We are back!

We're back in our offices and we are cautiously venturing down the path toward the world of live meetings. We will, however, continue to work with a clear focus on digital, outdoor and hybrid formats with a strictly limited number of participants in order to continue to do our part to support the slowing of the global pandemic.

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

Writing Workshop #2-6 – Writing About the Performing Arts

Registration for the first workshop of the series covering the topic Announcement Texts: Make Them Curious! on October 22 & 23, 2020 is now open.
How do I make readers curious? And how do I do so in the media? The two-day writing workshops offered by the Berlin Performing Arts Program are intended for artists, the staff of institutions, writers and other members of the independent arts community.

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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.

Information Center

The Performing Arts Program Information Center is the central point of contact for all artists, production managers and other culture makers in the independent performing arts community.

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Seminars & Workshops

Update: Funding and Financing Options
Information and Discussion Event with Janina Benduski (Performing Arts Program Berlin)
September 14, 2020, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Creating Budgets for Funding Applications
Writing Workshop and In-Depth Advisement with Ilona Schaal (the programming director of Schaubühne Lindenfels)
September 16, 2020, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Meet a Jury Member: Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF)

With Shirin Sojitrawalla (jury member for Hauptstadtkulturfonds)
September 17, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Funding Applications for Those With Prior Experience
Writing Workshop and In-Depth Advisement with Mareike Holtz (ehrliche arbeit)
September 18, 2020, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Getting Started in the Independent Performing Arts Community – An Event That Takes Place in English
Workshop with Ilona Schaal (the programming director of Schaubühne Lindenfels)
September 29, October 6, October 13, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Online: Performing Arts Guide

Since the end of 2018, the info portal Performing Arts Guide has provided a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Berlin's independent performing arts.

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8th Industry Get-Together

WE’LL SEE WHEN WE SEE!? – Flexibilities of an Independent Arts Community
October 1 to 3, 2020
Uferstudios, Centre Français de Berlin & On Air

We are dedicating this year’s event to the topic of “flexibility”. As an intrinsic, one-of-a-kind quality endemic to the independent performing arts community. As a neoliberal curse and independent blessing simultaneously. As a working method and demand for funding structures since the beginning of the performing arts.

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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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Theater Scoutings Berlin

Discover the theater and performance of Berlin's independent performing arts community with Theater Scoutings! We will accompany you each month to a diverse range of venues and introduce you to what makes Berlin theater one-of-a-kind.

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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 www.laft-berlin.de