Doors open & start program:

Berlin | 10AM doors open | 11AM start program main stage

If you want to see the first artist talk in the first timeslot be sure to be at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the program to collect your wrist band. 

The Art Department Berlin – 14 & 15 May - Vollgutlager Berlin
A full pass and a day ticket gives you access to our main program at our venue. 

Our hang out on Saturday night 14 May is Sage Beach. We hope to see you there! 

Covid-19 and your safety
Playgrounds is following the Dutch and German governmental regulations regarding Covid-19. The 3G protocol will be in place for The Art Department Berlin. This means you can enter the venue with: 

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Proof of recovery
  • Negative test result (PCR no older than 48h or antigen no older than 24h)

 We want to create a safe environment for our audience and crew. Everyone is of course free to wear a face mask, and we’ll make sure to have free face masks and hygienic gels available at the venue. The venue has sufficient ventilation systems which ensure a good air flow throughout. We strongly urge people that experience flue like symptoms to stay home. We can’t look into the future, of course, but we are doing everything we can to create a safe environment for all. 

Don’t know if your situation requires the 3G protocol? A helpful site for this you can find here.

Portfolio review sessions main program Berlin
The portfolio reviews are held throughout the festival, on both days. At the ‘portfolio review area’ in our venue you can reserve a specific time slot. Portfolio reviews have a maximum duration of 15 minutes, so please be prepared! Please note that due to the high demand, we only allow 1 review per person. Full = full.  

A list of participating artists and studios will be shared a few days before the festival. Please keep an eye on our social channels for updates! 


Are there food / drinks available at the festival?
In Vollgutlager you’ll find a bar and a foodtruck with delicious sour dough pizza (also vegan). And also stroll around in the area to get a bite! Cash and Paypal only! 


House rules & Regulations Playgrounds 

  • To all Playgrounds events, our Terms & Conditions apply.
  • All tickets are strictly personal;
  • Please leave your full pass wrist band on overnight. Please don’t remove this wrist band. Removed passes are no longer valid and will not be replaced by a new pass;
  • Please be quiet during the presentations. Visitors that are disturbing the talks will be removed from the venue;
  • The whole venue is a non-smoking area;
  • We don’t serve alcohol under 18. Our crew and crew of the venue is obliged to ask for a valid ID;
  • We have a free cloakroom in Eindhoven & a paid lockers in Berlin. Playgrounds cannot be accountable for loss of items or damage to items. Use is at your own risk;
  • It is prohibited to record the talks on any device;
  • The program is tentative and submissive to change. Playgrounds keeps an up to date time schedule on this site. All rights are reserved.
  • We can refund you if you have a medical advice by a general practitioner or another medical expert, a positive Covid test, experience strong Covid related symptoms or other unforeseen circumstances causing force majeur not in your control. 10% is not refunded because of our administration fee.


Code of conduct
Playgrounds is committed to providing a safe and inclusive experience for everyone involved in our events regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, ethnicity, color, nationality, age, religion, or other protected characteristics. We believe everyone has the right to enjoy our events without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension. You can find our Code of conduct here 

My question is not answered. Whom can I contact?
You can contact our production office via info@weareplaygrounds.nl or send a WhatsApp via +31 40 30 98 017