Artist Training for Professionals

The project ARTIST TRAINING for Professionals is a qualification opportunity offered by the Berlin Career College aiming to 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.

Artist Training Project overview

Artist Training Showroom at UdK Rundgang July 20th to 22nd 2018

with module-supervisors and alumni from the previous project Artist Training: Refugee Class for Professionals

July 20th, 13 – 18 COMMON GROUND Workshops Mvmt&Rythm
July 20th, 18 – 19 Panel ARTIST TRAINING: Limits for Artists in Exile

July 21st, 11 – 14 Showroom FILM
July 21st, 16 – 19 Showroom PERFORMING ARTS

July 22nd, 11 – 14 Showroom FINE ARTS
July 22nd, 16 – 18 Showroom MUSIC

Moduls in 3 editions

BASIC I – Self representation as an artist, 3 – 7 September 2018 (supervisors: Melanie Waldheim & Wasim Ghrioui)

MUSIC I – Organize your own concert, 29 October – 2 November 2018 (supervisors: Felix Gebauer & Wassim Mukdad)

PERFORMING ARTS I – Working as an actor/actress, director or playwright in german theatre, 22 – 25 November 2018 (supervisors: Anna Volkland & Anis Hamdoun)

FINE ARTS I – I have an idea, 3 – 7 December 2018 (supervisors: Khaled Barakeh & Cathrin Mayer)

FILM I – Project presentation / submission, 21 – 25 Januar 2019 (supervisors: Henner Winckler & Jalal Maghout)

edition II: March until July 2019
edition III: September 2019 until January 2020



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.


Please click here for more information about the project and press reports:

To Archive Refugee Class 2016

To Archive Artist Training 2017


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

Head of Program: Dr. Melanie Waldheim / Project Coordinator: NN (replacement)

Module-Coordination: Manuela Goschy / NN

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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.