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: Better Together – Consultation Speed Dating
October 8, 2016 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Str. 141, Berlin

Our Information Center has joined together with its cooperation partners and, alongside its own offerings, will also present those of other information centers and modules in Berlin. In the form of a speed dating session, those with consultation competence will brought together with those requiring it in a fun way. 

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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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Fourth Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts Industry 2016

Contemplating | Negotiating | Changing
From October 6 – 18, 2016 at the Heimathafen Neukölln and at the Neuköllner Oper.

Considering and negotiating the realties surrounding us describes one of the basic principles of creative work. Creating one’s own realities and keeping these alive for a limited time is the core of the performing arts.
The competencies of the performing arts allows us to become natural experts in these questions, which will be reflected in numerous formats during the Industry Get-Together.

Schedule of events

Open Call: Handbook Communication Formats

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

All interested parties from the independent performing arts community as well as cultural communicators and those seeking to become cultural communicators are warmly invited to conceptualize communication formats:

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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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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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