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. Since 2020 three partners (Babelsberg, Hamburg, Hannover) have 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 is a weekly consulting session, which was introduced in 2019.




The Artist Training offers continuing education for ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES in exile from the fields of music, fine arts, performing arts, and film from April 2020 to October 2021.

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

For the second time actors and artists in exile met at ARTIST CAREER FORUM II for networking and exchange on the 22. April 2021. Beside Berlin, this time actors and artists also came from Hamburg, Hanover and Babelsberg. ARTIST CAREER FORUM II is an outcome of the new series of events Artist Training Lab for Radical Transformation, which took place from September 2020 to April 2021. Experts from the Artist Training and the field of anti-discrimination and organisational development were invited 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.

You can find the full program here: ARTIST CAREER FORUM II

The documention to the conference with recommendations for actions is 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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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.


Informationen and presse comments about previous projects of Artist training for Professionals, Artist Training: Refugee Class for Professionals can be found under Archive