The PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL BERLIN is pleased to announce an open call to project spaces based in Berlin to join its 2018 program.

About the Festival:

The PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL BERLIN takes creatives and visitors on a month-long trip through Berlin’s independent art scene to discover some of its many and varied project spaces. Rather than institutional or commercial white cube spaces, project spaces are usually independent, highly experimental, and work creatively with limited funds. They spark dialogue, nurture local communities, serve as seismographs of cultural trends, and operate under conditions of simultaneous freedom and fragility. More than often, they are a labor of love for those who run them. If you feel this is you, then please apply!

About participation:

The Festival aims to present a diverse program of interesting and inspiring spaces,  providing a momentary slice of the city’s independent scene. During the Festival, each participating space will host and organise one admission-free event, with one occurring on each day of August, totalling 30 days (plus a final party!). The event can last a maximum of 24 hours on a date allotted by the Festival in August. The PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL BERLIN 2018 encourages a very free and open format including outdoor performances, musical or culinary get-togethers, or any other unexpected gatherings conveying the light spirit of a typical August in Berlin.

A jury will select the participating project spaces from the proposals received and raffles off the day of the event for each space.

We are pleased that, thanks to the support of funding from Berlin’s ‘Hauptstadtkulturfonds’, we are able to provide a supporting fee to each participating project space. In addition, the funding also enables a Berlin-wide project-related poster campaign to strengthen the presence of the selected projects.


  • identify as an independent art space
  • have an ongoing program
  • have unique and / or engaging perspective
  • be available in August 2018 to host an event
  • have a location to host an event (it does not need to be your space specifically!)

Submission should include:

  • Project description (max. 1000 words) and participating artists (as far as possible)
  • short description of space / mission statement (500 words)
  • founding year
  • 5 to 10 installation views of past projects
  • contact person incl. email, address, and website

Please send the information in English or in German in one PDF-document (no more than 5 MB) per email to

DEADLINE: 20 March, 2018  

Jury meeting: End of March
Announcement: Selection of jury members at the beginning of April

With kind support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds 2018