Mondriaan Fonds Residencies

Starting in 2019, the Mondriaan Fund offers a six-month work period in ZK/U, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik. The residency program consists of mutual exchange of ideas, weekly dinners, where the residents present their projects to selected guests, and monthly studio visits by professionals from the ZK/U network.

ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik) I


The residency team connects the interests of the residents with ZK/U’s programme and informs them about events and discourses taking place elsewhere in Berlin. The residents can participate in ZK/U’s public programme ranging from events, to exhibitions, workshops and conferences that are organized by ZK/U’s project team.

ZK/U is a collaborative, socially engaged and locally involved art platform. They are therefore particularly interested in plans that create space for encounters aThand exchanges between citizens from different backgrounds and that question the urban infrastructure and public space. ZK/U is open to plans that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual.


Berlin remains undiminished as a city of great attraction. The city is known for its turbulent history, highly developed cultural life, liberal lifestyle, interesting museums, the Berlin Biennale, Berlin Art Week and contemporary art institutions. The programme aims to explore urban developments than in a city that has changed so radically in recent decades.


The programme wants to facilitate international and local exchange on global issues and is interested in interventions in the public space, which artists, residents and local initiatives make their own.

Who is it for?

Individual artists, duos and collaborations at an international level.


Berlin, Germany

Duration of stay

Two residency periods of 6 months each.

Financing amounts

11.025€ by Mondriaan Fonds for travel costs, material costs and living costs for one individual.

1.225€ resident’s contribution.

Source of funding

Mondriaan Fonds.

Resident’s contribution (either by their own investment, contribution from a third-party, loan from Fonds Kwadraat or via crowdfunding).

Type of activity


Type of sector

Architecture, Research, Visual arts, Landscape and urban planning