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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.

Seasons greetings 2020

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

BlueMonday

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

Petition Kuba

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' Associations 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

Galerienstudie 2020 - IFSE, Hergen Wöbken in Kooperation mit dem BVDG

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

Res Artis COVID-19 SURVEY I 2020

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

Learning from Successful Artists' Associations

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!

Friedensstatue

Kundgebung für den Erhalt der Friedensstatue in Berlin Moabit am 13.10.2020

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

DIE VIELEN

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

Vorstand des bbk berlin

Vorstand des/The board members of the/ bbk berlin: Sabine Reinfeld, Raul Walch, Frauke Boggasch, Heidi Sill, Patrick Huber, Susanne Kutter, Zoë Claire Miller. (v.l.n.r./f.l.t.r.) *Der MNS wurde nur für das Foto kurz abgenommen.

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:

- Survey for artists on the effects of Covid-19 by the KdFS

Koalition der Freien Szene Logo

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.

Banner Niemand kommt Solidaritätsfestival

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

Shut Down Mietenwahnsinn Demo 20.6.20

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:

Die Vielen Aktionstag 14.6.2020 Berliner Route

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/

Corona-Opening hours of the Printing workshop since May 2020

Druckwerkstatt im Kunstquatier Bethanien

From 19 May 2020, the Printing workshop will be open again for the artists with restricted opening hours for the time being. Hygiene and spacing rules must be respected. Under the current conditions, the scheduling could be difficult. Former appointments have to be cancelled due to the reduction of the opening hours and of less workplaces, or they have to be requested again.