You would like to become a member of the Verein Berliner Künstler?

New members are admitted two times a year, once in spring and once in autumn. Every professional artist (male/female) who lives in Berlin or has a close relationship to the city, can apply for a membership. There are no guidelines regarding the artistic style or field. Artists from all artistic fields as sculpture, photography, painting, media and installation are accepted.

The membership fee amounts to 120€ per year.

We do not accept an application from ambitious non-professional or semi-professional artists.

In the first instance an informal, a written application by mail, fax or e-mail is totally sufficient. Your application should be complemented with a short biography which provides an insight of your work.

Please send your applications in German per e-mail or fax to:
Verein Berliner Künstler
Schöneberger Ufer 57 / 10785 Berlin
email or Fax: 030 – 269 31 916

Application documents

In the weeks before the next application appointment takes place you will be invited by our office to hand in your application documents (Curriculum vitae, cataloges and photographs) and five current, representative original works. With this invitation we will send you the application form which should be filled out and brought to the interview.

The admission procedure for the coming year usually takes place in December of the current year.

The VBK admission jury takes place at VBK gallery, Schöneberger Ufer 57, 10785 Berlin

Admission committee
The decision on your admission lies statutory in the hands of an admission committee consisting of seven people (elected by the general meeting) representing different artistic fields. The committee’s decision is indisputable and legally not enforceable. You will be informed by writing. A new application ist achievable.

Due to the high costs that accumulate, the association does not cover any costs that may arise such as charges for transport or the return of application documents. Please collect your documents personally after the application process. Our rooms are protected by an alarm system, an additional insurance of your works in our rooms does not exist. We can only guarantee a careful and professional treatment of the artwork you hand in. In the unlikely event of damage the association assumes no liability.

We’re looking forward to your applications !

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