07.01.2021 | Urgent charity action IN SOLIDARITY WITH PETRINJA AND SISAK-MOSLAVINA COUNTY
We received a request from the Croatian artist Sanja Iveković for active support of the appeal: Urgent charity action of SOLIDARNA Foundation and Fund 5.5 - IN SOLIDARITY WITH PETRINJA AND SISAK-MOSLAVINA COUNTY. In compassion and solidarity with the citizens of Petrinja and the surrounding area who lost their lives and their loved ones, and were affected by continuous devastating earthquakes in
We are at your side also in 2021.
In this, for many people turbulent year 2020, we have stood by your side and will continue to do so. Despite and even because of the difficult conditions, we have continued to stick to our goals and to fight for better working conditions in the arts. We thank all artists for their enriching commitment. The numerous open letters have actively supported our work. Of course we hope for the best for
03.12.2020 | BlueMonday 2020
Dear friends of the printing workshop, we would like to invite you, as every year, to this year's BlueMonday on December 14th, if it weren't for Corona. There would have been an exhibition opening with current works from all workshops. We would also have taken care of the physical well-being. And music for late-night dancing would not have been missing. Nevertheless we say thank you for your trust
03.12.2020 | Stop the State-sanctioned violence against Cuban artists and journalists
UPDATE 02/12/2020 Coco Fusco: This morning, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera was threatened once again by state security agents for her role in the historic November 27 meeting between Cuban artists and state officials about state repression of the cultural sector. Cuban journalist Carlos Manuel Alvarez, who has been reporting on the hunger strike by art-activists that preceded the November 27 meeting
24.11.2020 | Learning from successful Artists' Assoziation around the globe
Learning from Successful Artists‘ Assoziation Around the Globe around the globe have in common, and the qualities which make their organizations successful. Very honored that the the Israeli Visual Artists Association invited bbk berlin as one of "three of the world's leading artists' associations to discuss the issues visual artists associations around the globe have in common". video up now:
25.11.2020 | IFSE: German Fine Art Galleries 2020
Hergen Wöbken vom Institut für Strategieentwicklung (IFSE), Berlin, hat mit dem BVDG zusammen eine Studie zur Situation der Galerien in Deutschland durchgeführt. Im August wurden von uns knapp 500 Galerien für die Galerienstudie 2020 angeschrieben, 3 Wochen lief die online-Befragung, knapp 240 Galerien haben sich relevant an der Studie beteiligt, im Oktober führte Hergen Wöbken zahlreiche
Res Artis COVID-19 SURVEY 2 ON THE ARTS RESIDENCY SECTOR
Take part in COVID-19 SURVEY 2 by Res Artis Org: MEDIUM-TERM IMPACT ON THE ARTS RESIDENCY SECTOR - Worldwide Network of Arts Residencies is partnering with UCL (University College London) to conduct this survey to assess the true impact of COVID-19 specifically on the arts residencies field. This survey is the second of three planned surveys to assess the effects of the pandemic on this sector.
bbk berlin as guest: Learning from Successful Artists' Associations Around the Globe
Celebrating a new publication on the subject, The Israeli Visual Artists Association invites the representatives of three of the world's leading artists' associations to discuss the issues visual artists associations around the globe have in common, and the qualities which make their organizations successful.
16.10.2020 | Clarification: The bbk berlin on the NEUSTART KULTUR programs for visual artists initiated by Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn and Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler
Der Bund hat das Förderprogramm "Neustart Kultur" aufgelegt. Es dient insbesondere der Unterstützung der privaten Kulturwirtschaft in der Corona-Krise. Das ist legitim und notwendig. Auf Bundesebene ist auch zu hören, diese Programme dienten insbesondere auch der Unterstützung von Künstler*innen. Nein, das ist nicht so. Die übergroße Mehrheit der Künstler*innen in Deutschland wird vom Bund bislang
12.10.2020 | Press release of the bbk berlin: Defend the Peace-Statue in Berlin!
The protest was successful. For the time being, the sculpture remains in its place. https://taz.de/Umstrittenes-Mahnmal-in-Berlin-Moabit/!5717416/
The critical artwork was not to be removed from public space under pressure from the Japanese government. Come and protest on October 13, 2020 at 12 noon on Bremer Strasse / corner of Birkenstrasse in Berlin - against the request for dismantling by
08.09.2020 | SOLIDARITY WITH STUDENTS OF BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF THEATRE AND FILM ARTS
In September 2020, Viktor Orbán's right-wing national government abolishes the autonomy of universities. Virtually all management capacities of the previously self-governing Budapest University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) have recently been taken over by a board of trustees appointed by the government. The president of this board of trustees is Attila Vidnyánszky, director of the National
03.09.2020 | The new Board of the bbk berlin e.V. is elected
At the general meeting of the Berufsverband bildender künstler berlin e.V. on September 2, 2020, the new Board was elected: The two spokespersons Heidi Sill and Zoë Claire Miller were confirmed by a large majority. Frauke Boggasch, Patrick Huber, Susanne Kutter, Sabine Reinfeld, and Raul Walch were elected as additional board members. The Board thanks Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton for her
19.08.2020 | Open Letter of Belarusian Cultural Workers
We stand in solidarity with Belarusian Cultural Workers. The Open Letter of Belarusian Cultural Workers here:
04.02.2020 | Koalition der Freien Szene: (Digital) Winter Plenum on February 17
Dear Independent Arts Community,
Our next plenum will take place digitally (using the platform Zoom) on February 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Survey for artists on the effects of Covid-19 by the KdFS
Dear artists, please take your time for this important survey: The KdFS had put together a survey to help determine how COVID-19 has affected Berlin’s independent arts community. Alongside information regarding the financial consequences of the global pandemic, they are also asking about the ways in which it has affected your artistic work. This will allow the KdFS to collect valuable information
22.06.2020 | Survey by the KdFS zu den Auswirkungen von Covid-19
The KdFS - Coalition of the Independent Scene has put together a survey to help determine how COVID-19 has affected Berlin’s independent arts community. Alongside information regarding the financial consequences of the global pandemic, they are also asking about the ways in which it has affected your artistic work. This will allow to collect valuable information for the political work and help to
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15.06.2020 | Solidarity Festival: No One’s Coming, Everyone’s Going.
Solidarity Festival for Independent Berlin-Based Artists and Culture Makers. Peaches is going, Sasha Waltz & Guests and cie. toula limnaios are going, Sharon Dodua Otoo is going, She She Pop are going, Kathrin Röggla is going and Berlin’s entire independent arts community is going – but none of them are coming. On July 24, 2020, an enormous festival will take place in Berlin where a stunning
Together against Rent Hike Madness Call for protest in Berlin on June 20, 2020 Potsdamer Platz 2pm
Dieser Tag ersetzt nicht den Housing-Action-Day. Er soll aber deutlich machen, dass wir gerade in der jetzigen sozialen und gesundheitlichen Krise umso mehr ein Recht auf Wohnen für alle brauchen! Deswegen ist es wichtig, dass auch DU, DEINE Gruppe und DEINE Nachbar:innen teilnehmen und etwas auf die Beine stellen. Ob Kundgebung, Foto für Twitter, Nachbarschaftsversammlung, oder Banner am Fenster
Solidary bond / Indivisible:
On Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 2 pm, we will demonstrate responsibly and with distance. On the street and on the net we will show: #SoGehtSolidarisch! https://www.unteilbar.org/sogehtsolidarisch/