Studio Office 

How to apply


If you do not have or do not have enough space to work in and want to apply for a workspace or studio apartment within the programme, please take a moment to answer a few questions regarding your needs first:
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By registering, you will be added to our mailing list and will then regularly receive subsidised offers on studios and studio flats.

The current call for applications was published on 13.03.2024.

The next call for applications is expected to be published on 15.05.2024.


Since December 2020, all applications are to be made via this website. The applicants' area is activated from the time a current call for applications is published until the corresponding application deadline.


After you have created your profile, you can fill in the required information (all mandatory fields are marked with a red star). Please note the explanations for the individual fields in the form.

You have the option of saving your application as a draft by clicking on the button "Save draft and go back to Application" and continuing with the editing at a later point in time. To be able to save the draft, the declaration of completeness and correctness must not yet be ticked in the form. For further editing, select the corresponding application under "My studio application".

We recommend saving a draft if you would like advice on your details over the phone. We can then advise you on the basis of the saved information.


You must declare your annual net household income in the application. You will find explanations on the form and also in our fill-in help. For questions about completing the self-disclosure form, please contact the Studio Office (Atelierbüro) before submitting your application.


After entering all data, you must upload the required documents:

1. Artist CV (PDF)

  • Maximum 2 pages (a selection is sufficient)
  • Font size at least 12 pt, portrait format
  • In table form by year
  • In German or English

2. Portfolio (PDF)

  • Maximum size DIN A4, indication of title, format, material, year of creation (not older than four years)
  • Maximum 15 pages in total, including cover page, not double-sided
  • No catalogues, no folders, no loose sheets, no originals, no letters of recommendation, no press articles

Please be sure to adhere to the specified regulations, number of pages and formats.
In case of non-compliance, your application will not be considered.

Please ensure that the documents to be submitted, such as CV and portfolio, are legible and accessible. In particular, please avoid using artistic settings in your CV (this contributes both to the work of the advisory board and to the legibility of your work).


direct link to application (only functional when application is active)

To finally submit your application, you must tick the declaration of completeness and correctness of your information (at the bottom of the form) and press the button "Submit application" before the application deadline.

Attention: Before submitting the application, it must be saved at least once in between without the declaration of correctness and completeness of the documents already being filled in.

On submission you will receive an automatic confirmation to the e-mail address you provided.


For studio apartments that are part of housing construction development programs, you need a Wohnberechtigungsschein ("WBS mit besonderem Raumbedarf") for 2 rooms per person which is available at the Bürgeramt.


You can apply as a group via the online tool, also in addition to an individual application.


The documents for the current call for applications must be uploaded in full by the application deadline on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 23:59.

We strongly recommend that you submit your documents a few days before the application deadline to prevent server overloads towards the end of the deadline which may prevent you from submitting your application on time.

If a server overload does result in applications not reaching the studio office, no late applications can be accepted. Whenever possible, use the tool to upload your application ahead of time.


Atelierbüro im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin GmbH
Köthener Straße 44
10963 Berlin

Jana Burkhardt (studio rental programme, studios and studio apartments with fixed rental prices)
Tel. 030 230 899-20

Birgit Nowack (studio rental programme)
030 230 899-22

Anna Fiegen (studio rental programme)
030 230 899-23


Telephone office hours:

Tuesdays: 10 am to 1 pm 
Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm