03.12.2020 | BlueMonday 2020


Dear friends of the printing workshop, we would like to invite you, as every year, to this year's BlueMonday on December 14th, if it weren't for Corona. There would have been an exhibition opening with current works from all workshops. We would also have taken care of the physical well-being. And music for late-night dancing would not have been missing. Nevertheless we say thank you for your trust

Corona-Opening hours of the Printing workshop since May 2020

Druckwerkstatt im Kunstquatier Bethanien

From 19 May 2020, the Printing workshop will be open again for the artists with restricted opening hours for the time being. Hygiene and spacing rules must be respected. Under the current conditions, the scheduling could be difficult. Former appointments have to be cancelled due to the reduction of the opening hours and of less workplaces, or they have to be requested again.

Corona-opening hours since May 2020 in the sculpture workshop

The workshop will reopen with restrictions on May 25th 2020. The daily working time is initially limited to four hours. The space can be rented for a maximum of one month at a time. The distance regulations require a reduction of the existing workstations. Register beforehand! Contact studio managers!

Corona-opening hours of the Media workshop since May 2020

Medienwerkstatt Corona Wiedereröffnung

The opening times are limited for the time being: Tue, Wed and Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the green screen studio also by appointment. All corona rules apply: mouth and nose protection, keeping distance and washing hands. A maximum of 4 people at the same time in total in the whole working space.

Erster digitaler Kunst am Bau Wettbewerb erfolgreich durchgeführt!

PM | 07.04.2020 | Aufgrund der Ausgangsbeschränkungen des Landes Berlin zur Eindämmung der Covid-19-Pandemie und der Unmöglichkeit Sitzungen abzuhalten, entwickelte das Büro für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum einen ersten Leitfaden zur digitalen Durchführung von Wettbewerben für Kunst am Bau und Kunst im öffentlichen Raum.

Wettbewerbsrekord 2019 für Kunst am Bau und Kunst im öffentlichen Raum

PM | 17.01.2020 | 2019 hat das Büro mit großer Anstrengung und Freude seinen bisherigen Arbeitshöhepunkt erreicht und damit 47 Wettbewerbe für Kunst am Bau und Kunst im öffentlichen Raum begleitet. Das ist der absolute Rekord seit Existenz des Büros.

How to masterplan the creative city?

Dr. Martin Schwegmann in Bristol

Besides concrete guidelines (master plans, white papers,...) for politics and planning of politics and administrations, we need a) a resilient civil society and b) trend-setting pilot projects in order to create sustainable structures beyond the political business cycle - this is the quintessence of my lecture in Bristol in October this year.

ART CITY LAB 2 / new spaces for art


The studio commissioner and raumlaborberlin in cooperation with: Artprojekt & Gewobag under the patronage of: Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development and Housing: How can Berlin's artists be kept in the city? Central findings and demands of the publication:

White Paper on studio funding

Weissbuch - Atelierförderung

The White Paper on Studio Funding is the result of a six-month process initiated by the studio commissioner for Berlin at the Kulturwerk des bbk berlin to address the issue of the future of studio funding in greater depth together with the relevant players in the production, maintenance and use of work spaces, especially for the visual arts.


Artistic production and the spaces available for this within the urban fabric have always played a valuable role in urbanization processes. Art City Lab takes Berlin as an example of such developments.