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Artist-in-Residence program for artists based in Offenbach


Ramona Heinlein
Tel. +49 (0)69 400 37 617


The Artist-In-Residence program AIR_Frankfurt aims to foster international interaction between Frankfurt and emerging art centers across the world.
The idea is, in the course of three-month artist residencies, for artists from Frankfurt and artists from abroad to have an opportunity to attain new artistic input abroad, creating new work and building their international network.

what is provided?

  • three-month stay at basis e.V. Frankfurt respectively at one of the partner organizations abroad
  • 1000 € of monthly financial support
  • travel costs
  • accomodation in a studio-apartment
  • realization of a final project
  • integration into an artist network
  • curatorial support from the hosting organization

Who can apply?

  • AIR_Frankfurt is aimed exclusively at artists who live and work in Frankfurt.
    Artists from abroad who are interested in applying to the artist residency in Frankfurt must live and work in the cities in which our respective partner organizations are based.

  • The application deadlines for artists based in Frankfurt and the corresponding requirements are published on the basis homepage at regular intervals.

  • Information on a residency in Frankfurt may be found on the respective homepages of our partner organizations abroad.


The AIR_Frankfurt program was founded by the City of Frankfurt’s Department for Culture in 1990 with the goal to foster the exchange between culturally interested and active cities. Since then more than 100 visual artists from Frankfurt were able to profit from the exchange program, with an equal number of artists from abroad coming to Frankfurt as part of the residency program.
Since 2016 AIR_Frankfurt has been supervised by the production and exhibition platform basis e.V., while continuing to be supported by the City of Frankfurt’s Department for Culture.

Residency Opportunities 2020


I: project space
April - June 2020
deadline: December 15, 2019

Kuala Lumpur

July - September 2020
Deadline: Deczember 15, 2019

Curator in Residence 2020 in Frankfurt

(call closed)

February - March 2020
Deadline: October 6, 2019

(call closed)

AIR Antwerpen
March - May 2020
Deadline: September 15, 2019

(call closed)

March - May 2020
Deadline: September 15, 2019

Tel Aviv
(call closed)

September 15-
December 15, 2019
Deadline: May 8, 2019

(call closed)

AIR Antwerpen
May - July 2019
Deadline: Jan 22, 2019

(call closed)

MMCA Residency Goyang
June - August 2019
Deadline:  Feb 12, 2019

Kuala Lumpur
(call closed)

August - October 2019
Deadline: Feb 12, 2019

(call closed)

Jan - March 2019
Deadline: Sept 19, 2018

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