Artist Training Berlin (2022-2024)

The Counseling Centre Artist Training Berlin offers initial consultation and referral for all fields at the University of Arts Berlin. The Counseling Centre is connected to the International Office, the Intercultural Mentoring, the General Student Counselling Office and the Equal Opportunities Commissioner of the UdK Berlin. The goal is to find tailor-made offers and contact persons for prospective students, students, researchers and professional artists with refugee backgrounds.

Since 2023 in collaboration with UdK, Common Ground



#Open Consultation wednesdays 10-11 am

Artist Training Berlin offers initial consultation for artists in exile in Berlin on the following topics:

- Continuation of artistic or creative studies as well as scientific career at the UdK Berlin

- Self-presentation as an artist

- Positioning to the labour market as a freelancer

- Networking in the artistic and creative fields

- Applying for artist or project funding

Please send your core questions as well as your CV/portfolio when registering for your consultation hour.

Contact: Melanie Waldheim, Berlin Career College of the UdK Berlin, Bundesallee 1-12, 10719 Berlin, room 161 / +49 30 3185 2710 /


#Workshop-Series “How to Study at UdK Berlin”

The workshop series of the Artist Training Berlin "How to Study at UdK Berlin" provides further information about the offers at UdK Berlin from April to November 2023 for artist in exile. Four online workshops are in collaboration with the International Office, Student Office and Common Ground. Registration: artisttraining-ziw[at]

6 April 10-12 am / How to Study at UdK Berlin? Online-Session Guest Auditor+

26 April / How to Study Fine Arts at UdK Berlin? 4-6 pm, Café Hardenbergstr. 33 + Common Ground: Meet-up Tour & Talk 6-8 pm
31 May / How to Study Design, Art & Media, (Visual) Communication and Architecture at UdK Berlin? 4-6pm + Common Ground Meet-Up Tour & Screening 6-8 pm
28 June / How to Study Music at UdK Berlin? 4-6 pm + Common Ground Meet-Up: Tour & Jam Session 6-8 pm
26 July / How to Study Performing Arts and Dance? 4-6 pm + Common Ground Meet-up: Tour & Performance 6-8 pm



The new Open Call for the Artist Training Prze 2023 will be published soon.

The Winner of the Open Call Artist Training Prize 2022 for artists in exile of the programme Artist Training and Common Ground is Abeer Mohamed with "Unfamiliar". 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.

Documentation Open Day 2022



Head of program: Dr. Melanie Waldheim 

Assistant: İpek Cınar und Sophia Obermeyer

Common Ground Consulting: Mudar Al-Khufash, Yevheniia Perutska, Sel

Common Ground Studio: Vincent Hulme, Forough Absalan



The project Artist Training Berlin is funded by the Senate Department for Higher Education and Research, Health, Long-Term Care and Gender Equality from Berlin.


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