Summer Break

July 4 to August 3, 2020

The Performing Arts Program is going on summer break! The office will be closed during this period.
We wish you all a sunny and relaxing summer!

We remain DIGITAL!

From now until the end of our summer break, August 2, 2020, we will remain in our home offices and are planning very few public events. We will, however, continue to offer a great deal of digital content – including individual advisement sessions, information events and symposia! You can always find our up-to-date schedule of events on our homepage.

You can read more about about current developments in the LAFT Newsletter:

Rehearsal Space Platform Berlin

Space from the Community for the Community.


The Rehearsal Space Platform is a website for everyone who would like to offer, search for or book rehearsal space.

More about the Rehearsal Space Platform

PAP digital

Event Series Sustainability and Independent Artistic Production
June 30 / July 1, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (Registration till June 28, 2020)
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Seminars & Workshops

In addition to individual consultations on many topics related to working in the independent performing arts, the Information Center offers a monthly program of seminars & workshops.

More information and dates

Theaterscoutings Berlin DIGITAL

Theaterscoutings Berlin supports the conception and implementation of digital exchange and communication formats that make it possible to take part in the independent performing arts from a distance. Members of the independent performing arts community are invited to develop and try out participation formats for our digital present.

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Open Calls for Exchanges with NRW and Prague

Deadline: August 3, 2020

We are happy to announce two exchange formats for the independent performing arts community in Berlin with Raumfahrt and the PRALIN Staff Exchange.

In cooperation with NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, members of Berlin’s independent performing arts will be invited to Dortmund to attend the Favoriten festival as part of the Raumfahrt.

More Information and Open Call

the PRALIN Staff Exchange will connect three culture makers from Berlin with three culture makers from Prague between August 2020 and June 2021

More Information and Open Call

OPEN CALL: 8th Industry Get-Together

Deadline: August 10, 2020
In order to ensure the greatest possible flexibility in terms of the content and the questions asked at the 8th Indistry Get-Together from October 1 to 3, 2020, we will be opening up the stage at the end of the event and are offering the opportunity to all of you to share current initiatives, concerns and experiences with the community over the course of six-minute slots.

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The Berlin Performing Arts Programm

With the Performing Arts Program, LAFT Berlin has created an effective instrument for the infrastructural strengthening, professionalization and networking of Berlin‘s independent performing arts community. The goals are to increase and consolidate the visibility of artistic work within the creative hub of Berlin, the opening of the independent performing arts community for new audience members, bundling and passing on knowledge and competencies, the strengthening of synergies and creating new cooperations within and beyond the independent performing arts community itself.

LAFT Berlin

The LAFT Berlin – Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V. – was founded in 2007. It represents the interests of its 360 members, including the essential performance venues, groups and independent artists of Berlin, in dealing with politicians and the public. It supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.

More information about LAFT Berlin is available at