Artist residencies at Katapult

Katapult is available for artistic residencies in contemporary performance art disciplines of all kinds.  We have two studios with different qualities targeted towards dance and circus arts (soft dance floor vs. aerial rigging possibilities.) Please have a look at rentals which studio you prefer “Studio 1” or “Studio 2” and let us know when contacting us.

How to do a booking request?

Please check our calendar for availability, to see if your requested hours are free, and get in touch with our office team, Kerstin and Luana, by email to confirm your booking ( 

The bookings in the calendar marked with a “?” are unconfirmed reservations, so please feel free to write us an email, if you need those dates. Katapult offers  hourly rehearsals/rentals and 24-hour residencies.

How much does it cost?

Although Katapult receives a partial project funding from Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion our financial situation doesn’t allow free residencies like in other countries. Residency prices are intended to be affordable, are based directly on the running costs of the project, and are non-for-profit. We differentiate between rentals with or without project funding, commercial rentals, film and workshop rental rates. Berlin based artists have the option to use the space at a reduced rate through Kultur Räume Kontingente.

Studio 1Studio 2
Workshops & classes35€/h45€/h
Photo & video shoot50€/hfrom 50€/h
Commercial rental (depends on request)from 100€/hfrom 100€/h

Kulturraum Kontingente

Do you want to make a booking using the reduced rate of 5€ per hour through Kulturraum Kontingente? 
Please sign up with Kulturräume Berlin and send us your requested date and time. Each Berlin based artist can use up to 40 hours per month, as long as the hourly contingent lasts. This continent is intended to support professional artistic rehearsals. Be aware that Kulturraum Kontingente cannot be used for workshops, classes, commercial usage, student projects, filming, events, castings or coaching.
Minimum booking duration: 3h
Possible time frames: 10-13:45 / 14-18 / 18:15-22:00 

Other interesting information about your rehearsal with Katapult

Standard technical equipment
Both Studios are rented with a Soundboks Bluetooth speaker and regular lights. If you want to use the theatre lights or event sound system and subwoofer this needs to be agreed beforehand and at an additional fee. For an exact information about lights and sound equipment, please visit the rental page.

Storage and clearance of space
Daily many different artists use the space at Katapult for the rehearsal, training or production. You will always find the space empty, ready to transform into what you need. We ask for the space to be cleared very punctually, in order to set up for the next resident. Be aware that equipment and stage set-up needs to be stowed away when not having booked a 24-hour residency). Storing items at Katapult have an extra cost depending on size and duration.

Respectful behavior and noise
Both studios at Katapult are used for residencies. Katapult has no sound insulation between the two spaces as they are connected through one big door. If you need quiet, do not hesitate to ask for it. In general, you are likely to have more quiet time in the morning than in the evening. As you might understand asking for quiet, also means respecting when the other party needs quiet times. If you have booked Studio 1, please go around the building to the toilet and kitchen area and do not pass through middle door, as the second artist group might be in the middle of a creative process.

House Rules

  • No outdoor shoes on the dance floor
  • No animals in the space
  • No smoking inside
  • No fire inside
  • No aerial while alone in the space
  • The space should be left as clean or cleaner than it is found
  • If you are the only one in the space, you are responsible for locking all exits before you leave

Katapult does not have any sleeping arrangement in the Studios. You are responsible for finding your own accommodation in Berlin during your visit.

Contact us directly for further information.

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