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: From Idea to Project
Workshop with Elisa Müller (Institut für Widerstand im Postfordismus)
January 28, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Over the course of the workshop From Idea to Project, the individual steps from searching for ideas through to implementation will be illuminated. Elisa Müller will provide helpful advice with regard to partners and supports as well as provide expert advice for strategically important questions, formulations and decisions.

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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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SAVE THE DATE Symposium "Berlin's Performance Venues and Production Locations – Institutions Undergoing Dramatic Change"

February 11, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The performance venues of Berlin's independent performing arts community are variegated and diverse, they all operate under uncertain conditions. They are all changing with the funding instruments (newly) available to them: the interweaving of artists and performance venues must continue to further develop and will, in part, continue to be reinvented. We will discuss this during the symposium.

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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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New: 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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