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: Insurance Option for Freelance Theater Artists through Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen (Bayerische Versorgungskammer)
Information event with Sonja Laaser and Alexander Schwarz
Time: Tuesday, February 28 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

Freelance theater artists within the independent dance and theater communities can insure themselves as of January 1, 2017 through Versorgungsanstalt der deutschen Bühnen and thus gain pension coverage, disability coverage as well as a provision for dependents.Sonja Laaser and Alexander Schwarz will provide information about application formalities as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this insurance option.

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Digitalization Triple: Public Exchange

February 22, 2017, 7:30 pm
SPEKTRUM, Bürknerstr. 12, 12047 Berlin

Questions and results of 3 artists or groups surrounding the topic of art and digital space emerging from the first digitization lab, will be presented and discussed with them with all attending as well as to exchange know-how and experiences.

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Brochure: Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin

The information 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. 
An updated version of it will be published each year at the beginning of the theater season. The first edition for the 2016/2017 season is available as a PDF version.

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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 for the independent performing arts in and around Berlin.

Rehersal Space Café
March, 6 2017, 5 pm 
Hauser/Dramatische Republik, Schudomastrasse 32, 12055 Berlin 

Beginning in January 2016, we would like to offer a new format: the Rehearsal Space Café. The Rehearsal Space Platform and its users will visit rehearsal spaces, get to know the people running them and can have their questions answered directly, on-site.

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


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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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