Residenz Agata Siniarska, Projekt: Second Nature

Open Call: Artist-in-Garden-Residence – Environment

The current call for a residence in HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts addresses artists of the performative arts who investigate in the relationships between nature, environment and art in their work.

Questions about the state and the future of the planet as well as one’s relationship to the environment are increasingly becoming a focus of artistic works.

Within the framework of the residence, a research question can be developed, an already existing topic deepened or a concrete discussion can take place. In this way, new perspectives on the topic and broad social discourses can be developed and made accessible from an artistic practice.

HELLERAU’s “Kulturgarten” offers an unique opportunity as a place of inspiration. Workshops, performances, concerts and festivals take place in the Kulturgarten. The results of the residence will be presented to the public in form of a workshop or tryout in HELLERAU.

Artists in residence will be accompanied dramaturgically and networked with partners from science and the Dresden urban community according to their interests.

Two project applications will be selected from the entries.


  • concept text (max. 1500 characters)
  • short biography (max. 1500 characters)
  • overview of previous works

Please send your application in a PDF document to
Rosa Müller


Applications until 21.12.2019
Residence between May and July 2020


  • 3 – 6 weeks residence for 1 – 2 persons in HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts
  • accommodation
  • office & Kulturgarten HELLERAU
  • 250 € per person/week
  • technical support according to need and agreement
  • material cost support by arrangement
  • travel expenses
  • dramaturgical accompaniment