Mentoring Program "Newcomers" 2024

Mentoring Program "Newcomers" 2024

Mentoring Programm for Newcomers to Berlin's independent performing arts community

The 2024 Mentoring Program "Newcomers" is intended for artists and culture makers of all ages who are planning to begin working within the independent performing arts community in Berlin. Experienced mentors, including, amongst others, artists, dramaturgs and producers as well as representatives of established performance venues and institutions within Berlin’s independent performing arts community support newcomers from all work areas and genres within the independent performing arts. Within each Group, 12 mentees will benefit from the experience of their mentors, who will provide them with intense support in individual sessions over the course of 8 months.

The 2024 Mentoring Program "Newcomers" includes:

  • Advisement from experienced mentors in the form of regular individual sessions during the program period of 8 months
  • A two-day seminar over the course of the program on project development and realization as well as further topics relevant to production and distribution
  • Three network meetings over the course of the program in which the mentees have the opportunity to present their projects and network within the Group; chances to meet and exchange with the alumni network are also provided.
  • Access to a high-quality and open network for the independent performing arts community as well as additional open networking meetings
  • Additional support from the coordinators of the Mentoring Program
  • Access to the additional offers of the Berlin Performing Arts Program

All applicants should note the following dates:
Application deadline for the 2024 Mentoring Program Newcomers: March 4, 2024

Ultimate selection of the mentees: by April 22, 2024
Official start of the program and kick-off event of the Mentoring Program with mentees, mentors and the coordinators of the program: April 25, 2024

The application deadline for the 2024 Mentoring Program "Newcomers" ended on March 4, 2024. We thank all interested parties for their applications and are currently in the screening process.

We look forward to the start of the program with the new mentees and mentors on April 25, 2024.


Christin Eckart
+49 (0)30 / 20 45 979 16
christin.eckart [at]