ARE YOU OKAY? — The State of Things in Terms of Cultural Policy

Industry Get-Together
Presentation & Discussion
2. October 2020 | 11:00 -
Uferstudio 12

ARE YOU OKAY? — The State of Things in Terms of Cultural Policy

We will come together and achieve an overview of the present cultural policy situation and the current questions. A great deal has happened that has to be talked about and questioned. Where do artists and independent groups, their initiatives and advocacy groups as well as those active in cultural policy and their institutions stand now? What do active representatives of the community think of the special funding measures in the respective areas? What can and should a new, “flexible” cultural policy look like in each respective area?

Over the course of multiple short presentations, members and representatives of initiatives will provide an overview of the respective cultural policy perspective and thus the state of the independent performing arts community.

With: Dr. Klaus Lederer (Senator for Cuture and Europe, Berlin), Janina Benduski (LAFT Berlin), Dennis Rohde  (Member of the Bundestag, SPD / invited), Anne Schneider (Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste), Dr. Tobias J. Knoblich (Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft / invited), Holger Bergmann (Fonds Darstellende Künste), Michael Freundt (Dachverband Tanz), Karin Kirchhoff (Dramaturgische Gesellschaft), Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs (Interkultur Ruhr).

Moderated by: Wibke Behrens (Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft, board member, spokesperson Berlin, Institute for Cultural Governance, co-founder), Julian Kamphausen (Berlin Performing Arts Program).

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