1. What is the festival theme for 2024 and how was it chosen?
The festival theme for 2024 was selected together with Neukölln stakeholders from the fields of art, culture, science, design and art education. It is: URBAN SILENCE
2 Who can apply?
Any artist who would like to contribute to the theme. The exhibition/performance venue is Berlin Neukölln. The artist's place of residence is irrelevant.
3. Can I apply even if I do not yet have a venue?
Yes, after applying you have time until 12 April 2024 to find a venue.
4. Where can I find a venue?
Via the marketplace, your own contacts or while walking through Neukölln. Supermarket, bar, kiosk or your own flat: any place in Neukölln will do!
5. Can I exhibit in the Kesselhaus of the KINDL?
The annual festival exhibition in the Kesselhaus is organised by a curator/team of curators. The artists exhibiting there are selected and directly contacted after the application phase. Please do not send any enquiries to the KINDL. The KINDL is providing the Kesselhaus as a venue for the festival but do not decide on participation of artists in the exhibition taking place there.
6. Where does the festival take place?
In Berlin, Neukölln. The majority of the projects take place in North Neukölln. However, we would be also happy about the events/projects in South Neukölln.
7. How long does the festival last?
The festival lasts 48 hours from Friday, the 28th June 2024 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, the 30th June 2024 at 7 p.m.
8. How long can I apply?
The application phase is from 13.11.2023 to 31.12.2023.
9. How do I get funding for the festival?
There are two ways to apply directly to the 48 Stunden Neukölln team for funding for the realisation of art projects:
• Funding as a signal
Signals refer to art in public spaces.
We require a project description and a financial plan. Funds totalling € 2500 can be made available as a work contract for materials and fees.
• Funding as an Art Space Lab
Art space Labs refer to curated group exhibitions.
The ArtSpaceLabs support curated group exhibitions. Project spaces and curators are invited to experiment with exhibition concepts. Funds totalling € 2050 can be made available as a work contract for materials and fees (artists and curators/coordination).
The financial plan must be submitted in Excel or PDF format. Here you can find a template.
The mentioning of actual names is not yet necessary or can be changed at a later date. The material costs must be roughly itemised.
10. What happens if I need a permit?
The 48 Stunden Neukölln team will obtain the permits for usage of public roads, green areas, noise and light. The only exception is Tempelhofer Feld (see point 9.a.). It can always happen that a permit is not granted by the authorities. In this case, an event cannot take place or must be moved to another location (if available).
10.a) Special case Tempelhofer Feld: Permits for events on Tempelhofer Feld must be obtained by the artists themselves at: https://www.tempelhoferfeld.de/en/participate-get-involved/event-requests/
You may be charged for these services. The 48 Stunden Neukölln team will obtain permits for noise and light.
11. Do I have to register my event with GEMA?
If music is played at an event, it must be registered with GEMA. The registration with GEMA and any fees incurred must be paid by the artists themselves. A licence for noise is not a GEMA registration. Further information and the registration page can be found here: https://www.gema.de/en
12. May I charge admission/fees/donations at my event?
All events organised as part of 48 Stunden Neukölln are free of charge. No entrance fees or participation fees may be charged. Neither donations may be collected.
13. Is there promotional material from the festival?
Yes, there will be a distribution of material about two weeks before the festival. All participating artists will receive the official 48 Stunden Neukölln print materials such as posters, postcards and the folding map/programme free of charge. Against a deposit of €20.00 you will receive a flag.
14. May I distribute my own promotional material for my event?
All participating artists are permitted to create and distribute their own promotional material for their events as part of 48 Stunden Neukölln. The only requirement is the use of the new 48 Stunden Neukölln logo.
15. Who can I contact if I have any questions
Phone (Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.): 030 682478-22