BERLIN ART INSTITUTE (BAI)
Brief description of organisation
The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE (BAI) is an innovative and independent location for artistic training and advanced training. In addition to the international studio program, the BAI offers a Residency Program for academies and art universities, portfolio courses, a Spring Academy, supervision of art in architecture competitions and the event format 402.berlin.
Organisation founded in
Brief description of residency program
The BERLIN ART INSTITUTE makes use of the large number of national and international artists in Berlin and generates its temporary and regular partners from this pool to make a broad and flexible training offer. The regular events of the BAI with alternating artists, critics, curators etc. enable all participants an exchange with the actors of contemporary art in Ber- lin during their study stay. With its innovative concept of an international and contemporary “art school,” the BAI pursues the vision of advancing the relationship between art and training as a process of conscious- ness-raising in which the participants can discover and emancipate themselves. The BAI banks on a constructive and critical discourse on a par with all persons involved, whether beginners or professionals.
The BAI provides all participants with a workplace, individual supervision, courses, projects, lectures, workshops, visits, and an interdisciplinary discussion forum. Our concept is based on the discourse and engagement with the individual artistic work, in which we and our lecturers and colleagues are involved.
The BAI banks on a constructive and critical discourse on a par with all persons involved, whether beginners or professionals.
• Young people who want to study art and seek orientation. At the BAI, you can enter into a productive artistic process which is fundamental and helpful for vocational orientation through practical artistic work in the studio, classes, and direct contact and exchange with guest lecturers.
• Art students who want to spend a certain period of time on a stay in Berlin during the course of their studies at an art university or academy.
• People in creative professions seeking the influence of and exchange with actors of contemporary art.
• Autodidacts wanting to professionalize themselves.
• Professional artists who alongside their artistic work seek the thematic discourse, professional critique, and an exchange and contact with colleagues and actors in Berlin.
Participation Fee Studio Program
Workplace, accessible 24/7, including studio program: 1 Month = 850 € / 3 Month = 2.400 € / 6 Month = 4.500 € / 12 Month = 8.400 €
There is no possibility to live in the institute. The welcoming culture of the BAI manifests itself in our care especially for our foreign guests. Our team supports them in finding accommodations and helps them with visa problems and visits to authorities. This service is for free.
In addition to the international studio program, the BAI offers a Residency Program for academies and art universities. The BAI offers international art universities and academies the opportunity to cooperate in a Residency Program granting their own students a study stay in Berlin. The contract duration for a guest studio is at least one year. They can rent a guest studio at a fixed monthly price (2000 € per month), and we offer comprehensive supervision of the guest students as well as their participation in the entire BAI studio program. Up to four guest students can work in one studio (approx. 50 square meters). Working tables, chairs, easels, and cabinets are provided.
Residency program since
Disciplines and media
- Visual Art
- New Media
- Film Making
Type of organisation
- Independent Association/Foundation
Duration of residencies
- 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time
between 5 and 10
Expenses paid by artist
Expectations of the artist
Application by Mail
Presentation of artists' work
Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Description of residency
Number of studios
Type and size of studios
Other activities happening at the space
How to reach
The Pasedagplatz and the stop of TRAM 12 can be reached in five minutes by foot, with the tram leading directly to Berlin/Mitte and the Museum Island (tram stop Kupfergraben) in the heart of the city. It traverses the district adjacent to Weißensee, Prenzlauer Berg, which is one of the most popular quarters in the eastern part of Berlin with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants. The Hackesche Markt can be reached on TRAM 12 in 28 minutes; this is not only a traffic hub but also the urban and cultural center of eastern downtown with galleries, museums, shops, and a vibrant nightlife.
Pasedagplatz (5 min. walk) Tram 12, 27
Bus X54, 156, 158, N50
From S-Bahn Station Prenzlauer Allee: Bus 156 to Pasedagplatz (15 min. incl. walk)
From S-Bahn Station Friedrichstraße: Tram M 12 to Pasedagplatz (5 min walk)
15 min. from Alexanderplatz
25 min. from Hauptbahnhof
26 min. from Berlin-Tegel Airport
39 min. from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport