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

Representing the interests of visual artists in Berlin

2,750 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.


    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.

    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

    05.12.2022 | ArtReview: POWER 100 - The annual ranking of the most influential people in art


    Unions - Activist Movement - Collective action among artists and museum workers - 3 in 2022. bbk berlin "It is so important for our work that ArtReview puts the art unions on place 3 of the 'Most influential people in 2022 in the contemporary artworld'. We are perceived internationally and are part of a network that acts in solidarity. Stay by our side."

    30.11.2022 | The bildungswerk of the bbk berlin presents the course program for the first quarter of 2023:

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    From book binding to screen printing to editions in porcelain, the extensive course program offers useful knowledge in legal, economic, strategic and many other areas of professionalization, dealing with media, self-marketing and social media. Thus, the course offering in the first quarter of 2023 covers this need for knowledge in many ways and from several perspectives.

    14.11.2022 | OPEN LETTER: Million dollar festival – run by major corporations?


    The bbk berlin informs: The Club Commission in Berlin has posted an Open Letter with a detailed statement on the funding of a planned multi-day creative festival in 2023 by the Senate Economic Administration: