When research and art come together: artistic research as artistic practice outside the academic context
We are pleased to announce the first of this year’s events showcasing cultural venues and initiatives in Berlin – their history, activities, and actors.
At the beginning of this event, Rike Frank – our host and the initiative’s Executive Director – will welcome us at thepremises of The Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung (Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme) and talk about the specificities, aims, and activities of the programme since its foundation in 2020. This will be followed by a visit to the current exhibition: Doireann O’Malley, “Conversations on a Crosstown Algorithm”.
In the second part of the event, we will discuss notions of research and knowledge production in artistic practice to then further explore the field of artistic research – its methods, contexts of production, and funding opportunities. Most importantly, this event centres around and aims to give space to the questions of the participants.
* Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung *
“The Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung supports and encourages artistic research across disciplines, it fosters the exchange among the fellows’ research community, and brings artistic research into a dialogue with the public. The programme was created in 2020 by the Society for Artistic Research in Germany (Gesellschaft für künstlerische Forschung in Deutschland, gkfd) with funds provided by Berlin’s Senate Office for Culture and Europe.
With this grant programme, Berlin’s Senate is responding to the growing interest in artistic research and the increasing role of art in knowledge and its transfer into society. Whereas in recent years PhD programmes for artists have been established at universities and art academies internationally, the Berlin Programme aims to facilitate research in the arts outside academic qualification programs.”
For further information about The Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung, please check the website https://kuenstlerischeforschung.berlin
* Rike Frank *
Rike Frank works as a curator and writer, and occasionally teaches, with a special dedication to exhibition history and curatorial practice. She is currently the Executive Director of the Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung and Co-Director of the European Kunsthalle. Her research and curatorial work is greatly informed by engaging with textiles and textilities, temporalities, and exhibition/curatorial histories. Long-term collaborations with artists run through her practice, such as her current collaboration with the artist Sarah Pierce on her most comprehensive exhibition to date, due to open at IMMA, Dublin in 2023.
This event is in person and will be held at The Berliner Förderprogramm Künstlerische Forschung’s premises: Schönleinstr. 5, 10967 Berlin. The number of participants is limited to 20 and participation is subject to compliance with Berlin’s current COVID-19 regulations.
The participation is free of charge and open to artists from all disciplines.
To enquire or register, please write to
The event is accessible for people with mobility impairments. Participants with visual impairments or blindness can be assisted.