A circular photograph of delicate, interwoven tendrils of grass in various shades of blue, lilac, purple and magenta interspersed with star shaped flowers, pieces of maroon moss and pale grey leaves. The flora floats in a nebulous white space that shifts to umber toward the bottom.
Image: from the ‘Seed’ project by Kirstin Naomie Broussard

An Accessible and Flexible Residency for Artists with and without Disabilities

UNBOUND is Germany’s first flexible and accessible residency and exhibition program for artists with and without disabilities working across multiple disciplines. A flexible and accessible residency means that artists are supported financially, creatively and can carry out the residency at a location, pace and scale that suits them best.

The program runs from October 17th 2022 to July 2023 and is funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Inneres und Sport in connection with the Special Olympics, which will be held in Berlin in June 2023. The project is a pilot project that we hope that will develop into a permanent feature of Berlin’s cultural landscape. We will create a Handbook at the end of the project to document our experiences and the feedback of our participating artists.

We will invite a total of six artists to participate in the residency where they will each receive a grant to create a new work in response to the theme of “connection”, to exchange with other artists in a series of creative workshops, to receive one-on-one mentoring and show their work in a culminating exhibition during the Special Olympics in June 2023.

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