Information Center & Mentoring

Information Center & Mentoring

The Information Center Is Taking A Project-Related Break

Unfortunately, we are not currently about to offer any events or advisement sessions through the Information Center of the Berlin Performing Arts Program. We are, however, proceeding from the assumption that we will be able to once again offer advisement sessions, workshops and much, much more again during the fall and will keep all of you, as always, up-to-date about all of the new developments with our newsletters.

In order to remain informed about the starting back up of the Information Center and all of the additional opportunities provided through the Berlin Performing Arts Center as well as the funding application deadlines, open calls and cultural policy information, we highly recommend subscribing to our newsletter. You can find information about funding opportunities, upcoming deadlines as well as additional advisement and qualification opportunities in the Freie Szene Kompass on our website (available in German only). It also includes an industry guide with information about production management and PR companies. If you are on the lookout for a rehearsal space, it is definitely worth your time to take a moment and check out our Rehearsal Space Platform

The Performing Arts Guide, found in the rubric Online Services, offers an overview of performance venues and production locations in Berlin, local and international festivals, industry events and important initiatives. In addition, you can also find our online publications, including the handbook Working Independently, the brochure Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community and much, much more.

We are very much looking forward to being able to see familiar faces again and meet new ones soon during our qualification and networking opportunities!


From legal and tax advice to experienced production managers to marketing and concept strategists: the Information Center of the Performing Arts Program is, with its wide-ranging pool of experts, the central and first stop for all questions concerning independent artistic work as well as production and funding opportunities.

Artists working in all fields of the performing arts receive support at individual consultation as well as workshops and events free of charge here.

Artists find a sustainable form of qualification and support in the mentoring program. Over the course of individual advisement sessions, mentors provide their expertise and allow their mentees to benefit from their experiences. Seminars and workshops dealing with freely selected special points of focus round out the professional further education and bring the participants together to exchange.

Additionally we offer special events for experts with the goal of updating and broadening comprehensive and relevant areas of knowledge as well as refining and expanding methods for the transfer of knowledge.

Handbook: Working Independently

Collective, Networked, Solidary – A Handbook on Work Structures in the Independent Performing Arts: Our handbook presents seven working models, explains the accompanying legal forms and formulates texts for work forms.

Information & Download

Freie Szene Kompass

Only in German

The offer is supplemented by the Freie Szene Kompass, an online guidebook that provides a detailed overview of points of contact, funding options, performance venues, cultural policy initiatives, residency programs as well as production and press offices in Berlin.

Requests for Mentoring
and registrations to:

beratung [at]

Questions to:

Irene Lehmann
irene.lehmann [at]

Christin Eckart
christin.eckart [at]