how to apply

The spæs residency program is a unique opportunity designed to propel artistic and design research, experimentation, and the creation of ideas and methods that focus on the spatial aesthetics of sound.

Contributing to the diverse emerging body of shared knowledge is at the heart of the spæs residency program. We therefore encourage residents to emphasize the creative process and experience over any final product, as well as reflect, document, and share their work publicly in some way.

what we offer

The residency takes place in Berlin, Germany. As a resident, you can access professional mentoring, technical resources, and state-of-the-art 3D audio technologies in our spatial sound studios. We'll encourage you to focus on the creative process rather than the final product.


We offer both standard and micro-residency options. The standard residency is flexible, lasting 2 to 4 weeks, with associated costs ranging from €1,600 to €2,400. If you're pressed for time, the micro-residency lasts 3 days and costs €900. We can also arrange accommodation in one of our studios for an additional fee. We welcome artists, designers, practitioners, engineers, scholars, and researchers from all disciplines whose work intersects with sound and space.


The application process is simple. All you need to do is send us a brief email outlining your plans for your residency at the lab and and providing information about your previous work (don’t forget to send us some relevant links). In case you already know, please also indicate your preferred time frame and the studio in which you would like to work. If you're pre-selected, you'll be invited to submit a more detailed application for final selection. If you have any questions, please reach out to us. We are looking forward to receiving your application!