As part of the Arbeitsraumprogramm (Workspace Programme) of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion, 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.

Subsidised artistic workspaces for long-term use, i.e. usually four or five years, are awarded in a procedure with independent, sector-specific awarding advisory boards.

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 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.

The exact requirements for an application can be found in the respective call for applications.

You can find current calls for applications for the art disciplines performing arts, dance, music, literature and project spaces on the web portal Kultur Räume Berlin.

Where can I find studios for visual artists?

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.

Short-term spaces

You are looking for a rehearsal space for short-term or temporary use? Here you can find our subsidised offers for short-term or temporary use.

If you cannot find a suitable space on our website, you can also visit the following sites:

Funded spaces:

Initiative Neue Musik

Theaterhaus Berlin

TS -Proben- und Produktionsraumcentrum für darstellende Kunst

Non-funded spaces:


Tanzraum Berlin

Musicpool Berlin


Or reserve your free consultation appointment here:

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