PICTURE BERLIN, founded in 2009, is a nonprofit artist initiated hybrid residency/art academy which encourages participating artists to engage in an active discourse surrounding art and contemporary photography while simultaneously giving them a chance to develop their work. This perspective is unusual within a European residency context as the program facilitates each individual approach by offering close mentoring from internationally practicing artists and free-lance curators based in Berlin. Next summer, 2013, will mark the fourth Summer Session. PICTURE BERLIN is a 5 week program.

The dynamic programming involving walks, lectures, studio visits, film screenings, German lessons and potlucks, uses Berlin as a springboard to examine the concentrated art scene in the city. A rigorous studio practice forms the heart of the program. Over the course of the Summer Session, artists attend discussions led by PICTURE BERLIN lecturers and working artists in Berlin and each week’s end is marked by a work review with an invited selection of artists and art professionals.

PICTURE BERLIN brings each participating artist directly into contact with the vibrant cultural milieu in Berlin, offering an insight into the international art world. The program guides the artists into the art scene through the backdoor, offering them access, information, and possibilities other institutionally based programs are unable to offer. Finally PB is pleased to recommend a chance to hear former participating artists talk about their experiences in the program to better help potential participating artists understand what the program can offer.

The deadline for applications for the PICTURE BERLIN Summer Session 2013 is March 1st, 2013.

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