BERLIN ART INSTITUTE (BAI)

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The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE | Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator makes use of the large number of national and international artists in Berlin and generates its temporary and regular partners from this pool to make a broad and flexible training offer.

The regular events of the BAI with alternating artists, critics, curators etc. enable all participants an exchange with the actors of contemporary art in Berlin during their study stay.

With its innovative concept, the BAI pursues the vision of advancing the relationship between art and training as a process of consciousness-raising in which the participants can discover and emancipate themselves. The BAI banks on a constructive and critical discourse on a par with all persons involved, whether beginners or professionals.

The BAI provides all participants with a workplace, individual supervision, courses, projects, lectures, workshops, visits, and an interdisciplinary discussion forum. Our concept is based on the discourse and engagement with the individual artistic work, in which we and our lecturers and colleagues are involved.

The BAI banks on a constructive and critical discourse on a par with all persons involved, whether beginners or professionals.

Our International Target Group:

– Young people who want to study art and seek orientation. At the BAI, you can enter into a productive artistic process which is fundamental and helpful for vocational orientation through practical artistic work in the studio, classes, and direct contact and exchange with guest lecturers.

– Art students who want to spend a certain period of time on a stay in Berlin during the course of their studies at an art university or academy.

– People in creative professions seeking the influence of and exchange with actors of contemporary art.

– Autodidacts wanting to professionalize themselves.

– Professional artists who alongside their artistic work seek the thematic discourse, professional critique, and an exchange and contact with colleagues and actors in Berlin.

– Often our participants also come from non-European countries – meanwhile we have had participants from more than 55 nations.

Participation Fee Studio Program

Workplace, accessible 24/7, including studio program:

There is a one-off registration fee of 50 €.
1 Block = 900 € | 2 Blocks = 1 800 € | 3 Blocks = 2 450 € | 6 Blocks = 4 550 €
9 Blocks = 6 600 € | 12 Blocks = 8 450 € | 13 Blocks (1 year) = 9 150 €

There is no possibility to live in the institute. The welcoming culture of the BAI manifests itself in our care especially for our foreign guests. Our team supports them in finding accommodations and helps them with visa problems.

In addition to the international Studio Program, the BAI offers a Residency Program for international art universities, art academies, embassies, agencies, institutions, organizations, associations, foundations and enterprises who are interested in the opportunity to cooperate in the BAI Residency Program granting and funding their own scholarship holders/scholars/students/fellows/participants a participation in the BAI Studio Program.

We have started partnerships with the state institutions Ukrainian Institute and the Gangwon Art & Culture Foundation.

Since 2016 we have collaborated with ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) as a guest organization in the CrossCulture Internships Program (CCP) funded by the Federal Foreign Office. The CCP program enables participants to gain international experience abroad and to act as multipliers in their home countries. This exchange promotes cross-border dialogue between people, countries and organizations, and permanently reinforces the networks between organizations in Germany and the other countries involved.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

With its innovative concept of an international artist residency, contemporary art school and arts incubator, the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE is a new and independent institute for artistic training and advanced training and research in Berlin. The BAI is located in the building complex 404 at Industriebahn Berlin in the Berlin district of Weißensee. The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE makes use of the large number of national and international artists in Berlin and generates its temporary and regular partners from this pool to make a broad and flexible training offer. The regular events of the BAI with alternating artists, critics, curators etc. enable all participants an exchange with the actors of contemporary art in Berlin during their study stay. The program is conducted in English. In addition to the international Studio Program, the BAI offers a Residency Program for international art universities, art academies, embassies, agencies, institutions, organizations, associations, foundations and enterprises, Portfolio Courses, a Spring Academy, an Arts Incubator, a Friends Program and the presentation and exhibition display 404 | BERLIN ART INSTITUTE.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
  • Months: 3
  • Months: 4
  • Months: 5
  • Months: 6
  • Months: 6+
  • Years: 1
  • Years: 1+
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 16 and 20
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • New Media
  • Film-making
  • Curatorial
  • Other
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Digital application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Supplies
Other activities happening at the space:
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
Selection process: By committee
Setting: Urban
Nearest Airport: Berlin-Tegel Airport
Nearest Train Station: Berlin-Alexanderplatz Railway Station
How to reach by plane: Berlin-Tegel Airport & Berlin-Schönefeld Airport
How to reach by train: The Pasedagplatz and the stop of TRAM 12 can be reached in five minutes by foot, with the tram leading directly to Berlin/Mitte and the Museum Island (tram stop Kupfergraben) in the heart of the city. It traverses the district adjacent to Weiߍensee, Prenzlauer Berg, which is one of the most popular quarters in the eastern part of Berlin with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. | Pasedagplatz (5 min. walk) Tram 12, 27 | Bus X54, 156, 158, N50 | From S-Bahn Station Prenzlauer Allee: Bus 156 to Pasedagplatz (15 min. incl. walk) | From S-Bahn Station Friedrichstraߍe: Tram M 12 to Pasedagplatz (5 min walk)
How to reach by car: 15 min. from Alexanderplatz | 25 min. from Hauptbahnhof | 26 min. from Berlin-Tegel Airport | 39 min. from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport
Street & Number: An der Industriebahn 12-16
Postal Code: 13088
City: Berlin
An der Industriebahn 12-16
Berlin 13088 DEU
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