don't want to be an art school with focus on exclusivity.
Takt is a place for young talents and established artists and art teachers as well, as we think they can benefit from each other.
We strive for a wide variety of artists who want to work on their own projects and are willing to share their experiences, while enjoying time in a vibrant city. Of course you are welcome to travel during your stay but please take into consideration the talks and other events like exploring selected places of the Berlin art and music scene.
Takt is situated in Friedrichshain, in former East Berlin (next to Kreuzberg and Mitte) and Prenzlauer Berg.
Friedrichshain might be the hippest area in town at the moment, very vibrant, full of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Within walking distance are Boxhagener Platz with Saturday and Sunday markets and Frankfurter Allee with it's old Stalin era buildings.
All of our studios are street level at a very quiet back streets.
At Friedrichshain, next to our gallery kunstraum tapir we offer three spaces with live/work studios each for 3-4 artists.
At Prenzlauer Berg, in a very tranquil and beautiful area, we run the writers' and digital media artists' residency and our family residency for artists who want to come with their partners and children.
At the beginning of your stay, Takt organizes an initial meeting to welcome everyone and give them the opportunity to introduce themselves and their projects to the group.
We have regular talks with a visiting artist at our studios, residents are asked to show and discuss their new works.
There's also a weekly event to "introduce" you to Berlin (these include gallery visits, concerts, studio visits of Berlin based artists and visits of collections in town, etc.)
We do our best to assist and support, but we don't individually guide the groups and are not responsible for contacts between artists and galleries.
Each artist is responsible for their own activities. We can't connect you with the art scene of Berlin, we only can suggest you which opening you should visit etc. - you need to be able to find your own way!
Please note that after this residency you won't have a solo at Guggenheim.... ;)
We will curate a group show at the end of each three month stay (March, June, September and December).
The curator selects the artists and their works for the final show.