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: What Are All The Things That Consultation Can Be?
Expert Consultation with Practical Exercises with Eva Hartmann (Consultant Coaching)
Time: April 11, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: mimecentrum in Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

This round of discussion with experts which was especially conceived for the experts and advisors of the PAP Information Center is intended to explore what consultation can be alongside the pure communication of the facts.
This two-hour session should lead to self-critical reflection as well as promote the self-confidence and self-motivation of the advisers and encourage them to further develop the processes started here actively and independent. Methods and approaches will be discussed, examined and further developed in order to better deal with the individual advising situations.

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Symposium Consultation & Qualification in the Independent Arts Community

Well Advised?!
Encouraging Self-Empowered Action!?
March 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Lettrétage Berlin, Mehringdamm 61 · 10961 Berlin

In cooperation with Lettrétage Berlin, SMartDE, Kulturwerk des BBK and Tanzbüro, we will dedicate ourselves on March 24, 2017 to questions regarding (new) forms and content of consultation. We will use short presentations, work groups and an exchange platform to create an overview of the vast consultation landscape in Berlin for the independent arts community, share experiences and strengthen our networks.

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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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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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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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Performing Arts Program

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.

Consultation & Qualification – a Consultation Portal and an annual Symposium will supplement our existing offers of the Mentoring Program and Information Center.

Distribution & Marketing – supplemented by a Welcome Portal and an Information Brochure we will continue to expand our Proactive Marketing and our function as a Central Point of Contact.

Network, Transfer of Knowledge & Cooperations – the Rehearsal Space Platform and the Industry Get-Together will be supplemented by Symposia, Special Events and new cooperations.

Audience Development & Communication – alongside the monthly schedule of programming of Theater Scoutings Berlin, we develop new Target Group-Specific Offers and will pass on knowledge about communication practices on Symposia and in the form of a Handbook.

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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