The new project Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES is a qualification program offered by the UdK Berlin Career College aiming at the qualification, consulting and networking of artists in exile. In three editions from August 2020 to December 2021, five artist collectives from the sectors of music, fine arts, performing arts, film, and an interdisciplinary working group will receive support for five months. Artist Training offers a training unit consisting of 30 hours with monthly workshops according to individual goals, two individual consultations, the presentation of artistic work at a venue and the exchange among all groups. In addition, the Digital BASICS convey basic topics of self-employment with two hours of online teaching and 12 hours of in-depth workshops. The goals are networking with the Berlin cultural and creative industries by getting to know the institutions and their employees, the establishment on the Berlin labour market and the strategic positioning in the respective artistic orientation.




+ 30 hours of workshops, consulting, networking and public showing based on your personal goals

1. edition

MUSIC COLLECTIVE I with Elisabeth Hoschek & Bahila Hijazi

DisDance + Homeway Record

FINE ARTS COLLECTIVE I with Khaled Barakeh & Katia Reich

Ninja Collective

PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTIVE I with Chang Nai Wen & Anis Hamdoun

Heschek Beschek

FILM COLLECTIVE I with Henner Winckler & Sina Ataeian

Black Sea + Sceneiris

INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLECTIVE I with Saskia Köbschall & Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro

Laras + Mordo

+ 14 hours educational film and in depth workshops with BASICS for the artistic freelancing

Survival Kit as a Freelancer

Part 1: Project funding

Part 2: KSK

Part 3: Improve your artistic CV

Artist Training Prize: MindLab# 22 September 2020, 2 – 4 pm

The first edition of the UdK Berlin Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES has reached a first pick. At Artist Training Prize: MindLab# on Tuesday, September 22, from 14:00-16:00 eight artistic collectives from performing arts, music, fine arts, film, and interdisciplinary arts will each give a 5-minute pitch about their team, project idea and goal. The most voted project will receive a community award with a project grant of 2.500 € provided by the Artist Training Berlin. The Winner is the interdisciplinary Group: Laras.


Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES offers a five-month support of five artist collectives in exile from the sectors of music, fine arts, performing arts, film, and an interdisciplinary working group.

Open Call for the first edition: closed

Open Call for the second edition: closed

Open Call for the third edition: 1 May to 21 May 2021

Register here.

Call for applications

Artist Training works closely with experts from the music, fine arts, performing arts, and film industries together. For the second edition of ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES we are looking for teachers with profound expertise and sector knowledge, methodological competence and experience in working with artists in exile. Deadline for applications: 30 September 2020.

Call for applications Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES edition II


On 1 May 2021 Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES will publish a 3rd open call for the five-month support of five artist collectives in exile from the sectors of music, fine arts, performing arts, film, and an interdisciplinary working group.

Press release Artist Training




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

Head of program: Dr. Melanie Waldheim


Project assistant: Manuela Goschy


Team: Tashina Punke, Evar Sama, Hoda Taheri

Office hours: Wednesday 10-11 am at Berlin Career College, Bundesallee 1-12, 10719 Berlin, room 161 (until 19 April 2020 by telephone, by appointment)

Partners and sponsors

The project Artist Training ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES is promoted with means from the European Union (European Social Fund) and the state of Berlin. Also, in cooperation with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

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