Live Event for French-Speaking Artists and Culture Makers

Information Event
Network Event
3. November 2021 | 14:00 -
Centre Français Berlin, Raum 117, Müllerstraße 74, 13349 Berlin

Live Event for French-Speaking Artists and Culture Makers

Curated by the Guides Charlotte Bomy und Steve Mekoudja

We are warmly inviting French-speaking artists and culture makers to an information and networking day as part of the nationwide cooperation project "Guides to the Independent Arts Communities".

What resources are useful for an author who would like to attract attention to their work? How can you get help and what can you do in the field of theater to get opportunities to perform? Where and how do you apply for funding in Berlin as a musician? These are questions that our guests will try to answer on the basis of their personal experiences as artists and culture makers in Berlin. The event primarily offers an opportunity to exchange thoughts on topics including theater, dance, literature, music and poetry as well as the chance to network.

The diverse intercultural schedule of events for the information and networking day will include three live events (in Arabic, in French and in Spanish) and will be curated by the transnational guides Rabih Beaini (Lebanese music producer), Charlotte Bomy (French culture maker), Steve Mekoudja (Camerooniann writer and musician) and Laia Ribera Cañénguez, (Salvadorian writer, performer and theater educator). 

The three live events will be organized by Music Pool Berlin and inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V.

Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

2:00 pm 
Welcome address and introduction of the partners in the project: inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V. and Music Pool Berlin
With Urszula Heuwinkel (Guides to the Independent Performing Arts), Lisa Benjes (inm - initiative neue musik berlin e.V.) and Kirsten Grebasch (Music Pool Berlin) – In German and French

2:15 pm
Necessary instruments and structures for French-speaking authors and artists

With Emilia Roig (political scientist, non-fiction author and activist) – In French

2:45 pm
Practical tips for artists working in the field of the performing arts (shadow theater, masks, puppet theater, music theater and dance) and sound art

With Catherine Launay (expert for culture management and production manager)in French

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm
Culture and artists have to help us to rethink the social relationship and our relationship to all living creatures
With Luc Paquier (artistic director of the Centre Français and director of the "Maison des Francophonies" project) in French

4:00 pm
A variety of options for being active as an author in Berlin
With Acèle Nadale (founder of the online literary magazine and the podcast "Le Salon du Livre") in French

4:30 pm
Help for musicians in Berlin who want to perform and are looking for funding
With Boris Paillard (songwriter, DJ and booking agent) in French


The project “Guides to the Independent Arts Communities – Multilingual Symposia and Gallery Walk 2021” is funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste as part of Neustart Kultur using funds from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. A project by the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin  in cooperation with schreiben & leben of Lettrétage, Music Pool Berlin and the initiative neue musik berlin e.V., Theaterbüro München, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V., Interkultur Ruhr, Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart, Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart und Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance e.V., Dachverband freie darstellende Künste Hamburg e.V. and fluctoplasma.


Register by November 1, 2021 to:
lotsinnen [at]