As part of the Arbeitsraumprogramm (Workspace Programme) of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Kultur Räume Berlin awards subsidised spaces to artists from Berlin’s independent scene in regular calls for applications.
Our subsidised spaces are available to independent artists of all artistic disciplines.
The basic requirement for every application is proof of artistic professionalism, i.e. proof of artistic education or vocational training or several years of practical experience. Furthermore, applicants must prove their primary residence in Berlin. In the case of groups, ensembles, collectives, etc., the majority of the members must have their primary residence in Berlin.
Whether you can apply for a space depends on the respective tender and the type of space. If dance rehearsal spaces are advertised, for example, dance companies and dancers can apply. Music rehearsal spaces are offered for musicians, writing spaces are for writers, etc
The exact requirements for an application can be found in the respective call for applications. Current calls for applications can be found under News.
If you would like to apply for a space, please go to available spaces. Here you will find all our currently available spaces. To register your interest in a space, select “Besichtigung vereinbaren”. You will then receive an invitation to the viewing appointment by e-mail.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in force, we currently only offer digital viewings via zoom. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the space or your application in person.
After the viewing appointment, we will send you a link to the application form. The respective application conditions can be viewed at the individual room offers. You can edit your details and upload any necessary documents via our online portal until the end of the application period.
The awarding of spaces within the framework of the Workspace Programme is carried out by expert advisory boards (juries). This ensures that funded spaces are only awarded to artists workers living in Berlin and with proven artistic professionalism.
After careful examination of the submitted applications and documents, the jury or advisory board meets and makes a decision. All applicants will be informed of the result by e-mail. The person or persons who are awarded a space will then receive a sub-tenancy agreement for the duration of the advertised period.
Where can I find studios?
You can find subsidised and privately offered studios as well as studio flats on the website of the Studio Office in the Kulturwerk of the bbk berlin.
Is there an overview of all artistic workspaces in the Kultur Räume Berlin portfolio?
The following image shows all spaces currently in use. Click the image to open the interactive map. Spaces for which you can apply are published in our News section.