Fully booked - Series: Production Management for Newcomers and Do-It-Yourselfers

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13. April 2021 | 12:30 -

Fully booked - Series: Production Management for Newcomers and Do-It-Yourselfers

With Ilona Schaal (Schaubühne Lindenfels), Madlen Stange (PR & event manager, musician, cultural activist), Fatima Çalışkan (Performing Arts Program Berlin), Barbara Greiner (independent production manager and dramaturg) and Philipp Schiffmann (lawyer)

Attention: series with 6 sessions. Registration is only possible for participants that can attend all six dates. Please note: this is subject to last minute changes!
Access: All events will take place online, access to it will be provided upon registration.

What is it about?

Independent artists function as all-rounders in their profession and, alongside the artistic work, frequently have to take on the coordination, communication and organization of their own projects. It’s the same for solo artists as it is for collectives: in order to realize a project, it is necessary for many to dive into production management. Others find the field to be very exciting and are seeking ways to continuously professionalize themselves.

In the beginning, many of the following questions are posed: How do you get started doing production management? What will I face over the course of the job and what are my tasks? How do I strike a balance between artistic activity and production tasks? What tasks do I have to handle myself and what can I delegate?

This is precisely the subject matter we will deal with in the series Production Management for Newcomers and Do-It-Yourselfers. We want to support independent artists who are becoming acquainted with the professional job of production management. Our experts will share their practical knowledge about the most important areas, initial project ideas will be discussed in workshops and options for realizing the projects will be communicated.


In the Beginning, It’s Always About the Money
With Ilona Schaal (Schaubühne Lindenfels)
April 13, 2021, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
This session is all about finding the funding. How do I conduct my research and how do I find out what funding instruments is best suited to me? Also: creating a budget – what do I have to bear in mind as a production manager? There are countless aspects to take into consideration such as KSK, insurance, contracts and fee – what costs do I have to keep in mind? How do I mediate between artistic ideas, the application text and the real budget?


Get Your Paperwork Taken Care Of Before Things Really Get Started: Wrapping Up Your Projects Without Having a Nervous Breakdown
With Barbara Greiner (independent production manager and dramaturg)
April 20, 2021, 12:30 am to 3:30 pm

Get Your Paperwork Taken Care Of Before Things Really Get Started: Wrapping Up Your Projects Without Having a Nervous Breakdown
Sometimes you have to think about the end right at the beginning: verifications of the use of funds, final report and much more: how do I correctly and formally finalize a project? What are the tips and tricks for maintaining an overview? Good planning at the beginning helps a lot in being able to wrap up a project cleanly. We will also talk about the topics of self-management and time management, two factors that are very important keeping the job fun and ensuring that you enjoy for a long time to come.


Marketing, or: How Do I Make Sure That Everyone Sees My Project?
With Madlen Stange (
PR & event manager, musician, cultural activist)
April 27, 2021, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
What tasks does a production manager have in terms of marketing? What tasks should one conduct personally and what tasks can be delegated? How can a suitable person be found to take on the marketing strategy and what should I bear in mind when making my selection?


Communication Internally and Externally: Working in a Group (And Everyone Still Likes Each Other at the End)
With Fatima Çalışkan (Performing Arts Program Berlin)
May 4, 2021, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
In this event, we will focus on putting together teams, leading teams and external communication. how do I organize the project work in my collective effectively and in a resource-oriented manner?
How can we work with each other in stressful situations? How do I develop long-term collaboration in the group?


Contracts – The Demystification of an Arrangement
With Philip Schiffmann (lawyer)
May 11, 2021, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Putting together contracts is a big headache for many production managers. Especially in the current situation, a large number of parameters have to be kept in mind: what should be a fundamental part of every well written contract? What do I write about cancellation fees? How do I safeguard the project? In this workshop, we will clarify the most important components and regulations for a successful contract.

Wrapping Up Production Management: What Awaits Me in Everyday Practice?
With Ilona Schaal (Schaubühne Lindenfels)
May 18, 2021, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
This event will close out the series and we will sum up everything we have learned together: what have we learned and what questions are still open? What difficulties might I encouter when starting out in the profession? How can unpleasant surprises be avoided? What (psychological) challenges are there? How can we deal with hierarchies?

Fully booked.