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: How To Fonds Darstellende Künste: General Project Funding and the New Special Program KONFIGURATION
Time: March 27, 2019, 3:00 pm bis 5:00 pm

Christina Roth and Christina Röfer from Fonds Darstellende Künste will provide information about the three basic funding programs as well as the new special program KONFIGURATION.

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Handbook: Between Audience and Stage

Published in November 2018, the handbook contains eight experimental communication formats along with practical tips for their implementation as well as the invitation to continue to think about concepts for art communication.

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TRANSLATE! – A Symposium on Language and Language Transfer in International Productions

April 4, 2019, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

International collaboration within the independent performing arts has changed and developed in recent years. Using examples, the symposium examines some of the questions resulting from international productions and teams.

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Workshop: Overcoming Barriers in the Independent Performing Arts Community

April 1, 2019, 3:00 pm

Expert: Imke Baumann (Förderband e.V.)
Smaller performance venues and locations within the independent performing arts community want to make theater, dance and performance accessible for people with disabilities. In this workshop, a basic checklist with simple approaches to solutions will be created.

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Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin 2018 / 2019

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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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 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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