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.


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.

Applicants will be notified by  November 10th





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