berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin - the professional association of visual artists berlin

Representing the interests of visual artists in Berlin

More than 2,500 visual artists from all artistic genres and fields are currently members of the association. The bbk berlin is independent and funded only by its membership fees.


    16.07.2021 | Tax treatment of the Special Scholarship Program 2020

    Tax treatment of the Special Scholarship Program of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe in 2020. | As we have been informed by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Special Scholarship in 2020 will be classified as taxable income as determined by the Senate Department for Finance. A corresponding instruction was and is available to all tax offices.

    01.07.2021 | Tax return 2020 - deadline extension for submission to the tax office until 31.10.2021

    For taxpayers who prepare their own tax returns (so-called "non-advised taxpayers"), the final filing deadline is Oct. 31, 2021, which extends the July 31 deadline first stated by 3 months.

    18.06.2021 | The BVG Culture Ticket - a support campaign for Berlin artists

    Licht im Schacht - BVG Kulturticket

    Since 7.6.2021, BVG's "Licht im Schacht" (Light in the Shaft) campaign has been running to raise funds for Berlin artists and creators of art who have experienced economic hardship as a result of the Corona pandemic. Donations can be made by purchasing a Kulturticket, which comes with a surcharge of one euro on the normal Berlin AB one-way ticket. The Kulturticket is available at every BVG ticket


      Invitation: Summer Plenum of the Free Scene!

      Dear Independent Arts Community, the next plenum of the Coalition of the Indepenent Arts will take place on Tuesday, August 17 at 6pm in UFERSTUDIOS in front of studio 11 (Uferstudios | Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin [U8 Gesundbrunnen]). Please come and let as many other members of the community know about it as possible – we are stronger together!