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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 2022
In the field of visual arts, a jury recommends artists for invitation. Artists in the fields of literature, film and music may apply.

Application Procedure

Before applying, please read the important Residency Information (pdf) and follow these steps in submitting all required materials.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Step 1 Complete the online personal information form below.
  • Schritt 2: Complete the application form
Please follow the specifc guidelines of your discipline for submitting work samples before sending your application email to:

We accept only the following attachments:
- application_YOURNAME.pdf (required)
- press_YOURNAME.pdf (optional)
- ref_YOURNAME.pdf (optional)

Any other material / links sent in the email will not be considered.

The application process must be completed by December 1, CET. This includes:
  1. submitted Personal Information Form
  2. submitted Application PDF & submitted work samples
  3. optional: submitted press & Letters of Reference PDF

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)
Provided that the grant is awarded, would your partner/children travel with you?

How did you get informed about our program?

BKP website
BKP newsletter
Social media
Online platforms for residency opportunities
(Ex) advisor
(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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