Information Center

The Performing Arts Program Information Center is the central point of contact for all artists, production managers and other culture makers in the independent performing arts community.

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Open Call: pre.formance reloaded and pro.formance

Application Deadline: September 24, 2018
For the second time we are offering the seminar series pre.formance reloaded for English-speaking artists and culture makers who would like to begin working within Berlin’s independent performing arts community

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Application Deadline: Oktober 01, 2018
The seminars within the series pro.formance for establishes artists build upon each other and provide the participants with competencies for practical questions they will face over the course of their further professional development.

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Symposium "Between Audience and Stage: (New) Communication Formats"

October 12, 2018, 10:00 am
STATE Studio – Hauptstraße 3, 10827 Berlin

The focus of this year's seminar will be the handbook that will be availabe at the end of 2018, "New Communication Formats for the Independent Performing Arts Community".

Together with scholars, artists, art communicators and the staff of performance venues, we will discuss the experimental formats introduced in the handbook as well as the concepts of art communication.

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Freie Szene Kompass

The Freie Szene Kompass (Guide to Berlin’s Independent Performing Arts Community) provides orientation and an overview of Berlins independent performing arts community.

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Rehearsal Space Platform Berlin

Space from the Community for the Community.


The Rehearsal Space Platform is a website for everyone who would like to offer, search for or book rehearsal space.

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Brochure: Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin 2017 / 2018

The current edition of the information brochure is intended for industry professionals and provides a valuable overview of Berlin’s independent performing arts community.

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Discover the theater and performance of Berlin's independent performing arts community with Theater Scoutings! We will accompany you each month to a diverse range of venues and introduce you to what makes Berlin theater one-of-a-kind.

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Performing Arts Programm Berlin

Advising, Networking, Strengthening: A Program for the Independent Performing Arts Community

The Performing Arts Program is intended for all independent theater and dance makers in Berlin and is specifically oriented to the circumstances and needs of the members of the community. We are working to structurally strengthen and professionalize the independent performing arts and increase their visibility since 2013.

The Performing Arts Program works in four areas:

Information, Consultation and Qualification
Distribution and Marketing
Network, Knowledge Transfer and Cooperations
Audience Development and Communication

The Performing Arts Program was conceived by Janina Benduski and Stefan Sahlmann and is a program of LAFT Berlin.

LAFT Berlin

The LAFT Berlin – Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V. – was founded in 2007. It represents the interests of its 360 members, including the essential performance venues, groups and independent artists of Berlin, in dealing with politicians and the public. It supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.

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