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: A Change of Perspective: What are the Reasons This Specific Project Should be Funded?
November 27, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Weinmeisterhaus, Weinmeisterstraße 15, 10178 Berlin

In this workshop, expert Stefanie Frauwallner and her guest Dennis Depta will the participants in an attempt to change their perspectives regarding their artistic projects and see them from the critical standpoint of those responsible for determining who receives funding.

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Theater Scoutings Berlin

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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Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community

The goal of the program is to more effectively connect the existing information, advisement and qualification opportunities as well as the effective networking of the independent arts community with regional art communities in Berlin through a multilingual offering of advisement opportunities, specific information events and the creation and distribution of a multilingual print brochure about existing opportunities in Berlin.

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Symposium: Community Building and Audience Research

November 29, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Neuköllner Oper, Karl-Marx-Straße 131/133, 12043 Berlin

At the symposium we want to ask ourselves: who is the audience for the independent performing arts? How can  (new) communities be reached? What do we understand when we use the term "community" - and do we all understand the same thing? What opportunities for participation are we offering?

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Open Call: Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg 2020

Deadline: 4. Dezember 2019

We invite all Berlin artists working in the performing arts to take part in the trade fair stand of Performing Arts Program at the 32nd Internationalen Kulturbörse Freiburg (IKF, or Freiburg International Culture Exchange).

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Open Call: Delegation to the Malá inventura Festival in Prague

Deadline: December 8, 2019

As part of the PRALIN exchange project, members of Berlin's independent performing arts community have the opportunity to attend the Malá inventura festival in Prague from February 21 - 24, 2020.

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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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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 Berlin Performing Arts Program is a program of LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V.

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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