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: Argumentation Training Against Right-Wing Claims
Expert Consultation with Practical Exercises with Ulf Bünermann and Michael Trube (Mobile Beratung gegen Rechtsextremismus MBR, or mobile advisement against right-wing extremism)
Time: June 30, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

Racist and right-wing extremist statements often cause uncertainty regarding the “proper” conduct and necessary reactions. Anyone seeking to effectively counter these should be equipped with the skills to be able to adequately assess the situation and should be aware of their own opportunities and limits. The goal of the workshop is to strengthen the self-confidence of the participants in dealing with this subject.

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SAVE THE DATE: Symposia in June

Funding the Arts vs. Funding the Creative Economy – A (Late) Attempt at Mediation
Time: June 16, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Which funding instruments for business exist that could be of interest to the members and artists of the independent performing arts community and what needs exist? The symposium attempts to foster an open conversation about unclarified terminology.

Loving the Countryside – Theater in Regional Contexts
Time: June 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

In the symposium, projects, strategies and visions of theater makers and artists that work in regional contexts will be presented.

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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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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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We would like to promote your event within the Theater Scoutings Berlin program!

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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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