In 2017, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe announced three work grants for comic artists whose main place of residence is Berlin. The grant endowed with €16,000 went to Mikael Ross, who applied with his project with the working title “The First Year”. The two grants endowed with €2,000 went to Paula Bulling and Kai Pfeiffer. Furthermore, a residency grant for Paris was given to Burcu Türker.
The German Comics Association was significantly involved in setting up the grants over the years prior. The grant recipients and their works will be presented at an event in June 2018 at a location not yet determined. More information on the artists can be found in the tagesspiegel newspaper.