In cooperation with the Bundesverband Bildender Künstler*innen (BBK e.V. - Federal Association of Visual Artists), the University of Erfurt and the SPI Foundation (Sozialpädagogisches Institut Berlin "Walter May" - Social Pedagogical Institute "Walter May") are developing a qualification model for professional artists that will be scientifically monitored and evaluated. The focus of the further education is on imparting knowledge about the educational significance of artistic processes for children, especially in situations of transition. The importance and design of artistic learning arrangements, which are characterised by openness, orientation towards the living environment and social space, are conveyed. The special competences of artists to deal with unplanned, open-ended processes are taken up.