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
The office is closed in December. 2019. Consultations are possible again in the beginning of 2020.
The bildungswerk offers english workshops such as"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.
The goal of the program is to more effectively connect the existing information, advisement and qualification opportunities as well as the effective networking of the independent arts community with regional art communities in Berlin through a multilingual offering of advisement opportunities, specific information events and the creation and distribution of a multilingual print brochure about existing opportunities in Berlin. This is intended to support everyone interested in working in Berlin’s independent arts community and needs information about the community, network and freelance opportunities within the respective artistic genre.
Further information on the website of the project.