Events Archive

The challenge of writing a successful art project funding application

Date: 16. June 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

Sooner or later in an artistic career, one is confronted with the challenge of applying for funding or grants. At least this is the case if you live in a country that offers this possibility. During the next Online Information Session, artists-filmmakers Minze Tummescheit and Arne Hector will share their long-term hands-on experience with writing for projects’ funding in Germany, and in Berlin particularly. They will go through different funding opportunities and their specific requirements and will reveal tools and tactics that they have been using for writing successful art project funding applications. 

We kindly invite you to send us your questions regarding the writing of art projects’ funding applications, until 13 June 2022. This will help us to focus on your area of interest and prepare accordingly. 

Participation in the Online Information Session is free of charge and open to all.
To register and submit your questions, please write us at: contact@artist-pilots.com

* Arne Hector and Minze Tummescheit *

Black and white portrait of Arne Hector: man with gray hair, short-medium length haircut, black beard, glasses with black frames and a colorful pashmina
Arne Hector
Black and white face picture of mint Tummeschelt: woman with black hair, medium length haircut and short bangs
Minze Tummescheit


Arne Hector and Minze Tummescheit have been working together since 2000, as a duo under the name cinéma copains. Their experimental documentary art practice, which includes lectures, performances, installations, and films, reflects on social and economic issues. Based on interdisciplinary research, their art practice transcends classical genre boundaries and has been presented at both film festivals and art exhibitions. Their latest work urban solutions is currently being shown at film festivals internationally and was awarded with the Prix du court métrage at Cinéma du réel and the Best documentary award at IndieLisboa.
www.cinemacopains.org

Online information session for transnational artists, culture and media professionals in Berlin

Date: 12. May 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

We invite transnational artists, as well as culture and media workers to our next general online information session. Our experienced advisor will provide insights into topics, such as funding opportunities, the structure of the art and creative scene in Berlin, and organisational topics, e.g., the German artists’ social security scheme (the Künstlersozialkasse).
We kindly invite you to send us your specific questions on these and other topics, by Tuesday, 15.02.22.
The session is free of charge and open to all.


For registration and queries: contact@artist-pilots.com

From the concept to the project proposal

Date: 14. April 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

Are you wondering how to approach the writing for a grant application? Do you want to learn how to proceed with it step by step? During this online information session, an expert from the Cultural Funding Consulting Service of the association Kreativ Kultur Berlin will answer your questions about submitting a cultural or artistic project application. In a keynote speech, our guest Ann-Kathrin Rudorf will introduce the topic and guide you through the process, from the idea to the project application’s submission, on the basis of two examples. She will then answer your questions.

* Ann-Kathrin Rudorf *

Ann-Kathrin Rudorf, portrait with black dress, smiling
Ann-Kathrin Rudorf (Photo by Kulturprojekte Berlin)

Since 2021, Ann-Kathrin Rudorf has been part of the advisors’ team for cultural funding at Kreativ Kultur Berlin. The future of the independent sector, the promotion of young artists, as well as the critical evaluation of working and production conditions are core concerns for the freelance curator, art mediator, and art manager. Already during her art studies, Rudorf advised her fellow students on questions of cultural funding. Ann-Kathrin Rudorf was responsible for the International Studio Program of the city of Weimar. Moreover, she worked for the gallery EIGEN+ART in Berlin, and got well acquainted with the surrounding area of Berlin by managing the municipal gallery of the city of Bernau.

* Kreativ Kultur Berlin *

Kreativ Kultur Berlin is the first point of contact for cultural and creative professionals in the capital who have questions about project financing, cultural funding, professionalisation and self-employment, or who are planning a start-up project. Kreativ Kultur Berlin’s experienced consultants inform, advise and liaise across all sectors and industries – from artists to start-ups. Their services are competent, unbureaucratic and free of charge.

https://www.kreativkultur.berlin/de/home/

Law and taxes for transnational artists, culture and media professionals

Date: 17. March 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

During our next online information session, following the suggestions sent by many of you, we will again discuss administrative topics such as accounting, invoicing, choice of legal form and contract basics. Our guest expert, Dietmar Zimmer, with whom we had the pleasure to work twice in 2021, will give another general insight on these and similar issues. After the presentation, in the second part of our online session, we will focus on your feedback and questions. 
In case you have specific questions, we kindly invite you to send them beforehand, until 15.03.22.
The participation is free of charge. The session is held in German, with consecutive interpreting into English.
For registration and enquiries, please write to: contact@artist-pilots.com

* Dietmar Zimmer *

Portrait of Dietmar Zimmer, a man with blond hair, black jacket and glasses, in a white room
Dietmar Zimmer

Dietmar Zimmer holds a degree in business administration and an MBA. He has been working as an independent management consultant, coach and lecturer for over 20 years. His consulting focus is on the business side of setting up and running a company, especially in the areas of accounting and taxes, choice of legal form, commercial accounting and business plan preparation. He works across all sectors, but his focus is on art and culture, crafts and services.

Online information session for transnational artists, culture and media professionals in Berlin

Date: 17. February 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

We invite transnational artists, as well as culture and media workers to our next general online information session. Our experienced advisor will provide insights into topics, such as funding opportunities, the structure of the art and creative scene in Berlin, and organisational topics, e.g., the German artists’ social security scheme (the Künstlersozialkasse).
We kindly invite you to send us your specific questions on these and other topics, by Tuesday, 15.02.22.
The session is free of charge and open to all.
For registration and queries: contact@artist-pilots.com