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Information on the Membership

I. A person can join the bbk berlin e.V. without further examination by the admission committee if they: 

  1. can prove a degree in Fine Art (Bachelor, Diplom, Master, Meisterschüler*in or an equivalent  degree) from a state recognised German or comparable foreign Art University. 
  2. have been a member of another bbk association, a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund or  the Fine Arts section of the "Akademie der Künste" or the GEDOK.   
  3. are a student of Fine Art at a state recognized Art University, College or Academy. 

II. A person can join the bbk berlin e.V. after further examination by the admission committee if they: 

  • provide verification of a professional exhibition practices and/ or publication practices and/ or of a continuous artistic activity. 

III. For examination by the Admission Committee (see II) the following documents must be submitted: 

  1. Membership application form
  2. Application form for the admission committee 
  3. Artist CV
  4. Portfolio    
  • The detailed requirements in regard to the documents to be submitted can be found in the "Application form for the examination by the admission committee". 
  • Based on the submitted material the admission committee will decide if further documents/materials for the documentation and/or the submission of originals are required.
  • A legal claim to admission to the berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlins e.V. does not exist.

Download Forms (please submit by post / letter mail):

The next meeting of the Admission Committee will take place in April 2019.
Application deadline: 03 April 2019 (incoming in the office, postmark does not count)
Announcement of the results: Beginning of May 2019.

Membership Fee
The annual fees are currently:    

  1. 116 euros regular 
  2. 85 euros reduced 
  3. 30 euros for students.
    (See conditions in the membership application form)

Membership Service

Bank details for transfers to the bbk berlin (membership fees etc.):

bbk berlin e.V.
IBAN: DE07100400000895555100 


bbk berlin e.V.

Köthener Straße 44
10963 Berlin

tel 030 230899-0
fax 030 230899-19