Passage Artist-in-Residence 2024

  • Opens
    1 Nov 2023
  • Deadline
    30 Jan 2024
  • Link
  • Entry fee
  • Topics Awards, Landscape

Under the theme ‘Status Landscape’, the residencies are intended to enable an examination of the current environmental condition of the landscape of the Dübener Heide, a Natural Park in the East of Germany.


For the 2024 edition, the Kemberg Culture and Art Association and Polygona Art Association are looking for photography & film based applications from international artists into the residency programme. Passage AiR programme facilitates temporary working residencies for artists who approach the Dübener Heide in their work on site – a region that is characterised by extensive changes. The artists can use the stay for research or work in a results-oriented way. 

Practical Info

The programme aims to look at the region of the Dübener Heide in the context of its history, landscape and culture through artistic approaches by means of photography and film and to thematise it regionally and transregionally. There are two residency places available for each year, with one residency awarded to a female artist who is also a mother. The duration of one stay is 4 weeks. As the programme promotes exchange between children/young people and established artists, participation in the residency is tied to the implementation of a 2-day workshop for young people. 

The funding for the selected artists comprises costs for accommodation, travel and transportation costs costs up to €650, and a one-time grant of €1000. For the female artist-parent, the travel costs and temporary childcare are up to €600.

Applications must be submitted in English by email to, containing a CV, work samples and the residency proposal.

About the associations

The Kemberg Culture and Art Association, founded in 1995, sees its main focus in the investigation and communication of the history of the town of Kemberg and its districts. Founded in 2022 and based in Bad Düben, Saxony, Polygona Art Association addresses global issues such as structural change, tradition and sustainability on a local level.

Laura Pannack | Artist-in-Residence 2023

Laura Pannack | Artist-in-Residence 2023

Sara Perovic | Artist-in-Residence 2023

Sara Perovic | Artist-in-Residence 2023

Daniel Mebarek | Artist-in-Residence 2022

Daniel Mebarek | Artist-in-Residence 2022

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