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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Mentors and Mentees 2016

We are very pleased to present the new, fourth year of the Mentoring Program.


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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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Summer Break

23th of July to the 15th of August, 2016

The Performing Arts Program goes to its summer break. The office will be closed in this period. 

We wish to all of you sunny times and a restful summer.

Save the Date: Get-Together of the Industry 2016

Bodies | Thinking | Speaking
From October 6 – 18, 2016 at the Heimathafen Neukölln and at the Neuköllner Oper.

Bodies with their diverse means of expression are the central tools of the Performing Arts. If hmans are crossing borders, bodies will matter. Shared thinking and talking are the key channels of the Get-Together of the Industry: encountering colleagues and developing together strategies.

Get-Together of the Industry 2016

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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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 300 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.

More information about LAFT Berlin is available at