Stipends and rooms


see Up workspaces and studio stipends

Studio spaces at favourable conditions

Application deadline: 24 June 2024

Workspaces / Studios

As part of the see up graduate network, weißensee kunsthochschule berlin has been offering studio spaces at favourable conditions at Liebermannstraße 75-83 since July 2018. Located close to the art academy, the workspaces in three open-plan studios are available to graduates and master students from all disciplines.

A jury consisting of representatives from the liberal arts, design, the mart stam stiftung für kunst + gestaltung, the management of the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin, the BBK studio advisory board, the GSE and the cultural administration selects candidates for the positions from the applicants. The award is initially made for one year and can be extended.

Space of around 20 square metres can be rented for around 165 euros (excluding electricity, incl. Wi-Fi, heating, use of communal areas such as kitchen, lifts, toilets), depending on the application situation and number of users. All graduates of the weißensee school of art and design berlin can apply up to three years after graduation.

Studio stipends

The studio stipends are awarded in the course of the selection process of the see Up Workspaces.

If a special financial situation and need can be established, a subsidy towards the studio rent can be granted after examination. These studio stipends are provided by the mart stam stiftung für kunst + gestaltung and the khb.

You will find all the important information about the application in the application form.
The guidelines of the university procedures for the allocation of a subsidised studio space in Liebermannstraße ‘see up Workspaces’ were published in Mitteilungsblatt Nr. 251.

Application deadline: 24 June 2024


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