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Residency | Manor at Biesenthal | Summer 2024

North of Berlin around 60 minutes by train from the central station, the forest property `Biesenthal` is located right next to the lake Wukensee. The premises extends over several buildings and 12.000m2 of forest. We are converting the manor of Biesenthal into a temporary artist residence with studios and accommodation from 1st of May, 2024 until September the 30th, 2024.

The accommodation for all artists is in the mansion in basic private rooms with a common kitchen and dining room. The large wooden terrace at the back of the building serves as the meeting place of the residence and faces the forest and the other two buildings of the residence. One is the studio building with individual studios for all artists and the other is the spacious community auditorium for performing artists. On site, deeper in the forest, a small metal and iron workshop is hidden.

Next to the award of studio space and accommodation, the residency program includes weekly mentored studio visits, artist presentations and talks. To cover the program, accommodation and studio costs a rate of 365€ per month is required. All studios are clean and dry, have daylight and are in a ready-to-work state. The studios range between 20m2 - 30m2. Sanitary facilities exist in a 20’ sanitary container right in front of the residential building.

Terms can range between 2 and 5 months while all forms of art are welcomed. Artists have 24h access to the premises and are allowed to use the entire plot. At the end of the project, there will be a group exhibition of works created during the residency.

FAQs here.


  • Working condition: Individual and shared studios

  • Studio condition: Daylight, electricity, overhead lights

  • Treatment of studios: Drilling, painting, dirt allowed

  • Sanitary facilities: Yes, outside of the building

  • Workshop facilities: Very basic tools

  • Number of studios: 15

  • Accommodation: Yes

  • Private rooms, shared bathroom and shared kitchen

  • Basic rooms: Pallet bed with pillow, desk, closet rail

  • WIFI: check FAQs

  • Art forms: All

  • Start: First day of the month

  • End: Last day of the month

  • Final exhibition / open studio day: Yes

  • Artistic accompaniment: Marthe Howitz

  • Artist-in-Residence Programm: weekly artist presentations 

  • Requested presence on site: 80 % and mandatory group presentation

  • What to bring: check FAQs

  • Spoken language: English (minimum B-level)

  • Fee: 365€ incl. VAT per month to cover the artist-in-residence program, studio and accommodation costs

  • Required documents: CV, ID, portfolio, motivation letter

  • Send your application to marthe[at]

  • DEADLINE: 10.04.2024

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