Who can apply: International call, open to all media, all ages over 18, all genders and all educational backgrounds.
The selection process: An international jury of high ranking industry professionals judge the entries, they look for the artist which shows the most significant potential and professionalism, and who has convincingly and skilfully executed a concept or work.
Application phase 1: 1 November 2020 – 17 January 2021 (midnight CET) Out of all applications we receive during phase 1, we will select 10 artists for the longlist. Apply early and secure one of the first positions on the longlist! You will be notified until January 30th and we will already start promoting you in February 2021.
Application phase 2 : 18 January – 15 March 2021 (midnight CET) Out of all applications we receive during Phase 2 we will select 20 artists for the longlist. You will be notified until March 30th and promoted throughout April 2021.
Longlisted artists : 30 longlisted artists will be featured on the website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.
Shortlisted artists : 10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists get to exhibit at the Kühlhaus, one of Berlins most impressive industrial venues for cultural events, during Berlin Gallery Weekend end of April/beginning of May 2021 organised by BBA Gallery. In addition each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR and social media channels.
1st Prize : Solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022 Cash prize 1000 € Artsy profile
2nd Prize: Artsy profile + online solo show Cash prize 500 €
3rd Prize : Artsy profile + online solo show Cash prize 300 €
Exhibition at Kühlhaus Berlin : The Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most marvelous and characterful venues for art and cultural events. It is a heritage building and part of the architecture of the early industrial history of Berlin at Gleisdreieck, a central and well-known location. The house presents itself today on seven floors with a variety of extraordinary rooms and architectural situations, with a total of over 5000 square meters.
The BBA Artist Prize 2021 exhibition is showing on the 5th floor of the building, which is an independent unit with over 600 m2, a lift entrance and WC facilities. Attic windows add charm and natural light to the space, as well as fabulous sky views of Berlin. The vast space allows for the presentation of about a dozen artists and a variety of media – from installed projections, time-based media through to sculptural works. Brick walls alternate with a classic white cube style – so that paintings, photography and print works each find a perfect spot.
BBA Artist Prize 2021 is a highlight during Berlin Gallery Weekend in April/May 2021.
Start Date10th December 2020
Closing Date15th March 2021