Open Call: The Marketplace of Possibilities

Open Call & Deadline
26. March 2023 | 00:00 -

Open Call: The Marketplace of Possibilities

Sustainable Togetherness in the Independent Performing Arts

Are you interested in sustainable sharing / commoning? Are forms of exchange and sharing in order to limit the consumption of resources in the independent performing arts important issues to you? Would you like to present your initiative, working group or collective and help it achieve more publicity or are you looking for cooperations or collaborations?

On April 17, 2023, we are inviting you and your initiative to Haus der Statistik in Berlin-Mitte. Here, at this model location which is undergoing a sustainable transition itself and is a large-scale construction site, we bring together exhibition, presentation, workshops and working meetings! 

We would like to provide the space and offer the time for the existing initiatives, members and practices for sharing in the independent arts community to present themselves and warmly invite all of you to present your practices for sharing: from costumes to catalogs, set pieces or office spaces, knowledge or tools, funding instruments or equipment - managing and using these things collectively allows not only a simplified form of accessibility; it also promote sustainable thinking and producing in the independent performing arts. Everyone can profit from everyone else!

Alongside the exhibition area with the Marketplace of Useful Knowledge, there will also be workshops, pane discussions and encounter formats that will provide you with space to network and for more in-depth conversations. The topics include spatial and urban development, material cycles, a cultural funding law for Berlin as well as round of cultural policy discussion regarding sustainability. In addition, there will be the opportunity to mePerforming Arts – Performing Futureet the people behind the Haus der Materialisierung (House of Materialization) and the activists of Performing for Future.

Would you like to present your sharing initiative at The Marketplace of Possibilities - Sustainable Togetherness in the Independent Performing Arts? If so, then please register to attend by sending an email to:sharing [at] ( )sharing [at] by March 26, 2023. All of the initiatives invited will receive a small fee as compensation for their presentation.


This event will take place in German spoken language. All of the event locations and backstage areas are accessible via ramps. The location is acoustically affected by its current status as a large-scale construction site.

We look forward to receiving information about your accessibility needs and ask you to please contact Lena Kron from Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste regarding this by March 27, 2023 via email post [at] or telephone +49 30 5156525-40.


This event is a cooperation with the project Performing Arts - Performing Future of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. (BFDK, the German Federal Association for the Independent Performing Arts) and is funded by the program #takeheart - Netzwerk- und Strukturförderung (Networking and Structural Funding) of Fonds Darstellende Künste using funds from the Neustart Kultur program of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Register by March 26, 2023 to: sharing [at]