The office offers advice to visual artists from Germany and abroad, who want to start their career in Berlin. It offers support with the most important questions about working as a professional artist and helps artists to orientate themselves in the art city of Berlin.
- Orientation consultation
The office informs about work and production conditions for visual artists in Berlin and about work-related institutions and funding agencies.
- Social consultation
The office informs about general legal-, tax- and insurance-issues (e.g. residence permit, register at the tax office or the social insurance for artists) and about the services of the Jobcenter and the Federal Employment Office.
- Project consultation
The office offers advice to artists who want to implement an artistic project und offers support for funding opportunities, cooperation partners or a suitable space.
The services are directed at all visual artists who are new in Berlin and want to live and work here and/or who are considering self-employment as an artist.
Consultations are free of charge and possible in German and English.
Appointments for a personal consultation are possible only by prior arrangement.
Please contact the office for an appointment by mail with the topics of consultation and attach an artist CV or a link to your website.
Phone: 030 - 230 899 - 15
English Workshop "A Guide to Berlins Art Scene for Newcomers" -
Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community
Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community is a cooperation between the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin with the advisement structures Schreiben & leben of Lettrétage (literature advisement program), Music Pool Berlin and and Künstler*innenberatung (artist advisement program) im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin GmbH.
Further information on the website of the project.