Final Workshop: Event Series Sustainability and Independent Artistic Production

August 25, 2020, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The final in-depth workshop will take place on August 25 and is intended for production mangers and those working in the field of administration and production.
Framed by short presentations that reflect upon the first events of the series as well as new developments, the focus of the workshop will be placed on small groups in order to be able to allow production managers, administrators and staff members of funding institutions to develop specific steps toward more sustainable structures from their respective perspectives.

In order to attend, please send an email by August 17, 2020, at the latest, to:
nachhaltigkeit(at)pap-berlin.de.

Event Series Sustainability and Independent Artistic Production

Over the course of five online formats that build upon each other, the Berlin Performing Arts Program will deal with the topics of sustainability and artistic production. Building upon discussion from the time before the pandemic, climate- and resource-relevant challenges for artists, production managers, members of the community and the institutions of the independent performing arts will be analyzed. Climate-conscious action and sustainable transformation will be placed in a cultural policy context and together, approaches will be elaborated, demands will be formulated and perspectives beyond the current crisis will be presented.

The first two events take place on May 21 and 22, 2020 during Performing Arts Festvial Berlin. The next two events in the series will take place in June/July 2020. In August of 2020, a final, in-depth workshop will take place that is intended for production mangers and those working in the field of administration and production.

The events will take place in the form of webinars on the secure platform Ecosero and generally last for 90 minutes. The events will be recorded for documentary purposes, but they will not be streamed. At the end of each event, there will be an opportunity to engage in informal exchanges in small groups.
 
In order to attend, please send an email by June 28, 2020, at the latest, to:
nachhaltigkeit(at(pap-berlin.de

Online Formats and Sustainability! – Data, Money and Energy

June 30, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
As is the case everywhere at the moment within the independent performing arts, a great deal of video conferences are currently being offered, a huge amount of content is being streamed and more than a few institutions are establishing a new digital infrastructure. This development brings with it new questions regarding resource-conscious and sustainable action:
 
in digital space, data is the central resource. What do event organizers and users have to bear in mind with regard to this? According to which privacy and ethical data principles should event organizers and users select video conferencing software and other digital applications? What can a resource-conserving IT infrastructure look like?
Video conferences and streaming offers consumer a great deal of energy and the service providers vary strongly from each in other in terms of their approach to this. Who are the most energy-efficient service providers? A large number of the online formats currently available are free of charge. Art, however, cannot be given away freely in the long-term as the makers of art deserve to be paid like everyone else and we have fought long and hard for many years to establish the minimum fee limits. What recommendations can we discuss together when it comes to arranging fees for online formats? What interesting financial models exist with regard to this?
 
Schedule
11:00 am: Introductory greetings and an overview of the series of events
 
11:05 am: How to choose digital solution and adapt usage considering environmental impacts – examplary study of webconference solutions.
Short presentation in English by Thierry Leboucq (Greenspector)
 
11:15 am: The most important points with regarding to ethical use of data of software for online formats
Short presentation by Frederike Kaltheuner (expert, author, activist)
 
11:30 am: Fair compensation models for online formats? What developments can be observed here?
A round of discussion with Kira Kirsch (brut, Wien), Annette Kleffel (Technologiestiftung Berlin), Martin Finnland (theater maker, author) and Marcel Weiß (neunetz.com)
 
From 12:00 pm: Exchanges between the participants in small groups
 
In order to attend, please send an email by June 28, 2020, at the latest, to:
nachhaltigkeit(at)pap-berlin.de

Sustainability and Self-Management – Can You Be A Resource Yourself?

July 1, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
Smaller structures often think that sustainability is a luxury that they cannot afford, even if all participants place a high value upon it. What are the basic problems facing the operators of smaller performance venues, independent groups or independent artists? In conversation with experts, we will examine the steps that smaller organizations can take as well in order to shape their work from the standpoints of social and ecological sustainability. In doing so, the idea of the Common Good Economy will be presented. The Common Good Economy is based on an open-ended, participative and locally growing process with a global impact: an economic system that is based upon values that promote the common good.

Schedule
11:00 am: Introductory greetings and an overview of the series of events

 
11:05 am: Challenges for Smaller Structures
Short presentation by Dagmar Domrös (LAFT Berlin, Theater o.N.)
 
11:15 am: An Introduction to the Common Good Economy
Presentation by Urte Töpfer (certified common good adviser) and Lyam Bittar (editor with a common good balance)

11:45 am: Topic-specific advisement conversations and exchange in small groups in order to apply the principles of the Common Good Economy using specific examples.
(We ask the participants to send us specific questions in advance insofar as this possible.)
 
In order to attend, please send an email by June 28, 2020, at the latest, to:
nachhaltigkeit(at)pap-berlin.de

Archive

We're Not Here To Talk About Trees! Sustainability, Cultural Policy and Independent Artistic Production

May 21, 2020

What approaches and discussions about sustainability in cultural policy and independent artistic production are still relevant despite the pandemic and why?

11:00 am Introductory greetings and an overview of the series of events

11:05 am Keynote speech: What does the term “sustainability” means, particularly as a guiding principle for political, economic and ecological action in the field of the independent performing arts? Summary of the state of the debate during the German Federal Congress and approaches to assess the current situation.
(Franziska Pierwoss and Sandra Teitge have worked together for years in their artistic projects to answer questions regarding political, societal and financial economies of waste management and put together the utopic space for sustainability at this year’s German Federal Congress of the Independent Performing Arts.)

11:20 am Presentation: Considerations for a resource-friendly and sustainable cultural landscape in the time after the pandemic.
(Daniel Wesener, Fraktion Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)

11:35 am Talk with Jonas Leifert (PACT Zollverein): How does a cultural institution become sustainable?

11:45 am Open Discussion

From 12:00 pm Exchanges between the participants in small groups

Producing Sustainably! The Role of Associations, Initiatives and Funding Institutions.

11:00 am Introductory greetings and an overview of the series of events

11:05 am Keynote speech: The transformative potential of funding conditions, guidelines and joint development goals for the further development of the cultural landscape
(Prof. Susanne Keuchel, Deutscher Kulturrat [German Cultural Council])

11:20 am Round of discussion: Sustainability strategies in policies and in cultural associations with Anne Schneider (BFDK), Michael Freundt (Dachverband Tanz), Marc Gegenfurtner (Kulturamt Stuttgart) und Christian Steinau (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), moderated by Katharina Wolfrum (cultural manager und theater producer) and Andreas Kohn (climate expert and theater maker).

From 12:00 pm Exchanges between the participants in small groups

Contact

Julian Kamphausen
Phone: +49 30 / 33 84 54 51 
julian.kamphausen(at)pap-berlin.de

Franziska Janke

Phone: +49 30 / 33 84 54 51 
franziska.janke(at)pap-berlin.de