22 April 2020

Opportunity Description

Open Call for audio-visual artists @ home residency

In the current COVID-19 pandemic with serious consequences, especially for artists and cultural workers, direct and immediate help is needed at various levels. On this occasion, the Miller-Zillmer Foundation invites you to apply for a three-month artist grant for audio and visual projects with media/digital access. The place of work is – in accordance with the situation – your own studio.

The call for a grant has been set up in response to the unexpected crisis. The current exceptional situation brings artists and cultural workers not only to existential limits but also to create new working spaces on a digital/media basis, in order to constructively counteract not only social isolation but also to contribute to global solidarity.

The Miller-Zillmer Foundation is looking for three to four audio-visual artists, preferably living in different countries, who would like to work together on an artistic project across borders and make it accessible online on a regular basis. The topics should be in the field of audiovisual art and social relevance. Funding includes a monthly grant of 1000€ per participant for the maximum duration of three months and an online platform for publication.

Requirements for a stipend are:

  • Applicants must be shown to be acutely affected by the current measures to control the COVID-19 virus in their professional activity as artists
  • Other public or private solidarity systems do not apply or do not apply at short notice and confirm this in writing. The following sentence must be signed separately: “I hereby confirm that in the current situation my livelihood cannot be guaranteed by relatives
  • Applicants must declare their willingness to process and store their submitted documents/ materials in accordance with the DSGVO
  • With this working stipend, we would like to support artists who currently have no income or financial support from other sources. For this reason, applicants who already receive (or will receive) grants will not be considered.

How to Apply

The application for support should be submitted in writing to the Miller-Zillmer Foundation.

Please apply with

  • Your CV and portfolio of your artistic work,
  • An introduction video of max. three minutes
  • A description of how you are actively involved in artistic conceptual work during the period in which the grant is awarded, and how you would like to present it publicly in digital/media form within an online platform of the Miller-Zillmer Foundation

The Foundation reserves the right to request further information.
The decision on a grant is made by the Board. The decisions cannot be appealed. All commitments of support are voluntary.

Miller-Zillmer Foundation – info@miller-zillmer.foundation