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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Networks / Cooperation Partners / Performance Venues: How Do I Find A Suitable Partner For My Project?
Workshop with Elisa Müller
November 19, 2018, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Do you work in the field of the performing arts and have a production that you would like to send out on tour? This workshop provides an overview of the network of performance venues on a national and international basis and provides all participants with the opportunity to work on their own correspondence for contacting these venues.

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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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The Berlin Declaration of the Many

Die Vielen (The Many) are a broad coalition of the artistic and cultural landscape against right-wing populism that was initiated by the independent arts community. "Art creates a space for changing the world" says the Berlin Declaration, which has now been signed by 150 art and culture institutions as well as advocacy groups. LAFT Berlin has also signed this declaration and with this signature has actively positioned itself against right-wing populism and for an open, solidary society.

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The Performing Arts Program at the LAFT Berlin General Meeting

November 19, 2018, 6:00 pm
Radialsystem V (Studio), Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin

Alongside current cultural policy information and reports about the activities and projects of LAFT Berlin, the results of the last Funding Summit will be presented. In addition, the new board of LAFT Berlin will be elected.
We, the Performing Arts Program, are there as well and look forward to answering your questions and speaking with you afterward!

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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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Brochure: Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin 2017 / 2018

The current edition of the information brochure is intended for industry professionals and provides a valuable overview of Berlin’s independent performing arts community.

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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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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 Performing Arts Program works in four areas:

Information, Consultation and Qualification
Distribution and Marketing
Network, Knowledge Transfer and Cooperations
Audience Development and Communication

The Performing Arts Program was conceived by Janina Benduski and Stefan Sahlmann and is a program of LAFT Berlin.

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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