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'

13.09.2023 | Course program for the fourth quarter from bildungswerk des bbk berlin

Alina Grubnyak under the Unsplash License

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.

- 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.

14.07.2023 | Künstlersozialkasse KSK informs: Debits by the UVB are correct!

Direct debits in July on behalf of the Federal and Railway Accident Insurance (UVB) are correct! There has been a text change by the bank in the debiting of insurance contributions, the artists' social security contribution and the monthly advance payments, as well as in current payments from the artists' social security fund. The Federal and Railway Accident Insurance Fund (UVB) is now specified

Invitation to the Workshop Artist United II from NWAGTK on Juli 08th, 2023

Maybe you have been participating in our first Artist United Workhshop in March (or you're joining us now) we keep rocking!!

18.09.2023 | The bildungswerk introduces: Vanessa Adler

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

Save the date: Mitgliederversammlung in der Bildhauerwerkstatt

rundbrief bbk berlin Mai 2023

The Board of the bbk berlin invites to the general meeting on 7 June 2023 at 6 pm in the Sculpture workshop. With best regards, the Board

09.05.2023 | Uferhallen e.V. - Open Letter: WE ARE BERLIN ART AND CULTURE SCENE

Open Letter

The bbk berlin supports the artists in the Uferhallen. Please sign the open letter: "We, the Uferhallen e.V., represent the interests of the artists and tenants on site. We turn to you with the urgent request to support our demands and to ensure the greatest possible publicity. At stake is a production site that has grown for 15 years and a unique space for cultural exchange on the landmarked

08.05.2023 | Artwashing Leipzig - Open Letter: Why is Palantir sponsoring the Dimensions art exhibition in Leipzig?

Open Letter

The bbk berlin informs about the open letter of artists from Leipzig who criticise the sponsoring of the exhibition "Dimensions" by Plantir. Please support the Leipzig artists with your signature. Excerpt: "Some questions come to mind. What was the reasoning behind Palantir’s decision to sponsor the Dimensions exhibition in Leipzig? What exactly were the role of art impresario Walter Smerling and

Fair Pay! – Workshop #3: Berlin Model

LAFT logo

Atze Musiktheater, Luxemburger Straße 20, 13353 BerlinMay 31, 2023, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event will take place as part of the 8th edition of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival (May 30 - June 4, 2023) and is a cooperation between the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin and the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V., the German Federal Association of the Independent Performing Arts.

31.03.2023 | "Finally a bit of animation!" Japan meets Berlin | in the Medienlabor

endlich ein bisschen animation

The Media Workshop celebrates the farewell of Lioba von den Driesch, the contact to the Japanese artist Yasuto Yura, organizer of the independent film festival "VIDEO PARTY", and the new media lab with a screening and an exhibition. On display will be a wealth of animations of various kinds from Japan and Berlin.

21.03.2023 | The bbk berlin informs: “Berlin 2030 Climate Neutral" - Climate Referendum on March 26 - The choice is ours!

Berlin 2030 Klimaneutral

Der bbk berlin informiert: Mit dem Volksentscheid am 26. März steht eine Änderung des Berliner Klimaschutz- und Energiewendegesetzes zur Abstimmung. Ziel ist die Ausrichtung der Berliner Klimapolitik am 1,5-Grad-Ziel aus dem Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen. Wenn der Volksentscheid erfolgreich ist, ändert sich das Gesetz direkt und muss umgesetzt werden.

21.03.2023 | The bbk berlin informs: ver.di calls for a rally on March 25 | We will not pay for your crisis!

Kundgebung verdi am 25. März 2023 12 Uhr am Brandenburger Tor

Alle ächzen unter den steigenden Preisen. Insbesondere diejenigen mit geringem Einkommen müssen bei einer Inflationsrate von sechs bis acht Prozent jährlich jeden Euro dreimal umdrehen. [...] Auch die Mieten steigen seit Jahren in Berlin extrem. [...] Besonders schlimm ist die Situation für die, die eh schon wenig haben. [...] Wir werden nicht länger akzeptieren, dass Menschen mit ihrem Geld nicht

21.02.2023 | Open Letter: Blocked by the Border

Open Letter

0 researchers, cultural workers, journalists, and activists from 25 countries call on event organizers throughout “Europe” and beyond: Stand together against the EU border regime and publicize the occasions when borders sabotage our efforts to build spaces of transnational conversation and cooperation! Dear organizers of conferences, exhibitions, festivals, hackathons and cultural, educational and

27.01.2023 | The Network of Free Berlin Project Spaces and Initiatives: STATEMENT


ON THE ALLOCATION OF € 1 MILLION CONCEPT FUNDING „KONZEPTFÖRDERUNG“ FOR PROJECT SPACES AND INITIATIVES BY SenKE TO ONLY 12 PROJECT SPACES. The Network of Free Berlin Project Spaces and Initiatives welcomes the increase in funding for the severely underfunded project space scene [...] The selection was made in a non-transparent manner and, according to SenKE, on the basis of additional needs

26.01.2023 | Housing Benefit Reform 2023: More beneficiaries

With the Housing Benefit Reform as of 01.01.2023, the income limits and the housing allowance amount were increased significantly. For example, the upper income limit for housing benefit in 2023 in Berlin (rent level 4) is 1,466 euros per month for a 1-person household. From January 1, 2023, the costs for heating and hot water will also be included in the calculation.

On September 1: Allocation of appointments in the screen printing workshop - 4th quarter 2023

Druckwerkstatt Siebdruck

On Friday, 01.09.2023 you will have the possibility to make new appointments for the next quarter (October/November/December 2023). Appointments can be made from 9 am - 5 pm by telephone only.

Online talk: Navigating an Unjust System


Class Issues – Art Production In and Out of Precarity | Monday, 09 January 2023, 19:00 | Online

22.12.2022 | Artist associations raise funds for Afghan artists in need – Thank you!

Artists at risk

BBK Federal Association, bbk berlin, the Association of German Artists, the GEDOK, the IGBK, IKG… We are very grateful to announce that a growing number of associations, in particular of artists, are calling on their members, friends and sponsors, and the public to get involved in a fundraising campaign to address the urgent situation of artists in Afghanistan.

13.12.2022 | Open Letter by the Artist Anahita Razmi: On the Rejection of the NEUSTARTPlus Grant of the Stiftung Kunstfonds

Open Letter

Ich lehne das NEUSTARTPlus-Stipendium über 18.000 Euro, das mir die Stiftung Kunstfonds zugesprochen hat, ab. Ich lehne es u. a. ab, da die Stiftung auf die wiederholten Hinweise zu Lobbyismus und unlauterer Vergabepraxis nicht angemessen reagiert. Auch gibt es keinerlei Veränderungen im Hinblick auf den eklatanten Mangel an Diversität in den fast ausschließlich weißen, 'biodeutschen', zu oft