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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Meet a Jury Member!
Individual consultation regarding Einzelprojektförderung
Time: Monday, June 4, 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (consisting of 20-minute individual slots)

The application deadline for the Einzelprojektförderung (individual project funding) providing by the Berlin Senate is around the corner!
Christian Kesten a jury member for the Berlin Senate, advises regarding applications and the planned project.

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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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Call for Applications: Transnational Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community

Deadline: June 7, 2019

We are looking for up to six experienced transnational artists and culture makers who would like to support international artists as well as culture makers who have been forced to leave their countries of origin as well as other international artists in getting their bearings within Berlin's cultural sector and are interested in additional qualifying and sensitizing the already-existing support structures.

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SAVE THE DATE: The Berlin Performing Arts Program at the 2019 LAFT Berlin Summer Party

Information, Network Meeting and Rounds of Conversations
18, 2019, 5:00 pm – open end
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Siemensstraße 27, 10551 Berlin

Like every year before the summer break, we are pleased to warmly invite for mutual exchange followed by the LAFT Berlin summer party. There will be the opportunity to take part in themed rounds of conversation or simply inform yourself at your own pace.

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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

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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