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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Call for applications: Marketing Training "Trick or Treat?"

The Marketing Training "Trick or Treat?" is for art and culture makers within the independent performing arts community who are on the search for new forms of self-driven marketing.
Application deadline: October 27, 2017

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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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5th Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts Industry 2017

Stage | Emotions | Politics
From October 19 - 21, 2017 at HAU Hebbel am Ufer

The Industry Get-Together offers the independent performing arts community from all over Germany to share knowledge, create synergies and strengthen networks – after four years of successful Industry Get-Togethers, we are pleased to warmly invite you to HAU Hebbel am Ufer for this year’s edition!

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Brochure: Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin

The information brochure is intended for industry professionals and increases the visibility of the Berlin-based artists, initiatives and organizations.

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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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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

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.

The Performing Arts Program works in four areas:

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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