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 2017

Guest Mentor 2016

  • Saim Demircan


Participants 2018

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.


Details concerning the application process for BPA’s 2019 cycle (which runs from January – December 2019) will be published on our website ahead of time.







Berlin Program for Artists gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Gutenbergstr. 6
10587 Berlin

AG Charlottenburg, HRB 182350

Directors: Angela Bulloch, Simon Denny, Willem de Rooij

VAT: 27/611/05462

Rechtsberatung: Bauschke Braeuer Rechtsanwälte, Berlin