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:
Studio newsletter

By registering, you will be added to our mailing list and will then regularly receive subsidised offers on studios and studio flats.

The next call for applications is expected to be published on Wednesday, 09.11.2022.

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.

You then have the option of using the "Save(draft)" button to temporarily save your application and continue processing it at a later date. To do this, go to "My studio application".

After creating your profile, you can fill in the information needed (all requied fields are marked with a red star).

You must declare your annual net household income on the application. You will find explanations on the form.
As freelance income fluctuates seasonally, we always consider the annual income from the previous year. For questions about completing the self-disclosure form, please contact the studio office 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 abide by all of the rules and formats outlined above or your application cannot be considered.


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.


All entries and changes in your application area can first be saved as a draft. To do this, first do not tick the declaration that you have provided all the information completely and correctly, then hit the "Save(draft)" button. To finally submit the application, you must tick this declaration and press the button "Submit application" before the application deadline.

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

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.

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


The documents for the current call for applications must be uploaded in full by the application deadline on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 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

Dr. Martin Schwegmann (Studio Commissioner, no consultationon the application process)
Tel. 0157 3487 3940 / 030 230 899-21

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