Residency Program-Open Call

Open Call for Artist // The Drawing Hub Berlin Residency Program (2018)

Disciplines: contemporary drawing; performance, installation or other experimental practice in the area of drawing

Location: Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 20 December 2017

Duration: 5 January. 2018 – 5 March. 2018 

                      The starting time will be announced in January.

                      The selected candidates will be notified by email by the end of January.

Eligibility: Artists whose practice are in the area of contemporary drawing (including performance, installation, etc.), no age restriction, Artists who are based in Berlin are highly encouraged to apply.

About The Drawing Hub

The Drawing Hub is founded in 2015 in Berlin by art historian and curator Jan Philipp-Fruehsorge, who ran a gallery specialising in drawing for over twelve years. The Drawing Hub is non-profit research center and presentation space devoting to contemporary drawing.

In recent times hardly any other artistic medium has enjoyed such a remarkably positive re-evaluation as the drawing. A hitherto unseen expansion can be detected, both in the number of artists working in the medium and in the spectrum of their graphic forms of expression.

But at the same time, it appears, this serious increase in significance has not been given its proper due. There are numerous excellent graphic collections in the German-speaking countries, but until now there has been no centre in Germany devoted to the presentation and research of contemporary drawing. The Drawing Hub has given itself the task of closing this gap and of supplementing and supporting public-sector institutions as a private initiative.

The Program

The Drawing Hub residency is a production/experiment space where artists can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. The program is non-prescriptive and process-based, allowing artists to develop projects in response to their environment. The program aims to facilitate the international exchange and the exchange of ideas through artistic practice in the area of contemporary drawing.

The residency is a 2-month program (shorter periods are possible upon request) comprising of: weekly group critiques with the curator, regular artist talks, artist studio visits, final group exhibition and social media promotion. All talks, critiques and activities in the residency programme will be conducted in English.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted via email to the following email address: no later than 20th December 2017.

Your application must include:

A brief description of the project you intend to create/develop during the residency.

Curriculum Vitae (up-to-date)

Portfolio of the recent works (max. 10MB total)

Please also keep in mind:

Only digital material is accepted;

All documents should be sent in the same email;

The Drawing Hub can respond to email inquiries except regarding the status of individual applications;


The participants will work in our shared 150 cm2 studio space equipped with kitchen, bathroom, storage, tables, chairs and other communal facilities. Every participant gets approximately 30-35cm2 space for work. You can view the photos of The Drawing Hub project space on our instagram (

As a contemporary drawing research center, The Drawing Hub space also provides plenty of books and catalogues for artists to utilise for their research and practice during the residency.

Unfortunately, accommodation inside the studio space is not possible. The Drawing Hub will provide its best efforts to help resident artist finding affordable solutions in Berlin, below are some useful links:


The participation fee and studio rental fee are in total 380 Euro/person/month.

The Drawing Hub is a non-profit organisation and receives no external funding, all the fee we charge will be only used for covering our fundamental cost such as rent, utility and residency program.


If you have any questions, please contact The Drawing Hub directly via

We are looking forward to your application!