Artist Training

The project ARTIST TRAINING is a qualification program offered by the UdK Berlin Career College aimed at the qualification, consulting, and networking of artists in exile. Since 2016, 43 modules have provided information and contacts for about 500 participants from the following fields: music, fine arts, performing arts, film and at the beginning culture and media. Otherwise there are networking events and consulting sessions. 2020 - 2021 three partners (Babelsberg, Hamburg, Hannover) offered videos, workshops, excursions and consulting sessions about the basics of freelancing. The project’s goals are networking within the cultural and creative industries by getting to know key figures in the institutions, self-establishment on the labor market and the respective strategic positioning in regard to artistic orientation. Additionally, there was a weekly consulting session, which was introduced in 2019.



Artist Training Berlin (2022-2024)

Starting in 2022, the Artist Training Berlin (2022-2024) will provide information to all refugees seeking admission to the Berlin University of the Arts. 


Artist Training News

We are hiring new staff: Job offer

New offers in Artist Training DIGITAL BASICS from July to December 2022 is coming soon. The Open Call for the supervision is here.

Winner of the Open Call Artist Training Prize 2022 for artists in exile of the programme Artist Training and Common Ground is Abeer Mohamed. UdK Artist Training and Common Ground Initiative would like to showcase one artistic work by our alumni at UdK Open Days (Rundgang) on July 23 and 24, a firmly established event in Berlin‘s culture summer! The prize of 2,500 € is a community award and was selected by the participants of the Artist Training Pitch on 23 June 2022.

The new workshop series of the Artist Training Berlin "How to Study at UdK Berlin" provides further information about the offers at UdK Berlin in May 2022 for artist in exile. Four online workshops are in collaboration with the International Office, Student Office and Common Ground. Information: Registration: artisttraining-ziw[at]

The recommendations for actions from ARTIST CAREER FORUM II with actors and artists from Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and Babelsberg are online. Experts from the Artist Training and the field of anti-discrimination and organisational development were invited on 22nd of April 2021 to contribute to the lab. The goal was to unpack structural discriminations and disparities within the UdK Berlin and institutions of the cultural sector and develop strategies to help transform the field of our work. Recommendations for actions are here.

The University of the Arts Berlin, like all Berlin universities, is in limited operation under pandemic conditions.The Berlin University of the Arts will provide up-to-date information on all measures to be taken in operation under pandemic conditions by the following link:

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Media documentation Artist Training (2016-2020)

Artist Training 2016-2020: Conversations on Exile​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



Dr. Melanie Waldheim

Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin Career College / Zentralinstitut für Weiterbildung

Bundesallee 1-12
D-10719 Berlin

Tel: +49 30 3185 2710
Fax: +49 30 3185 2690










Artist Training DIGITAL BASICS

From August 2020 to December 2021, different programmes will be developed and provided for artists in exile in collaboration with partners all over Germany – in Potsdam, Hamburg, and Hannover. More information is coming soon...


Informationen and presse comments about previous projects of Artist Training DIGITAL BASICS (DAAD), Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES (ESF), Artist training for Professionals, Artist Training: Refugee Class for Professionals and Refugee Class for Professionals can be found under Archive