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: Information Event of Fonds Daku (Federal German Performing Arts Fund) About the Konzeptions- und Initialförderung (Concept and Initial Funding Programs)
with Christina Roth und Holger Bergmann (Fonds Daku)
Time: Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

As of 2017, Fonds Daku is expanding its funding programs to include an initial funding program with the goal of providing space for artists to explore new artistic impulses – by allowing thematic research, scenographic research or new forms of collaboration while still working in the conceptual phase.

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New Brochure: Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin

The first edition of the information brochure "Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin" is ready! The brochure is intended for industry professionals, increases the visibility of the Berlin-based artists, initiatives and organizations and offers a direct overview of Berlin's independent performing arts community.

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We would like to promote your event within the Theater Scoutings Berlin program!


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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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Call for applications: Marketing Training 'trick or treat'

Submission deadline is January 24, 2017. 

Marketing Training, a 'trick or treat' for art and culture makers within the independent performing arts community who are on the search for new forms of self-driven marketing.
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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 for the independent performing arts in and around Berlin.

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The LAFT Berlin Performing Arts Program Enters the Next Round

We are very pleased that the LAFT Berlin Performing Arts Program (PAP) will be extended. 
The program will be supported by the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs for an additional three years with funds from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and for an additional two years with funds from the European Social Fund (ESF).

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Berlin Performing Arts Program

Advising. Networking. Supporting: 7 Modules for the Independent Performing Arts.
The Performing Arts Program is intended for all independent theater and dance makers in Berlin. We have created seven modules to professionalize the independent performing arts, strengthen their infrastructural support and increase their visibility:

Information Center – individual consultations / discussions with experts / information events 
Annual Industry Get-Together – Share knowledge, develop strategies and meet colleagues
Marketing Competition – Prizes for the most exceptional communication concepts 
Mentoring Program – Support for the next generation and for newcomers 
Rehearsal Space Platform – Search and find rehearsal spaces online 
Theater Scoutings – Journeys of discovery through the independent performing arts community
Central Marketing Office – Central contact point

The Berlin Performing Arts Program is a program of LAFT Berlin. The program was conceived by Janina Benduski and Stefan Sahlmann in 2012 and is funded by the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs and funds from the European Fund for Regional Development and the European Social Fund.

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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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