kulturwerk of the bbk berlin

The kulturwerk of the bbk berlin is a non-profit subsidiary of the berufsverband bildender künstler*innen berlin (the professional association of visual artists in berlin) whose primary goal is to establish favourable conditions for artistic production.

The services provided by the kulturwerk are available to all professional visual artists in Berlin and enable them to work with unrestricted artistic freedom, independently of the pressures of conformity and commercialisation. 


    Temporary closure of the sculpture workshop for cleanup work

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    Due to extensive cleanup, the Sculpture Workshop will be closed February 06-10, 2023. Please pick up all materials and artistic work by January 27.

    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.

    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.

    25.11.2022 | DruckZeit JETZT GERADE EBEN - BlueMonday on December 5

    Blue Monday 2022

    Dear friends of the print workshop, we cordially invite you to this year's BlueMonday on December 5 at 7 pm for the exhibition opening with current works from all workshops. Food and drink will be provided. Corona is unfortunately still an issue and therefore we ask you to do a self-test before joining us. By doing so, you will ensure the continued work of the workshop. Thank you for your trust.

    NEW from 07.11.2022 | the bildungswerk's Digital Campus

    Digitaler Campus

    From 7 November 2022 to 15 February 2023, the bildungswerk des bbk berlin’s Digital Campus will be available for the first time. The 16 courses will take place via Zoom. The Digital Campus will provide useful knowledge to find your way whatever your needs or art speciality: The spectrum ranges from legal knowledge to self-promotion, from self-marketing to cultural policy.

    26.10.2022 | Solidarity and support for refugee artists and cultural workers from the war zones of Ukraine

    Demonstration am 27.2.2022 Berlin - Die Vielen

    The bbk berlin and its kulturwerk offer active help to refugee artists and cultural workers from the war zones of Ukraine. We provide our networks and infrastructure, especially the workshops. Our offices and staff will provide orientation and support networking with the local scene as far as possible. This includes that the bbk berlin channels and coordinates individual requests for help and


      Infosession | Berlin Recherchestipendien (research grants) for visual artists and curators

      The bbk berlin has succeeded in achieving a significant increase in the number of research grants. As of 2023, 137 research grants will be awarded instead of the current 60. Senate Department for Culture and Europe invites you to an informative online event about the current call for applications.

      Invitation to the Winter Plenum: Koalition der Freien Szene Berlin

      Dear Independent Arts Community, Our next plenum will take place on Wednesday, 15 November at 6pm via ZOOM. Please join us digitally and let all your friends in the community know – the more the merrier!

      THF Halle* für Alle: Future Workshop #1

      THF Zukunftsworkshop

      The bbk berlin supports the Praxislabor Halle* for All and calls for participation. It is about our action space in the city. Future visions wanted! When: February 18-19, Where: MOOS Space - Moosdorferstraße 7-9, 12435 Berlin, Registration for the workshops -> here.

      THF Halle* für Alle: Future Workshop #2

      THF Zukunftsworkshop

      The bbk berlin supports the Praxislabor Halle* for All and calls for participation. It is about our action space in the city. The good life for all! Join us for our Open Assembly on February 25, 2023! When: 25. Februar, Where: Startbahn – Herrfurthplatz 14, 12049 Berlin, Workshop Registration -> here