Participation in Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week is the largest collaboration of those involved in contemporary art in Berlin, including museums and other exhibition institutions, art fairs and galleries, private collections and project spaces. Founded in 2012 with eleven partners, today’s Berlin Art Week combines 50 partners at 100 venues across the entire city. Beside the increased number of regular participants, the group of partners is expanded each year with new participants selected by juries and additional special formats. The various selection processes with the respective expert juries ensures that a diverse group of participants is the result. More information of the requirements for participation in Berlin Art Week can be found below. Berlin Art Week and Kulturprojekte Berlin do not fund projects themselves.



With BAW Featured, each year a selection of ten special projects is presented as part of Berlin Art Week. The project organizers are one-time partners, the cooperation is based on a programme contribution for Berlin Art Week. The requirement is that the project begin during the festival week or a similar programme contribution. The choice of participants is up to the discretion of the selection. Requirements for participation can be found here.

Information on the conditions of participation BAW Featured 2023
Submissions until June 25, 2023, 24:00


Around museums and exhibition institutions showing contemporary art in Berlin—institutions funded by the government, Kunstvereine, and other art institutions open exhibitions and special programmes to mark Berlin Art Week.

Joint Venture Funding
Each year, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe funds a joint venture in the realm of contemporary art to open Berlin Art Week. The project funded needs to be a cooperation of at least two institutions in Berlin and be held during the festival week. More information on institutions qualified to apply can be found here.


Galleries are included in the programme of the festival week by way of the art market partners Positions Berlin Art Fair, VBKI-Preis Berliner Galerien (awarded together with Landesverband Berliner Galerien), and additional gallery collaborations.

Positions Berlin Art Fair
Galleries—from Berlin, Germany, and around the world—can apply to participate in Positions Berlin Art Fair until 4 June 2023.  For more information and an application form, send an email to the following address: [email protected] 

VBKI-Preis Berliner Galerien
VBKI-Preis Berliner Galerien awards a 10,000 prize to an upcoming Berlin gallery to support Berlin as an international art centre. The prize is awarded by Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI) together with Landesverband Berliner Galerien (lvbg), supported by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy, and Public Enterprises. Berlin galleries can apply until 3 July 2023: More information can be found here.

Berliner Galerien
Around 50 Berlin galleries of the Gallery Weekend Berlin are taking part in Berlin Art Week with citywide Gallery Openings and special programmes. Selected galleries of Gallery Weekend Berlin are also participating in a curated Gallery Festival for the first time.


For the Project Space Award, each year project spaces and initiatives are nominated and included in the festival week.

Open Call: Award for Project Spaces and Initiatives in the Realm of Fine Art
The Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe awards several artistic project space and initiatives each year. A total of seven prizes are awarded to Berlin artistic self-organized project spaces in the fine arts. The programme is directed both at Berlin project spaces and free, self-organized sites of presentation and production as well as initiatives with no fixed location from the realm of fine arts. The award honours the previous work over the past several years and the current programme of the project spaces or the organizers of the initiative. Applications end on 23 March 2023 at 6pm.  For more information, see the current information sheet.


Select Berlin private collections give insights into the emphases of their collection during Berlin Art Week, holding open houses for the public or hosting special presentations and programmes. For more information, send us an email at: [email protected]