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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SPECIAL: Autonomy Instead of Precarity
Multi-Track Career Models in the Artistic Professions
Workshop with Heike Scharpff and Alina Gause
Time: June 27, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Multi-track career paths have always been part of the journey of creatives. Nevertheless, a persistent valuation motto has remained. In this workshop, the attention will be place on the full space for decision-making and thus reducing the subjective and objective dependency that many artists suffer from.

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Open Calls: Digitalization Triple III and Marketing Training

Application Deadline: June 20, 2018

The third Digitalization Triple “Political Space” will concentrate on the exchange of knowledge and practice between the worlds of art, software development, Internet activism and science. The Marketing Training “Trick or Treat” however is intended for art and culture makers who are on the search for new forms of self-driven marketing.

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5 Years of PAP and LAFT Berlin Summer Party

July 5, 2018, starting at 6:00 pm
ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Siemensstraße 27, 10551 Berlin

We will start the festivities with a look back at 5 years of PAP and afterwards we will provide insight into our current work. Then we will celebrate together during the LAFT Berlin summer party with grilled food and cold drinks. We look forward to talking, drinking, grilling, dancing and celebrating with you!

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Open Call: Trade Fair Stands at 2018 tanzmesse nrw and 2019 IKF

Registration by June 27, 2018

We are offering two opportunities to participate in a shared trade fair stand - at the internationale tanzmesse nrw in August 2018 and at the Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg in January 2019.
We warmly invite all members of Berlin's independent performing arts community to take part.

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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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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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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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