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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The 6th Industry Get-Together of Berlin's Independent Performing Arts Community

November 8 – 10, 2018 Theaterdiscounter Berlin

Judgement | Power | Participation
The Industry Get-Together of the Berlin Performing Arts Program has been held since 2013 to offer the independent performing arts community from all over Germany to share knowledge, create synergies and strengthen networks. Alongside comprehensive cultural policy information and a variety of advisement and exchange formats, the 2018 Industry Get-Together will focus on the topics Judgement | Power | Participation.

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Open Call: Taking Part in the Trade Fair Stand at the 2019 IKF

January 20 - 23, 2019 in Freiburg

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2018

The Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg (IKF, or Freiburg International Culture Exchange) is a trade fair for stage productions, music and events. The Performing Arts Program will present Berlin‘s independent performing arts community there with a trade fair stand. The goal is to give artists (groups) the opportunity to present themselves together at the event.

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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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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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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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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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