Program Description

The Berlin Art Institute and all its programs stand for an interdisciplinary art practice. The Incubator Program (from Block 05, 2019) promotes transdisciplinary collaboration at the intersection of art, the cultural, creative & digital industries, ArtsTech, research, technology, and science. The BAI Arts Incubator addresses entrepreneurially-minded artists, inventors, innovators, researchers, and (prospective) entrepreneurs seeking further training in the creative environment of the arts to incubate their ideas and develop their future or already existing projects or startups. The integration of the BAI Arts Incubator into the Berlin Art Institute creates an atmosphere within an international community that allows one to become acquainted with and test artistic methods and approaches with the aim of implementing them in creative processes and project developments.

  • Visit to BOOK A STREET ARTIST by Charlotte Specht & Mario Rueda
  • Visit to DAN PEARLMAN
  • Seminar LET‘S GO PUBLIC! by Various & Gould
  • Seminar THE ART OF WRITING by Louisa Elderton
  • Seminar THE ART OF WRITING by Louisa Elderton
  • Seminar INTERVIEW by Manfred Schneider
  • Lecture SPACE AND BEYOND: CURATORIAL EXPERIMENTS IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE by Lukas Feireiss
  • Lecture UNLOVED BUILDINGS by Isa Melsheimer
  • An der Industriebahn
  • Seminar Area
  • Seminar DRAWN PAINTING – PAINTED DRAWING by Manfred Schneider
  • Quino.bar

A variety of approaches, ideas and innovations are promoted at the BAI whose potentials are analyzed and reflected upon in a professional, contemporary art discourse. The BAI provides the participants of the Arts Incubator with co-working places and direct access to the BAI Studio Program to enable a collaborative working environment as well as international exchange and synergies.

artnet, e-flux, Artist Pension Trust, KSK, Google Arts & Culture, VIP Art Fair, Artspace, Larry‘s List, MagnusThe Centre for the Less Good Idea, artsy, Book a Street Artist, Factory BerlinAcute Art … a small selection and wild mix of different spaces, projects, platforms, services, online markets, apps, labs, communities, research centers, and companies. 

Our Program Structure

  • Check-in | Each block at the BAI starts with an introduction for the new participants, during which current thematic and organizational topics are discussed.

  • Individual and group meetings | The Incubator Program includes weekly individual and group meetings dedicated to your project/company.

  • Discourse | Thematic reflection on and discussion of the participants’ ideas, project developments, strategies, visions, experiences, subject knowledge and expertise, and artistic theory and practice.

  • Coaching | Feedback, training and consulting as single, team and project coaching on the topics of communication, presentation and visualization of one’s own work as well as entrepreneurial goals and personal prospects. Insight into and advise on networks, potential partners and mentors.

  • Block seminar (Guest Lecturer) | A three-day block seminar by a guest lecturer is held in each block: he/she presents his/her artistic position and engages in a collaboration and an intensive exchange with our participants.

  • Visits | Every two weeks we organize visits to galleries, exhibitions, or museums that include discussions with the gallerists, curators and project managers, if possible.

  • Lecture (Guest Lecturer) | Once during the block, we invite a currently interesting speaker to deliver a lecture and to review works of our participants.

  • Seminar Area and Reading Lounge | In addition to the personal workplaces, the BAI provides an extra seminar space for lectures and talks and a small library.

  • Work conditions | One major advantage of the BAI is its spatial structure that allows working in several rooms in small groups. This enables exchanging ideas at the workplace as well as concentration and calm.

  • Workplace | The participants of the BAI Incubator Program have access to their desks 24 hours a day. The bright rooms are between 45 and 55 square meters large and around 3.5 meters high. They are equipped with working tables and chairs, overhead lighting, and light protection for the windows. Your personal workplace consists of a working table, chair, storage rack, and WLAN.

  • Kitchenette | for shared use

  • Certificate | The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE acknowledges your participation in the Incubator Program with a certificate.

The courses are conducted in English. On public holidays there is no program.

Our Team

The guest lecturers from different artistic disciplines work with various media including painting, sculpture, drawing, film/video, installation, photography, illustration, intervention, and performance.

Our Team

Our Recent Events

  • UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE becomes PARTNER in the BAI Residency Program

UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE becomes PARTNER in the BAI Residency Program

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

The UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE – Український інститут becomes partner in the BAI Residency Program at the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE by launching an international program EXTER announcing the first open call for Ukrainian artists, curators and critics to participate in art residencies throughout 2019. The first [...]

  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach
  • Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach

Seminar ON RECREATIVITY by Niklas Goldbach

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

April 09 – 11, 2019, 10 am – 1 pm Many thanks to the artist Niklas Goldbach for his seminar ON RECREATIVITY and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Pogram at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts [...]

  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer
  • Lecture A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer

Lecture A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Nikola Röthemeyer

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

April 04, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm Many thanks to the artist Nikola Röthemeyer for her lecture A Room of One’s Own and discussing the works of our participants within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art [...]

Our Block Dates

The program of the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE is structured in blocks of 4 calendar weeks (CW) each. It makes sense to start the participation in the Incubator Program at the beginning of a four-week program block.

Our International Target Group

  • Persons interested in acquiring further training in incubating their ideas and developing their future or already existing projects, startups or companies at the intersection of the arts, both individually and in a team, whether they are prospective founders or already established.

  • Researchers

  • Scientists

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Actors from all fields of the culture, creative and digital industries

  • Startups

  • Companies, businesses, enterprises and corporations

Applications can be submitted at any time. Please send your CV, a short text on your motivation, and a working plan via email.

The program of the BERLIN ART INSTITUTE is structured in blocks of 4 calendar weeks (CW) each. It makes sense to start the participation in the Incubator Program at the beginning of a four-week program block. You can find the block dates above. Please let us know when and for how many blocks you would like to book the Incubator Program.

The BAI neither takes equity nor invests money in the selected participants/startups involved. Unfortunately, the BAI cannot offer scholarships. But we can issue letters of recommendation and admission and endorse grant applications for candidates. Our candidates who received grants mainly did their own research because they are better acquainted with the institutions/foundations/businesses/programs in their countries/area that could support them.

Working table, Accessible 24/7, Including Incubator Program

There is a one-off registration fee of 50 €.
1 Block = 650 € | 2 Blocks = 1 300 € | 3 Blocks = 1 800 € | 6 Blocks = 3 550 €
9 Blocks = 5 300 € | 12 Blocks = 7 050 € | 13 Blocks (1 year) = 7 630 €

The registration & participation fee is payable immediately after the BAI confirms the successful acceptance in writing. Please do not make a payment before receiving a final confirmation and invoice by the BAI.

The welcoming culture of the BAI manifests itself in our care especially for our foreign guests. There is no possibility to live in the institute. Our team supports them in finding accommodations and helps them with visa issues and visits to authorities. Please check the visa regulations. For general information about mobility check touring artists.

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