Artist Residency

The Location

The house on Inselstraße on Schwanenwerder can be reached from the S-Bahn stop Nikolassee by a 20-minute walk through the Grunewald forest. The route leads past the famous Strandbad Wannsee (Wannsee beach).

A monthly public transportation ticket from Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) will be provided, and there is a bicycle for artists to use if they wish. The house offers a private car park which artists may use to park their car free of charge. Nikolassee offers good shopping facilities.

The house was built in 1935. It has recently been gutted and remodelled so that large working areas with an open kitchen were created. Artists who would like to work outside can enjoy wonderful views of the Havel river. The conservatory and storage rooms may also be used.


The residency is awarded exclusively to female artists. It expressly supports all artistic fields except graphics and applied arts.
There is no age limit. However, your training or studies should be completed.

Your application can be made informally and should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Artistic profile including publications and exhibitions
  • Recent examples of your work (of the past three years)
  • Motivation letter with a short statement of reasons

Please send your application exclusively by e-mail to: benedix[at]

Applications sent by post cannot be processed and will not be returned.

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2021 residency should be received by 30 November 2020.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic our foreign artists will not be able to travel this year. We ask for your understanding that we will make up for their scholarship as soon as travelling will be possible again. Thus we can award new scholarships again from the end of 2021. Applications already submitted will also be considered for 2022.

Selection Process

Your application will be checked for completeness. The foundation's Board of Trustees then will make a decision on the award.
There is no legal entitlement to a residency.