Artist Training DIGITAL BASICS - FINE ARTS Coaching Program

Artist Training DIGITAL BASCIS – FINE ARTS coaching program

“Artists in Exile – Fine Arts” by Saskia Köbschall and Anton Kats
Artists in Exile (Fine Arts) is a responsive artist coaching program embracing workshops, private and group mentoring, visits to art and cultural institutions, cv and application reviews, and networking sessions. Inviting artists in exile based in Berlin, the program is driven by the question: How can art practice respond to the pragmatic demands of displacement?

The program practically explores institutional frameworks of public, private, and liminal spaces while encouraging artists to develop pragmatic responses to overcome professional restrictions encountered through the artistic experience of exile. The program’s starting point is a group workshop aimed to design a Time Capsule considering the objectives, intentions, resources, strategies, evidence and accountabilities, evaluation criteria, processes, residues, and time frames for individual artistic trajectories. This initial step is aimed to develop, concrete next steps in the professional journey and for focusing and planning the meetings of the program.

The program is developed and facilitated by a tandem team of artists with international experience in the art and cultural field: Saskia Köbschall is a Berlin-born curator, researcher, and lecturer. She received her MA from the New School for Social Research in New York as a Fulbright Scholar, where she also taught at the Parsons School of Design. From 2011 to 2017 she was manager and part of the curatorial team of SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin. Since 2019 she is a PhD candidate at RTG Minor Cosmopolitanisms. In 2020 she co-founded the cultural platform Nyabinghi Lab. Anton Kats is an artist and musician from Kherson, Ukraine. Kats’ practice derives from informal everyday relationships and has been exhibited and performed in the Serpentine Galleries, Tate Modern, in London; Bergen Kunsthall; 10th Berlin Biennale; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin; and documenta 14, Athens and Kassel among others. Kats was awarded a practice-based PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.

We will also support you in developing your individual strategies and networking skills. Workshops, excursions, individual consultations and a network event will take place on four dates in October / November 2022. This program is being held in English (and Ukrainian if necessary).

Time table:
THU 20/10/2022 10-12:00 am: Workshop I
+ tba workshop
+ tba excursion
+ individual consultations (time to be confirmed individually)
+ videos about KSK, Media Law, Taxes and Financing

Venue: Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin Career College / Zentralinstitut für Weiterbildung,
Bundesallee 1-12, D-10719 Berlin, room 341

Participation in the qualification program of the UdK Berlin Career College is free of charge. A registration is with CV and/or portfolio is necessary. You can register until 30th of September directly:

Looking forward to your applications!

The DAAD project Artist Training DIGITAL BASICS is a qualification program at the UdK Berlin Career College for exiled artists*. The teaching goals of the continuing education programs are networking in the local cultural and creative industries, strategic positioning in the respective artistic orientation and establishing oneself in the job market.

Since 2016 the Artist Training provides 43 modules containing information and contacts for about 500 artists in exile and creatives from the following fields: music, culture and media, fine arts, performing arts, and film. Networking events facilitate connections within the respective artistic sectors, while consulting activities examine in depth individual situations.

More information:

The project Artist Training DIGITAL BASICS is an offer of the UdK Berlin Career College and is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Chris Kondek


20.10.2022 – 30.11.2022

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