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.

Our advisors will still be available as usual for individual advisement sessions until the middle of December; we will then take a short advisement break in January / February 2020. We ask you to please register for any desired sessions in time!

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New Handbook: Working Independently

Collective, Networked, Solidary – A Handbook on Work Structures in the Independent Performing Arts

Handbook as a PDF version for Download

Performing Arts Guide
Since the end of 2018, the info portal Performing Arts Guide has provided a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Berlin's independent performing arts.

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Shaping and Changing – Information Event on Anti Discrimination Struggles in Art and Culture

December 17, 2019, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG, Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin
How structures be created in the art and culture sector in which people can really work safely while being protected against discrimination? What prevention and sensitization measures are urgently necessary?
Representatives of trust centers, advisement centers, initiatives, networks, artistic practice and legal experts offer initial insight into their work and expertise. After this, we look forward to an intensive exchange regarding what already exists as well as what is still missing.

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Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community

The goal of the program is to more effectively connect the existing information, advisement and qualification opportunities as well as the effective networking of the independent arts community with regional art communities in Berlin through a multilingual offering of advisement opportunities, specific information events and the creation and distribution of a multilingual print brochure about existing opportunities in Berlin.

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Theater Scoutings Berlin

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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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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The Berlin Performing Arts Program 2016 – 2018

Our documentation of the Performing Arts Program 2016 – 2018 is now available as PDF.

Download here.

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 Berlin Performing Arts Program is a program of LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V.

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.

More information about LAFT Berlin is available at