Un certain regard – Everyone belongs
Curated by Kunstwerkstatt Kreuzberg, the Lebenshilfe Berlin art studio // July 2021 to April 2022 // Open Space A: Interconnection
The BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition focuses on connections between Berlin and the rest of the world. It follows seven central topics: Revolution, Free Space, Boundaries, Entertainment, War, Fashion and Interconnection.
Here, different views and opinions are key: there is never only one correct standpoint but many different slants and experiences.
Your perspectives are more than welcome!
Would you like to plan and create an entire exhibition together with our team?
Do you have something to say about:
On the Open Spaces you are invited to do just that. We are looking for projects that make visible unknown, underappreciated or activist perspectives and topics. We provide the budget and other museum resources. Apply for one of BERLIN GLOBAL’s Open Spaces – we look forward to your idea!
We are looking for projects that make visible unknown, underrepresented, underappreciated or activist perspectives and topics.
Presentations on the Open Spaces can comment on, add to, expand or critically question the exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL. They can offer a more in-depth view, a completely new perspective, or a jarring intervention in terms of content or design. Inspiration for the Open Spaces can come from the thematic rooms of the Berlin Exhibition, or else the overarching topic “Berlin and the World”. The Open Spaces can also highlight aspects that are not touched on in the remaining exhibition.
Open Space projects do not need to take an artistic approach – we are happy to help develop the presentation together.
Groups should apply with a concrete idea for an Open Space exhibit.
The Open Spaces are three luminous blue areas within the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Open Space A is in the room “Interconnection” and is best suited to hanging flat works along the five wall sections (in total 13.6 running metres). Open Space B in the room “Berlin Images” and Open Space C between the rooms “Boundaries” and “Entertainment” offer 28 and 36 m2 respectively.
Groups of private individuals or representatives of an organisation, an association, an initiative, etc. can apply. The project must involve at least three people.
Call for applications
Every 12–18 months, we invite the public to submit ideas for exhibitions in BERLIN GLOBAL’s three Open Spaces. Deadline for the current call for applications is 15 October 2021.
You can apply directly over the online form.
You can answer all of the questions about your idea, its relevance, and BERLIN GLOBAL either in writing, or in photos, videos, drawings or audio files. You can even send a combination. Further instructions can be found on the application page.
If you need help filling out the form, please feel free to get in touch with us.
The jury is made up of people representing different parts of Berlin’s civil society. They meet after the application period ends to discuss the submissions and choose projects for all three Open Spaces. For each Open Space, two projects are selected: first and second place. If the first project doesn’t work out, then the second project will be contacted.
The jury will select three projects that best fit the following criteria:
The jury will not judge the professionalism of the applications.
Finally, the jury will ensure that – taken together – the three projects they choose cover as large a diversity of topics and perspectives as possible. The individual applicants have no bearing on this, but it will play a part in the jury’s decision.
Specification of the project idea
After the jury’s decision, we will plan the next steps with you over the course of about a month. Together, we will create a plan of action for your project, work out a budget, set up a timeline and draft a cooperation agreement. More specifically:
Project development and implementation
Throughout the project, both sides have the option to call on an external mediator in case of conflict.
Open Space A (Interconnection)
Open Space B (Berlin Images)
Open Space C (Boundaries / Entertainment)
For each project, the Stadtmuseum provides a budget of between 20,000 and 40,000 Euros.
You don’t need a budget plan when you apply. The jury is solely interested in the project idea. We will work out the budget together after your project has been chosen, in the specification phase.
The budget must cover all costs of the Open Space presentation. This includes, among other things:
Costs of the accompanying educational and events programme, as well as external / press communication, are planned separately. The Stadtmuseum Berlin is responsible for budget administration.