Press Releases


10 October 2021

"What Stays – Archiving Care" is a cooperation project by the JUNGE AKADEMIE, the fellowship programme of the Akademie der Künste, transmediale festival and the Goethe-Institut Slovakia. As part of the project, three digital residencies will be … more


17 March 2021

Concerts, installations, audio walks, symposium digital & outdoor & indoor 6 – 9 May and 6 – 7 August 2021 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Hanseatenweg In the Memories in Music festival, the Akademie der Künste is presenting forms of … more

16 March 2021

As of next Friday, 19 March, the exhibition “CONTINENT – In search of Europe” by OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen and the Akademie der Künste will be open again, showing at Pariser Platz until 18 April. Time slot tickets can be purchased … more

15 March 2021

25 March: Livestream with video messages from Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Akademie President Jeanine Meerapfel and readings by Matthias Brandt and Jenny Schily 25 March: Launch of Heinrich Mann DIGITAL 27 March: Heinrich Mann … more


23 February 2021

The actress Gabriela Maria Schmeide is to be the new wearer of the Tilla Durieux Jewellery at the request of her colleague Judith Hofmann. The necklace containing 34 zircons set in platinum was originally donated by the actress Tilla Durieux … more

16 February 2021

The Akademie der Künste hosts the livestream debate series “School of Resistance” for five days, from 24 to 28 February 2021. Last year, Swiss author, theatre director and filmmaker Milo Rau, in cooperation with the IIPM (International Institute … more

9 February 2021

The JUNGE AKADEMIE of the Akademie der Künste, in partnership with VISIT, the artist-in-residence programme of the E.ON foundation, is awarding the second scholarship to support international projects that deal with the theme of "Human-Machine". The … more

2 February 2021

Tuesday 9 February 2021, 7 pm, in English Live stream and recording on YouTube and Facebook With the Covid-19 pandemic, streaming platforms gained millions of new subscribers. Cinemas had to close. Film festivals had to go digital. While cinema … more


29 January 2021

The Akademie der Künste is awarding its Heinrich Mann Prize to the non-fiction author, essayist, journalist and translator Kathrin Passig, who lives in Berlin. The decision was made by a jury consisting of Ekkehard Knörer, Gustav Seibt and last … more

27 January 2021

The director Andrea Breth is receiving the 2020 Joana Maria Gorvin Prize. Awarded every five years by the Akademie der Künste on behalf of the Joana Maria Gorvin Foundation, the prize recognises the “outstanding achievement of a female theatre … more

26 January 2021

The Akademie der Künste continues to move its events into the digital space. The digital programme until the end of February 2021 includes exhibition tours, lectures, talks and films. All virtual events will be presented via video or livestream. … more

22 January 2021

The writer and journalist Annett Gröschner is the winner of the Berlin Art Prize – Grand Prize 2021. The Akademie der Künste awards the prize, endowed with 15,000 euros in rotation among its six sections on behalf of the state of Berlin. The … more

21 January 2021

In a letter to Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters and Berlin Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer, the Akademie der Künste calls for prioritising the interests of arts and culture during the next easing of lockdown measures. Cultural … more