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 two years, always from January to December. The program initiates several public-facing events per year. BPA does not charge fees to participants, and since 2017 it has offered participants a grant to produce new work.


Participants 2019

Participants 2016 (Pilot)



Guest Mentors 2019

Guest Mentors 2018

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

Guest Mentors 2017

Guest Mentor 2016

  • Saim Demircan


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.

The open call for BPA’s 2020 cycle starts September 15th and ends October 15th 2019.

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.

Long-listed applicants will be notified on November 3rd and are expected to be available for a Skype interview on November 5th. 





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