HomeBase BUILD II Artists-in-Residence
November 25th to March 10th 2012
Twelve professional artists, social entrepreneurs, architects and other creative thinkers will be
working during four months at the HomeBase LAB on individual art projects in their live-in
studios. They will be engaged in a creative communal living, educational and cultural program
while having a ‘hands on’ collaboration in building different aspects of the HomeBase LAB. The
objective is to turn it into an innovative artist-run cultural center, dedicated to the exploration of
Home as the foundation of Humanity and experimenting in meaningful urban living.
Through the HomeBase BUILD II Artists-in-Residence, the artists will:
Contribute to the building of a unique non-for-profit art center with a far reaching cultural
and social vision in collaboration with other artists and the HomeBase team members.
Participate in an educational program that focuses on questions of identity, Home as the
foundation of humanity, meaningful urban living and the role of contemporary art in
Spend time in Berlin in a communal art setting with live-in studios and various facilities.
Gain professional exposure in the Berlin and the international art world through visits by
Berlin-based curators and via the HomeBase network / emailing list.
Help build a unique grass roots art institution.
* Two of the HB BUILD II artists will be selected to participate in HB Jerusalem taking place in
Summer 2012 and will create a link between Jerusalem, NYC and the HB LAB Berlin.
What will I BUILD
Over the course of four months you will work on your own practice. In collaboration with the
HB team, each HB artists in residence completes a BUILD project which is the constructing of
key organizational components of the HomeBase LAB.
HB BUILD projects are divided into 4 main areas of focus:
1. Community / Urban Setting
Establishing a network in the local community: documenting the community, researching what
community is all about while fostering new relationships with our surroundings.
2. Curatorial / Educational
The HomeBase study and research center: developing curriculum and materials on the topic of
Home, developing a set of HomeBase aesthetic and conscious values, developing the
newsletter which focuses on the role of contemporary art in society.
3. Organization related
Social media, grant writing, funding, financial strategy and promotion.
HomeBase sustainable, which includes working in our organic garden, working at our own build
Green House and processing our KunstKompost/ overall developing ecological and sustainable
Each artist will devote a minimum of 3 weekly hours to building aspects paired with the team
members to work in her or his field, ending with a presentation of their contribution.
More details about HomeBase BUILD II Artists-in-Residence
In the program of HomeBase BUILD II each artist participates as: a learner, a creator and a
teacher. The HomeBase BUILD group generates content and self-directs.
The organic process of exploration will unfold within the following given structural form:
• Individual art work: the majority of the time, besides the two scheduled weekly group
meetings (LAB Learn, Salon), will be dedicated to progressive art practice in the
individual studios – ongoing -
• BUILD project: individual work for the community to build the art center HB LAB – 3
hours a week -
Weekly group meetings
• LAB Learn: co-learning, facilitated by the HomeBase team, group and guest speakers –
3 hours a week -
• HB Salon: a cultural platform which will include cultural conversations, performances,
movie screenings, readings and more - followed by a group dinner – 3 hours a week -
• HB Public Salon: which serve as further opportunity for exposure, scheduled at the17th
of December, 2011 (VIP Salon with launch of second edition of Ignatz Beer) & 4th of
February, 2012 (performances and pre-Open House event).
• End exhibition & Open House event on the 3th and 4th of March, 2012. The Open House
event is a public viewing and presentation of the individual projects. The HB
newsletter/publication, with original essays and art works by the program participants is
also released on this day.
*Several guest speakers and artists will be invited to contribute to the process of HB BUILD,
enriching the conversation, providing both a local and global cultural perception.
**HB BUILD artists will be promoted and exposed through the HomeBase network, an existing
network of thousands of international art lovers.
HomeBase BUILD Schedule
Duration: November 25th 2011 - March 10th 2012
The fee of 1500 Euro, includes the following:
- a live-in studio with access to the shared living room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry
room, garden, office
- educational program
- all the program details described above
- special edition of the HomeBase newsletter/publication
- exposure and promotion via HomeBase website and network
Food, art materials and other personal expenses are not included. Visa and insurance is not
arranged by HomeBase.
How to Apply?
Please fill out this form below, and send it to us via email –
firstname.lastname@example.org - along with 10 images of your recent work, an artist
statement, and a CV picture.
Deadline for application: November 1st, 2011.
Date for Notification: November 7th, 2011.
DATE OF BIRTH:
WHERE WERE YOU BORN:
WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW:
LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK:
RELIGION / SPIRITUAL PRACTICE:
CONTACT / REFERENCE:
ARTISTIC BELIEFS, BACKGROUND AND INITIATIVES
1. How would you define the meaning of Home?
2. What topics seem to be at the forefront of contemporary culture?
3. What are your sources of inspiration? Please define three artists / thinkers who have
been important for the development of your work.
4. What can you contribute to the HB LAB and why are you attracted to this program?
5. What is at the heart of your practice as an artist?
6. How would you describe your practice and studio discipline? What kind of goals have
you set for yourself for the next year? What goals have you achieved in the last year?
7. How would you define a “professional artist”?
8. What would you like to build at the HB LAB?
9. What previous experience do you have in collaborative projects?
10. What does community mean to you?
11. Have you been to Berlin before?
12. What do you hope to achieve during this period in Berlin?