Performing Arts Guide
More attention for Berlin’s independent performing arts community.
Since 2018 the Performing Arts Guide presents Berlin's independent performing arts community. It provides a current and comprehensive overview of the independent performing arts community. Structures and initiatives, festivals, community events and performance venues will be introduced there. The Performing Arts Guide is part of the Berlin Performing Arts Program.
Central point of contact
Anyone looking to enter into contact with Berlin’s independent performing arts community has come to exactly the right place with us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, put you in contact with the community or to organize a professional visit within Berlin’s cultural landscape.
In April 2007, LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V. was founded with the goal of vigorously representing the needs and shared interests of the independent performing arts community in dealing with politicians and the public. Now, with nearly 380 members, including Berlin‘s essential performance venues, groups and individual artists, it has become an influential voice that is listened to and has contributed to a sustainable improvement in the working conditions of the independent performing arts community. As the legal entity behind the Berlin Performing Arts Program, the association actively supports the independent performing arts through networking, advisement, coordination and services and is also organizing the city-wide Performing Arts Festival Berlin each year.
Berlin Performing Arts Program
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.