A regular exchange with the actors of the visual arts in Bremen takes place in the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Künstler*innenförderung” (Working Group for the Promotion of Artists). Here, current ideas, problems and fields of work are developed with representatives of the Güterbahnhof Bremen / Areal für Kunst und Kultur association, the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, the Künstlerinnenverband Bremen/GEDOK, the Künstlerhaus Bremen, the Städtische Galerie Bremen and the Senator für Kultur.
In 2015, a group from BBK Bremen, GEDOK, HfK and Künstlerhaus Bremen published the paper, “Proposals for the development of artist funding in Bremen,” whose necessary demand has already been partially implemented with the support of the Senator for Culture in Bremen.
The BBK Bremen is also actively involved in so-called “Thinking Cells” – a committee convened by the Senator for Culture. Currently, proposal guidelines for awarding the residency grants in the so-called Tobacco Quarter in Woltmershausen are particularly worth mentioning (together with the AG Künstler*innenförderung 2021).
The BBK Bremen regularly invites the cultural deputies of the Bremen parliament to discussions and exhibition openings in order to inform them about current issues for visual artists, to formulate demands with regard to professional interests and to remain in exchange.