|1961||Construction of the Berlin Wall.|
|1962||The Ford Foundation (New York) decide to finance an annual "Artists-in-Residence" Programme. Fields: Visual Arts, Music and Literature.|
|1963||The first guests arrive at the "frontline" of the Cold War. Between 1963 and 1965 among the guests are Emilio Vedova, Michel Butor, Jan Kotik, Ingeborg Bachmann, H.W. Henze, Iannis Xenakis, W.H. Auden, Igor Strawinsky|
|1963||April||The Ford Foundation transfer the handling of the Artists-in-Residence Programme to DAAD. Peter Nestler becomes the first Head of the Berlin Office.
Fig. 1 Witold Gombrowicz (Guest of DAAD 1963/64)
Foto: Susanna Fels
Fig. 2 In the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Theatre Manager Stresemann with the fellowship holders Hans Werner Henze, Elliott Carter, Gilbert Amy und Igor Strawinsky (1964)
Foto: Max Jacoby
|1965||The Senate of Berlin decide to budget for the Artists-in-Residence Programme as of mid 1966.|
|DAAD takes on the handling of the "Artists-in-Residence" Programme. The first nomination jury chooses guests for the following year.
Official new name of "DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme".
Fig. 3 Ed Kienholz at "30 International Artists" in Beethoven Hall in Bonn (1966)
Foto: Ingeborg Lommatzsch
Fig. 4 György Ligeti (Guest of DAAD 1969/70)
Foto: Werner Bethsold
Fig. 5 George Tabori at a reading at the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) (1971)
Foto: Hermann Kiessling
Fig. 6 György Kurtág at the Studio Concert "East European Avant-Garde" at the SFB (1971) Foto: Martin Haswell
|1972||Karl Ruhrberg becomes Head of the Berlin Office.
Fig. 7 John Cage and Morton Feldman in an apartment of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme (both guests of 1972)
Foto: Gerd Sander
|1973||DAAD and the Academy of Arts found the "Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH".|
|1974||Stephen Dwoskin is the first guest in the new field of Film.|
|1978||Wieland Schmied becomes the successor of Karl Ruhrberg.|
|1978||December||Opening of the "daadgalerie" in Kurfürstenstrasse.|
|1986||Joachim Sartorius adopts the role of Head of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme.|
|1989||The Fall of the Berlin Wall. The Artists-in-Berlin Programme is the first institution to move it’s office from Steinplatz to Jägerstrasse in Berlin-Mitte.
Fig. 8 Susan Sontag (Guest of DAAD 1989/90)
Foto: Ekko von Schwichow
Fig. 9 Cees Nooteboom and Joachim Sartorius at "Literature and Film" at Arsenal Cinema (1990)
Foto: Marianne Fleitmann
|1994||Dr. Heinz-L. Nastansky adopts the role of Head of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme.
|1999||Ulrich Podewils becomes the new Head of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme. The office moves to it’s current address of Gendarmenmarkt on Markgrafenstrasse.|
|2001||"Zeitenwechsel" (Changing Times): 35 Years of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme anniversary event.
Fig. 10 Performance of the sound performer David Moss during "Zeitenwechsel" (2001)
Foto: Ekko von Schwichow
|2003||Nele Hertling becomes the new Head of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme.
|2005||The "daadgalerie" moved to Zimmerstrasse in Berlin-Mitte, a historic location near "Checkpoint Charlie".
Fig. 11 Opening of the daadgalerie with a video installation by Anri Sala (from Albania, guest of DAAD in 2005) about the time of upheaval in his home city of Tirana.
|2006||The German Academic Exchange Service establishes the Valeska-Gert guest professorship in dance and performance at the Free University.|
|Nele Hertling is elected vice-president of the Akademie der Künste,
Dr. Annette Julius becomes the new director of the
Artists-in-Berlin-Programme in January.
"Beyond the Wall: Berlin - A Free Port of the Arts" 8/9/07 - 2/12/07.
A joint project by the Brandenburger Tor foundation, the Literary Colloquium Berlin and the Artists-in-Berlin-Programme which included exhibitions, readings, a writers conference as well as two concerts.
Fig. 12 Concert on Dec. 2, 2007 in the Akademie der Künste: Mark André and Members of the Ensemble Modern
photo by Stefan Maria Rother
|2008||On the 1st of September Katharina Narbutovič is to take on directorship of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.|