Open Call 2019 [closed]

Giving Space (WT)

Space, both literally and metaphorically, is vital for education. In opening up physical spaces to independent groups and projects, we would like to work with partners in the city on current issues and questions of art and education, and to open up the Gropius Bau to new audiences.


The following four projects are shortlisted and invited for interviews:

  • A Joyful Interruption
  • Körper/Archiv
  • ME+Gropius.Bau
  • We’ll be making lots of noise

Open Call

The application deadline for Giving Space (WT) was July 21, 2019.

Within the scope of the new education programme Space for Art Education, the Gropius Bau is putting out an open call for the 9-month project Giving Space (Working Title), which responds to the current need for spaces for art education work in Berlin. The project partners are invited to use a workshop and exhibition space at the Gropius Bau as a place of learning, working and meeting for their educational project. The spaces will be regularly made accessible to visitors of the Gropius Bau. From all submissions, a jury will select one project to make use of the spaces at the Gropius Bau beginning in autumn 2019.

What we offer:

  • An exhibition and workshop space
  • Budget for fees of € 9,000 (net) for a period of 9 months
  • Additional budget for events, material costs etc.

What we are interested in:

  • An education project with at least 9 public events / moments (such as presentations, performances, interventions, panel discussions and any other formats)
  • Reflection on the location and history of the building, the programme of the Gropius Bau and / or focus on music, movement, the body, archives
  • Including and collaborating with diverse audiences, for instance young people, older people, local communities
  • Reports throughout the duration of the project and documentation of the project

What we are looking for:

  • Applications from artists of all disciplines, art and cultural mediators, art educators, researchers from related disciplines, as well as groups, collectives and all manner of initiatives
  • Experience and creativity in format development and realisation
  • Openness in sharing and developing the project
  • Interest in reflecting on the project, and presenting processes and results

Application documents:


  • Digital, PDF (max. 10 MB)


  • German or English

Project proposal:

  • Max. 2 pages (c. 5,000 characters inc. spaces)
  • Max. 5 images


  • Max. 1 page (c. 2500 characters inc. spaces)
  • Links
  • If a group or collective, a description of the group with outline of previous relevant experiences

To Jenny Sréter, Education Gropius Bau:

Deadlines and process:

Application deadline: Sunday, July 21, 2019

July 2019
Individual review of the applications by the project jury (Stephanie Rosenthal, Nevin Aladağ, Çağla Ilk, Clare Molloy, Rebecca Raue, Henry Ward)

26 August 2019
Shortlist announced (4-5 projects)

As of 4 September 2019
Shortlisted projects invited to present their art education concept

September 2019
Selected project announced

October 2019
Start of project