Start: January 29, 2020
12:00 am
End: February 21, 2020
11:59 pm

Event Venue

B.L.O. Ateliers, Kaskelstr. 55, 10317 Berlin


APPLY NOW – OPEN CALL for Artists in Exile for an Exchange & Residency Project at B.L.O. Ateliers in Berlin
Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020

HIER & JETZT: Connections is an exchange and residency program organized by artists for artists. The project calls upon international artists in exile who live in Berlin and seek a place for artistic production. The initiative, HIER & JETZT: Connections, defines exile as the involuntary loss of one’s social context and working environment in their country of origin for an uncertain period of time.
Successful applicants are invited to work at B.L.O. Ateliers, in Berlin, for a period of three months.

The project is complemented by a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions held by artists, experts, and researchers in order to create a space for dialogue, mutual learning and understanding.

The Project HIER & JETZT: Connections is funded through the integration funds of the Bezirksamt Lichtenberg, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur (Cultural Office of Berlin City District Lichtenberg, Art and Culture Department).


In 2017, the artist initiative HIER & JETZT: Connections was launched by artists of B.L.O. Ateliers. The Project emphasize communication and reciprocity in and about artistic practice, while addressing current cultural and social questions.
Over the course of the last three years the program has grown into a cross-cultural network composed of founding members and ten HIER & JETZT alumni. The group continues to meet regularly to collaborate and support each other’s artistic production.


Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020
This open call is primarily addressed to visual artists who work in the fields of installation, painting, sculpture, media art, performance and photography. Applications from artists groups are welcome.

From April through December, 2020, a 60 m2 studio is offered as working space for a period of three months free of charge. Additionally, a budget of 500 € is offered to each resident or group for production costs.
During the residency the artists are asked to hold a public presentation of their work (for example: open studio, artist talk, workshop, etc.) and to participate to the residency`s extended program.

The residency periods are:
1st of April – 30th of June
1st of July – 30th of September
1st of October – 31st of December




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HIER&JETZT: Connections

HIER & JETZT: Connections is an exchange and residency program for artists in exile. The initiative was launched in…