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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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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Symposium “International Distribution”

December 14, 2017
ITI Mime Centrum, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin

Being part of the international touring circuit often seems as attractive as it is indispensable for achieving sufficient visibility as an artist or a group within the independent performing arts community: what has to be kept in mind to ensure a successful international networking event?

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Symposium: The Contradictions of Art Communication

November 24, 2017, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin

Between Marketing and Audience Dramaturgy
Art communication creates space for encounters between artists and audiences and inspires thinking. Despite of or perhaps precisely due to the diverse options of communication practice, art communicators and their employers are torn between varying expectations, definitions and goals. We invite you to discuss and reflect.

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Open Call: Season of Performance Writing

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE and Theaterscoutings Berlin invite members of the audience to write personal responses to artistic works. Season of Perfomance Writing provides an opportunity for performance makers to receive original and critical writing in response to their work.
Application deadline: November 30, 2017

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Brochure: Independent Performing Arts Made in Berlin 2017 / 2018

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 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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