Artist Training for Professionals

The project ARTIST TRAINING for Professionals is a qualification program offered by the Berlin Career College aiming at the qualification, consulting and networking of artists in exile. During the three editions of the project from July 2018 to March 2020, in addition to an introductory course, four complementary modules provide information and contacts on the following four fields: music, fine arts, performing arts and film. Networking-events facilitate connections within the respective artistic sector, while consulting activities examine in depth individual situations. Goals are the networking with the Berlin cultural and creative industries by getting to know the institutions and their employees, the establishment on the Berlin labor market and the strategic positioning in the respective artistic orientation.


Within the scope of individual consultations on various comprehensive as well as field-specific topics, the participants of the Artist Training receive individual tips on procedures according to their respective situations.


In collaboration with partners from the fields we offer networking events of artists and creatives in exile with representatives from the Berlin cultural and creative industries for future joint projects.

Online-registration and further information:


Head of Project: Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer

Head of Program: Dr. Melanie Waldheim  


Module coordination: Manuela Goschy   artisttraining-ziw[at]

Student Assistants: Evar Sama, Zainab Alsawah

office hours: Wednesday 10-11 pm at Berlin Career College, Bundesallee 1-12, 10719 Berlin, room 161


Partners and supporters

The project Artist Training for Professionals is funded with means of the European Union (European Social Fund). In cooperation with the Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.


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