Apply to Appear Live at the 2019 IKF

Apply to Perform Live at the 2019 IKF

We warmly invite all members of Berlin's independent performing arts community working in the fields of street theater, circus arts, new circus, puppet and object theater as well as cabaret to register to be part of the Berlin shared trade fair stand at the 2019 Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg (Freiburg International Culture Exchange) and to apply to make a live performance with it.

The Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg (IKF, or Freiburg International Culture Exchange) is a trade fair for stage productions, music and events. With approximately 400 exhibitors, nearly 5,000 visiting industry professionals and some 200 brief performances, it is one of the largest industry meeting places in the German-speaking world.

The 2019 IKF, the 31st edition of the trade fair, takes place from January 20 - 23, 2019 in Freiburg.

Anyone who would like to apply to make a live performance can do so by June 30, 2018 in the field of performing arts and by September 9, 2018 in the field of street theater.

Before applying to participate in the Berlin shared trade fair, we ask you to please register with the Performing Arts Program by sending an email to felix.koch(at) by June 27, 2018, at the latest. After this, artists can then independently make their application to appear live via the Internet site of IKF.

If the production submitted is selected for a live appearance by the IKF jury of experts, there is the option to accept the selection and bindingly commit to making the live appearance. Following selection, a performance fee of 410 EUR plus value-added tax must be paid. Expenses for travel, transportation and overnight accommodations for participants as well as for materials must also be financed independently.

The precise conditions can be found on the website of the IKF:

The shared trade fair stand will be financed and supervised by the Performing Arts Program; at this time, however, we cannot assure any financial contribution to the costs of the live performance.

As the audience at the trade fair, according to the IKF, consists almost entirely of visiting industry professionals, making a live performance could very well be worth it. All the same, all interested parties must consider for themselves whether the costs due if they are selected are in a reasonable relationship to the efforts required and the possible resulting opportunities.

It is not possible to subsequently associate yourself with the trade fair stand if you have not made prior arrangements with us.

Participation in the shared Berlin trade fair stand is, of course, also possible without making a live performance: independent from the current application deadlines for the live performance, there is also the opportunity to register by October 24, 2018 to present work at the trade fair stand (monitor for video trailers, shelf for informational materials and places to sit for one-on-one conversations). We will be in touch in September 2018 with additional details.


Felix Koch | Distribution & Marketing
Phone. +49 30 / 33 84 54 51

Johanna Bauer |
Distribution & Marketing
Phone. +49 30 / 33 84 54 51