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DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program residence
Since 1963 around 20 internationally known and qualified artists of all ages, with a unique distinguished artistic signature and a body of work of their own, in the field of visual arts, film, literature and music are yearly invited to spend 12 months in Berlin. Invitations to filmmakers are issued for 6 months. For visual arts, an international jury nominates and selects the artists. Therefore, no applications are possible for visual arts.

An invitation to the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program is one of the most sought-after scholarships in the world. Therefore, because of the exceptionally large number of applications compared to the limited number of scholarships available, many highly qualified applications cannot be considered. The non-acceptance of an application is not in any way a negative value-judgment about the artistic work of the applicant. Reapplication is possible.
Application period for 2021
In the field of visual arts, a jury recommends artists for invitation. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply.
Applications for 2021 can be handed in from September 16th till December 1st, 2019.

Application Procedure

  1. Before applying, please read the important Residency Information (pdf).
  2. Fill in your personal data below.
  3. Fill in the application form.
  4. Print the application form and send - together with your work material (if to be sent by postal service) - by mail to:

    Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD /
    DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
    Markgrafenstraße 37
    10117 Berlin

Personal Data

Applying as: Writer
Composer/Sound Artist



Artist Name

Artist Name First (if applicable)
Artist Name Last (if applicable)
Gender Male

Year and country of birth



Nationality 1*
Nationality 2

Permanent resident of



Line 1*
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4* (ZIP, City and county if applicable)
Line 5* (Country)

Email address

Confirm Email*
Phone No. (please include your international dialling prefix)
Former applications with the program (please list the years: YYYY, YYYY, …):
Provided that the grant is awarded, would your partner/children travel with you?
List of original application materials submitted by post (only published material, such as books, scores, CDs, DVDs)
For books, please list the language. And mark translations of the same work (please fill in title and language).

What should we do with your submitted original materials (if any), if the grant is rejected? (After the application process original materials can be returned by the applicant’s request. Copies, manuscripts, copied CDs, DVDs and tapes etc. will not be returned)

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How did you get informed about our program?

BKP website
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Social media
Online platforms for residency opportunities
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(Ex) participant
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Privacy* By filling out the online application form, you consent with the DAAD BKP processing your personal data. Your personal data is only used in order to review your application in the most comprehensive manner. When selected, our administrational office will make use of the form to prepare your enrolment. Your data will not be shared with third parties except for the selection committee members. Your personal data will be kept by us and deleted after 1 year. If you have any questions, please send an email to

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