On the occasion of the »12th Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie« the organisers of the festival and the association »Kultur einer Digitalstadt e.V.« are offering international artists the opportunity to apply for a three-month artist residency in the studio house on the Rosenhöhe in Darmstadt until 15 December 2022.
In the spirit of this year’s theme of the »12th Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie«, the residency is intended to enable the artist to “experiment” and to aim at the completion or development of an art project. The results of the residency will be exhibited in the Atelierhaus during the festival. The basic prerequisite for the application is, above all, a personal short statement by the artist, preferably submitted via social media, about why exactly he or she deserves the opportunity to experiment in the form of the artist residency.
In Darmstadt, as in other places in Germany at the same time, an artists’ colony was founded at the end of the 19th century. Between 1899 and 1914, several famous Art Nouveau artists lived and worked on Darmstadt’s Mathildenhöhe. In the 1960s, the city of Darmstadt established a new artists’ colony. To this end, seven studio and residential buildings were erected from 1965 to 1967 in the Rosenhöhe Park, which is adjacent to Mathildenhöhe.
In 2018, the house at Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1 (LEW1) was thoroughly renovated with city funds and has since been used by the association “Culture of a Digital City”. The association has set itself the goal of trying out various event formats and promotional offers for artists, but also researchers and experts from various interdisciplinary fields of practice, which are implemented in the residential and studio house at Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1. Together, the residential and studio house form an architectural ensemble. The other six identical complexes on Rosenhöhe are inhabited – in part by artists. An open garden connects the houses of the settlement. Moreover, the nearby Mathildenhöhe, the historic artists’ colony and the neighbouring headquarters of the Design Department of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences make Ludwig-Engel-Weg 1 a place of special significance for the contemporary artists who temporarily reside there.
Who can apply or who is the residency programme aimed at?
Photographers, media artists, artists who primarily work with photographic or cinematic processes.
Applications (in German or English) are open until 15 December 2022 (23:59 CET)
Application with digital work portfolio, a statement (Why exactly does the artist deserve the opportunity to experiment in the form of the artist residency ) and documents mentioned below via the web form:
If possible, submit public statement additionally via social media:
Image gallery on Instagram or Facebook. As text below (max. 280 – 300 characters) a statement on why exactly the artist deserves the opportunity to experiment in the form of the artist residency.
Below this, also link to @darmstaedter_tage_d_fotografie (Instagram)/ @DarmstaedterTageDerFotografie (Facebook) and use the hashtags #dtdf2023 and #residenceexperiment.
The following documents must be submitted in addition to the work portfolio and short statement (max. 1,000 characters):
A jury consisting of the following members will select the suitable candidate from the submissions by the end of December January 2022:
»Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie«
Tel. + 49 6151 – 27 16 08