Alfred/Düsseldorf Summer Artist Residency 2024

This intimately scaled artist residency will take place for three weeks at our spacious graduate painting studio facility in Düsseldorf, Germany. The program is intended for emerging and established artists to come together in a supportive and inspiring environment to promote the exchange of ideas and critical dialog for the research and development of new work.

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Eight participants will be able to take part in this exciting opportunity. Centrally located in the Oberbilk neighborhood of Düsseldorf, the studios are easily accessed by tram, U-Bahn and bus. Since the founding of the Kunstakademie in 1773, Dusseldorf has been a leading center of painting with an extensive network of world-class museums, contemporary art galleries and non-profit exhibition spaces. The city is both a hub and a crossroads for artists and arts professionals seeking a creative and supportive experience. You can visit to view studio images and to learn more about Düsseldorf.

Housing will be located in an apartment hotel easily accessible by public transportation. Participants will meet in Düsseldorf upon arrival at the hotel. An orientation and museum and gallery excursions each week will be led by Professor of Painting, Stephanie McMahon. The program will culminate in an open studio exhibition and reception, open to the public.

Program cost includes housing and studio, insurance, program fee, and 1-month transportation pass for all local and regional public transit in Germany. Cost will vary dependent on participant enrollment.

Total program cost per participant is $4,035 for a shared room or $5,424 for a private room for five to seven. A minimum of 5 participants is required to run the program.

The price will be reduced to $3,396 for a shared room or $4,785 for a private room if eight participants enroll.

Airfare, meals and museum entrance fees are not included in the program costs.

Arrival in Düsseldorf is on June 3rd with hotel checkout and departure on June 22nd. The total program price for studio, housing, insurance and monthly transportation pass is below. The goal is 8 participants. Rooms are equipped with two twin beds and a kitchenette. Airfare, meals and museum entrance fees are not included.

The last day to register or cancel your registration fee is March 1st, 2024.

Open to recent BFA/MFA graduates, emerging, and mid-career artists.

All participants must have a valid passport.

All Düsseldorf Residency residents must be, or will be, at the time of the residency program, fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as having received their final dose of the vaccine two weeks prior to the event date. All guests must follow the University’s safety protocols. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination.

Applications are by invitation until February 1st. After this date, there will be an open application period until February 15th. Please note, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please contact Stephanie McMahon with a link to your website, CV, and letter of interest to apply.