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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FAQ: Accounting, Taxes and Co.
Workshop with Lisa-Theres Wenzel (accountant)
Time: April 26, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this workshop, Lisa-Theres Wenzel provides an overview of frequently asked questions regarding to accounting and tax returns.
Information will be provided on tax-relevant documents for preparation and processing, the arrangement of different types of income within the tax return as well as various mandatory contributions.

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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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Open Call: Mentoring Programs "Music" & "Text"

Application Deadline: April 22, 2018

The mentoring program “Music” of the Performing Arts Program is intended for artists of all ages in the field of music/music theater. The Mentoring Program “Text” is intended for members of the independent performing arts community who primarily work on writing for the stage. Within each Group, two mentees will benefit from the experience of their mentors.

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Open Call: Industry Get-Together 2018

Application Deadline: May 30, 2018

The sixth Industry Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts Community will take place from November 8 – 10, 2018 at Theaterdiscoutner.
Therefore we issue a call each year for thematically formulated suggestions for formats.

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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 have worked to structurally strengthen and professionalize the independent performing arts and increase their visibility since 2013. Our established formats will be supplemented with new ideas as of 2016.

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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