Become a member

At nGbK members meet to exchange ideas, to develop and realize projects and in order to learn and benefit from each other – among them are many young people interested in culture and politics. Topics are discussed and decisions made at regular meetings in a process of direct exchange, which is transparent and inclusive of all opinions. This method of working has provided the basis for a successful programme since 1969.
Would you like to become involved in developing the exhibition programme, to join in discussions, or perhaps you would even like to take an active part in implementing a project at nGbK? Then become a member! Visit our website to learn all about the way we are organized and about the unique grass-roots democratic structure of this art society. Our archive reflects a policy towards the arts which has for more than 40 years been located at the very interface between social issues and artistic strategies.

Anyone becoming a member of the nGbK can directly take part, bring in their own ideas and in addition receive:

  • invitations to all nGbK openings and events via newsletter

  • free admission (insofar as entrance fees are charged)

  • all nGbK publications at the reduced rate for members

  • free admission to the exhibitions of art societies which are members of the Association of German Art Societies (ADKV)

  • invitations to the meetings where new projects of nGbK are introduced and discussed

  • invitations to art society excursions and other member activities

The annual fee is:

€ 60 for individual members

€ 25 for artists, students, trainees, retirees, unemployed persons and holders of a severely disabled person’s pass (reduced fee against verification*)

€ 300 for substaining members and corporate bodies

Please transfer only after confirmation of admission and invoicing!

The annual fee refers to the calendar year. A monthly reduction is not possible. Membership must be terminated in writing (by post or e-mail) at the end of the year. If membership is not actively terminated, it is automatically renewed.

In case of questions, please contact Kristina Kramer at 030-616 513 -0 or

*Please submit a valid document to verify your eligibility, such as: certificate of university/college enrollment or traineeship, pensioner or student ID, certificate of unemployment benefits, severely disabled person’s pass, for artists: BBK membership, artist’s website, CV/portfolio or similar.

Membership application

Note: I can claim reimbursement of the amount due within eight weeks of the debit date. Applicable in this regard by the contract with my bank conditions.

Invitations to openings/events of the nGbK etc.

Invitations to the GM (General Assembly)