Originally planned in 2009 as a first-time project, which took place on their own initiative and cost sharing of the participating artists, organized and based exhibition “Berlin Artists Going Live” (BAGL) got a such positive response by the audience, that the original organizing team became in late 2009 the non-profit project „Gemeinnützige European Artists Going Live Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)“, short: Gem. EAGL UG, founded as a responisble parent organization. The EAGL UG is recognized as a non-profit company by the tax office for corporations I.
The initial difficulties in (pre-) founding phase and not least temporarily disabled by the apparently functioning German bureaucracy have been mastered,
Workflows have been optimized by relevant databases and networks, time-related organizational processes as well as interim consolidated spreadsheet basics.
The BAGL takes place regulary parallel to the commercial Art-Events in Berlin, the “Gallery Weekend” in spring and the famous Art Fairs in fall. It is targeted to offer unkown or not yet established artists of all kind of art directions a multiplication platform with a maximum of promotion and professional appearance at central venues (2011 and in Fall 2012 at Spandauer Str. 2, very cloes to the Hackeschen Markt) based on cost-sharing, with a main focus on a permanent networking of the artists to promote their awareness even after the exhibitions. In the past “Art Fall” 2011 in Berlin, the the third “BAGL afFAIRs” exhibition took place with a daily changing supporting programm with performing, as the exhibitions before. As now firmly established in the Berlin Art Scene, the BAGL SPRINGtime 2012 starts into the 4th year with 40-50 national and international artists.