Open Call for Instructors for Qualification Formats Beginning in 2024

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15. January 2024 | 00:00

Open Call for Instructors for Qualification Formats Beginning in 2024

We are on the lookout for experienced artists and culture makers within Berlin’s independent performing arts community with expertise in production-relevant areas and interest in the communication and passing on of their knowledge.

Since 2013, the Berlin Performing Arts Program has supported members of the independent performing arts community through a diverse range of opportunities including information events, workshops and other qualification opportunities with independent instructors from a wide range of areas. Our range of opportunities are available to all members of the independent performing arts community, free of charge. We offer orientation, the transfer of knowledge and qualification both for newcomers as well as for more established members of the community.

Our range of opportunities have been financed exclusively through a variety of project funding since 2013. Our new project BECOME – Zukunftsfähig und resilient in den freien darstellenden Künsten (Fit For the Future and Resilient in the Independent Performing Arts) is funded by Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Community and the European Social Fund ESF and will run until the end of 2025. For this project, we are on the lookout for instructors who would like to pass on their knowledge and their experience concerning producing independently in Berlin in a variety of different formats.

Possible Formats: Up until now, the planned formats have included information and networking events (2 to 3 hours), brief workshops on topic-specific questions (3 hours), longer workshops for a more in-depth consideration of a specialist area (from 6 hours) or ongoing seminar series with multiple dates. Additional format ideas are welcome.

Compensation: 45 € per hour (net) including preparation and follow-up work. The instructors agree to document the participation and the increase of competence in the participants. We will conclude fee agreements for the work as instructors. 

Work Period: From the beginning of February 2024, at the earliest - end of August 2025
There is a clearly delimited work period due to the nature of the project funding. A continuous collaboration in following projects is definitely desired, will be sought for and, based on previous experience, is also possible. 

Scope of Work: Depending upon format, independent work with a framework contract over the entire periodand/or individual orders for formats.

Statements of Interest: We are asking all interested parties to send statements of interest by January 15, 2024 in order to make it possible to being offering the opportunities in the first half of the year 2024. This call for statements of interest will probably be issued once again in the summer of 2024.

The prerequisite for working as an instructor is well-founded knowledge and experience in one or more of the following topics:

  • Producing independently within the independent performing arts in Berlin
  • Project and strategy planning
  • Funding and preparing funding applications
  • Press and PR work
  • The foundations of (artistic) freelance work, including legal forms, accounting and taxes 
  • Legal consultation 
  • Diversity development and anti-discrimination
  • Access and accessibility 
  • Digitalization and technical knowledge (e.g. streaming, stage and sound technology)(Ecological) sustainability
  • Knowledge regarding distribution and networking (marketing strategies, cooperations, guest performance management) 
  • Additional ideas for topics are also very welcome. In the Performing Arts Program, we exclusively offer qualification opportunities in non-artistic areas. 

In order to meet the needs of the internationalized Berlin community, we also welcome knowledge of foreign languages and working methods that are diversity sensitive. We place value on a collegial and respectful working environment and, as a result, always offer space for exchange and discussion regarding the content of the program. In order to support the instructors, we also offer regular networking meetings and qualification opportunities for instructors. 

The representation of the diversity of society within our structures is our goal. As a result, we expressly invite representatives of marginalized perspectives to submit statements of interest. We ensure the professional equality of people of all genders and want to allow the compatibility of family and career. We are happy to discuss what we can do in order to remove any barriers that still exist.

We ask you to please submit a resume that clearly illustrates your professional/artistic development, verification of the highest educational degree you have received as well as a statement (1 DIN A4 page) that clarifies your motivation for working as an instructor and that demonstrates your expertise for certain thematic areas. In addition, we ask you to provide ideas for possible qualification offers; beyond the formats and content mentioned, you are also welcome to suggest new ideas for qualification in the independent performing arts. 

The selection will take place in accordance with the following criteria: 

  • Practical experience in the independent performing arts
  • Experience in the transfer of knowledge 
  • Expertise in the range of topics being offered

We ask you to please combine all of the parts of the statement of interest into one PDF document and mark it with the code BC2325/D. We ask all interested parties to please send the statements of interest by January 15, 2024.If we have any questions or need to get in touch with you, we will reach out beginning on January 22, 2024. An initial assignment can take place as early as February 2024, but a later start to the opportunities you are offering is also possible, of course.

Statements of interest must be sent exclusively via email to dozentinnen [at]

Application Deadline

Please send statements of interest by January 15, 2024 to: dozentinnen [at]


Irene Lehmann: irene.lehmann [at]

Christin Eckart: christin.eckart [at]