All questions we receive will be answered in this section.
A _ Questions regarding the application
a1) What is the 6 digit code for?
The 6-digit code number is used to anonymise the project proposal (including the text explaining the applicant’s motivation for applying and their visualization of the project).
The jury will first review the anonymised project drafts and decide upon a shortlist. Portfolios and the application form will be reviewed only after this initial selection.
a2) What is meant by the artist statement?
The artist statement should briefly describe your practice and artistic position.
(It should tell us about what you do, why and how.)
a3) Is there a limit to the CV (i.e. 2 pages) and for the project proposal?
I – CV: Please fill out the application form. Education, Exhibitions, Projects max. 3.000 characters including spaces / Awards, Grants max. 1.500 characters including spaces / Artist Statement max. 1.200 characters including spaces (in total 2 pages).
II – PROJECT PROPOSAL: Please attach a separate document, anonymised with a 6-digit code number (e.g. 123456_project.pdf). The text and images should together be a maximum 3 pages, 5 MB.
III – PORTFOLIO: Please attach a pdf (name_portfolio.pdf) with a representative selection of works from the last 5 years, maximum 10 pages, 10 MB.
a4) Is this project limited to visual art projects, or would you also accept proposals for participatory performance works?
We accept proposals for participatory performance works.
Projects within the full range of contemporary art practice can be submitted. That includes performance, audience participation artworks, conceptual art, sound and media, as well as photography.
a5) Should the works be temporary or permanent?
The call is limited to temporary works in situ.
a6) Is it a requirement that the refugees should participate in the proposed art project?
No. The participation of the refugees is an option but not a requirement.
B _ Questions about the refugee accommodation center
b1) Roughly how many people are living in each residential building?
Between 225 – 480 people live in each residential building, depending on the size of the units and number of basic modules.
b2) What are the countries of origin of the residents of an accommodation centre?
We can’t provide precise information about this. The majority of the residents come from the Near East, in particular from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
b3) What languages do they use to speak among themselves and with others?
The refugees use their first language to speak among themselves (for example, Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Hausa, Pashto) and use English, French or German to speak with others.
b4) How long are they likely to live there?
We can’t provide precise information about this. A stay of around a year was planned. However in reality the refugees continue to live in the collective housing, till they have found an apartment and can move in.
C _ Questions about the artist’s residency / the construction trailer / the scholarship conditions
c1) Can artist couples or artist groups apply for the scholarship?
Unfortunately the art residence can only provide space for a single artist.