BPA // Berlin program for artists



BPA facilitates exchange between emerging and experienced Berlin-based artists, through coordinated studio visits and meetings.


BPA does not have a fixed location – activity is concentrated in the studios of the artists involved with the program. Ten participants meet with a core group of ten mentors and a wider group of guest mentors. Twice a month participants present their work in concentrated one-on-one visits in their own studios, followed by a group discussion in a mentor’s studio. A participation cycle lasts one year, from January to December. The program initiates at least one public-facing exhibition per year. BPA does not charge fees to participants, and since 2017 it has offered participants a grant to produce new work.



  • Saâdane Afif
  • Monika Baer
  • Angela Bulloch
  • Simon Denny
  • Bouchra Khalili
  • Thomas Locher
  • Olaf Nicolai
  • Calla Henkel / Max Pitegoff
  • Willem de Rooij
  • Wolfgang Tillmans

Guest Mentors 2018

  • Julieta Aranda
  • Mariana Castillo Deball
  • Maurin Dietrich
  • Richard Frater
  • Flora Klein
  • Keto Logua
  • Ibrahim Mahama
  • Michaela Melian
  • Matt Mullican
  • Ahmet Öğüt
  • Judy Radul
  • Karin Sander
  • Yorgos Sapountzis
  • Jerszy Seymour
  • Slavs and Tatars
  • Shabahang Tayyari

Guest Mentors 2017

Guest Mentor 2016

  • Saim Demircan


Participants 2016 (Pilot)


Ideal applicants would have recently completed a masters-level education or be able to present artwork of a comparable level. Applicants must be living and working in Berlin during a BPA cycle period, and be able to present their work from their own studio. Participation in all meetings throughout the year is expected. BPA is neither a residency nor a school – it does not provide studio space or any kind of qualification on completion.


Application format: PDF with documentation of artwork and CV including birthdate, birthplace and education history in English; the complete application documents should not exceed a data volume of 20 MB.


The open call for BPA’s 2019 cycle has ended.

Selected applicants will be notified before November 1st 2018.








Berlin Program for Artists gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Müllerstraße 156a
2. Hinterhof, Aufgang 12
13353 Berlin


AG Charlottenburg, HRB 182350

Directors: Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny, Willem de Rooij

VAT: 27/611/05462

Rechtsberatung: Bauschke Braeuer Rechtsanwälte, Berlin