13.02.2024 The bildungswerk introduces: Magda Tuzinkiewicz

Magda Tuzinkiewicz

We would like to introduce you to our lecturers here and thus also show the range of topics available for courses and workshops.

Finissage „35 Jahre Grafikedition“ and talk on March 15, 2024 6 - 9 pm

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The Day of Printmaking on March 15 will be celebrated at the exhibition finissage with the participating artists: Viola Bendzko, Carsten Borck, Christoph Damm, Helmut Gutbrod, Claudia Hartwig, Jase Kala, Patrick Kaufmann, Carmen McPherson, Helga Ntephe, Deborah S. Phillips, Matthias Taube und Ila Wingen. Please join us!

05.02.2024 | Recherchestipendien Bildende Kunst 2024 (Visual Arts Research Grants) announced in Berlin

In 2024, the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt will once again award research grants in the field of visual arts for the artistic/curatorial development of Berlin-based professional artists, curators and artistic or curatorial groups in the field of visual arts in Berlin who have proven themselves through their work.

Invitation to the Winter Plenum on Tuesday, February 13, 2023, 6:00 pm

Dear Independent Arts Community, Please join us for a digital plenum!

09.01.2024 | New funding programs 2024 of the Stiftung Kunstfonds have been launched

Die Stiftung Kunstfonds schreibt vier neue Programme für das aktuelle Förderjahr aus. Drei Programme richten sich an freiberufliche bildende Künstler:innen. Für das Programm KUNSTFONDS_Plattformen können sich Kunstorte, Kollektive und soloselbstständige Kurator:innen bewerben. -> siehe auch Open Calls

08.01.2024 | Regarding the Introduction of the New Antidiscrimination Clause by the Berlin Senate

An appeal by Rat für die Künste, Koalition der Freien Szene, bbk berlin, LAFT Berlin, inm berlin and festiwelt - Netzwerk Berliner Filmfestivals.

08.01.2024 | Open letter to the Berlin Senate Cultural Administration and to Joe Chialo, State Minister for Culture and Social Cohesion

Open Letter

We inform about an open letter from Berlin-based cultural producers of various disciplines "For the preservation of freedom of art and freedom of expression"

07.12.2023 | Course program for the first quarter of 2024 from bildungswerk des bbk berlin

The bildungswerk des bbk berlin presents its course program for summer 2023: This comprehensive and unique advanced and continuing education offer is available to visual artists as of now.

13.12.2023 | Einladung

On 13.12. we are celebrating a party in the stone hall of the sculptor's workshop (Osloer Straße 102, 13359 Berlin). It starts at 6 pm!

Invitation to found the working group Antifascism

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We invite you to the meeting of the bbk berlin to found the working group Antifascism on 28.11.2023 at 6 pm in the Academie Lounge, Köthener Str. 44, 10963 Berlin.

Koalition der Freien Szene: Fall plenary of the Coalition of the Independent Arts Berlin

Koalition der Freien Szene Logo

Invitation to the Fall Plenum on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:00 pm at Savvy Contemporary Reinickendorfer Str. 17, 13347 Berlin

31.10.2023 | About the situation

In the last two weeks, we have received numerous thoughts and messages of concern from our members. All are united by fear and horror about the escalations of violence in Israel and Palestine and their effects on Germany, Berlin, culture and politics. Extreme uncertainty exists. The attack of Hamas and the killing of civilians cannot be justified by anything. Our full sympathy and mourning go out


DieVIELEN Shield & Shine

Let’s plan new campaigns – locally, regionally and throughout the entire nation! With banners, choirs and shields, we will resolutely and visibly take to the streets to protect democracy and the rights for minorities anchored within it. We will realize days of action and a major demonstration in 2025.

Decolonial Memorial: Symposium | 4p.m-2p.m.


The Team of Global Village would like to invite you to the first public event of the project Decolonial Memorial at the Berlin Global Village on October 31st 2023 at 4pm: a large thematic symposium around decolonization and art. There will be exciting discussion panels, live painting, performances and much more. We hope you will come by!

09.10.2023 | bbk berlin as guest: Art Workers’Summit

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Art Workers’ Summit, October 13–14, 2023: A two day hybrid online and in-person initiative of Arts of the Working Class in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Reuchlinstraße 4b, 70178 Stuttgart. Saturday, October 14, 2023 2–7:30pm: Discussion with Zoë Claire Miller (bbk berlin), Alice Pedroletti (AWI), and Eric Golo Stone (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart) on “The Joy and

Save the date: Mitgliederversammlung in der Academie Lounge, Köthener Str. 44

Mitgliederversammlung des bbk berlin 2023-2

The Board of the bbk berlin invites to the second general meeting this year on 8 November 2023 at 6 pm in the Academie Lounge, Köthner Str. 44 in Kreuzberg. With best regards, the Board

22.09.2023 | New attorney - new legal advice hours at the bbk berlin

On behalf of the members of the bbk berlin, the board, the management and the colleagues of the office would like to thank attorney Klaus Blancke for his competent consulting work, his dedicated support of artists seeking advice and for the very good cooperation over all the years! As his successor, we were able to win attorney Achim Bedenk, an experienced lawyer with great expertise in artists'

12.09.2023 | Studio1Labor at DeutschlandRadioKultur: Zoë Claire Miller in conversation about womens’ advancement in art

10.09.2023 | DeutschlandRadioKultur, Thorsten Jantschek at Podcast Stunde 1 Labor interviewing Zoë Claire Miller, among others: excerpt: "There is definitely a need for women's advancement in the arts. The gender pay gap and gender show gap is worse in the visual arts than it is on average (the case) in other professions."

07.09.2023 | KdFS: Our questions and demands on the draft budget 24/25

On July 11, 2023, the Berlin Senate passed the double budget for the years 2024 and 2025. Relevant to us are sections 08 (contains the budget titles for culture) and 10 (contains the budget titles for cultural education). We have looked at the individual plans in detail and collected our questions and demands in a document.

- KGB Kunstwoche celebrates its 10th anniversary

Kommunale Galerien Berlin present the 10th KGB-Kunstwoche from 1 to 10 September 2023. There will once again be numerous exhibitions, performances, concerts, artist talks and workshops throughout Berlin.