Berlin Bühnen

The Internet portal Berlin Bühnen is anexcellent place to achieve an overview of current productions in Berlin. The schedule of programming of many of the state and municipal theaters as well as the independent performance venues are listed there.

Creative City Berlin

Creative City Berlin is a central platform for artists and culture makers working within the creative economy sector in Berlin. The webpage provides up-to-date information about current funding opportunities and workshop events, hosts a jobs forum and provides information about cultural events in the city.


Kubinaut – Navigation Kulturelle Bildung (a navigation platform for the field of cultural education) is a community platform that is provided with content mutually by registered users and an editorial team in order to make the activities and initiatives in the field of cultural education more visible and to strengthen the field in the long-term. The platform sees itself as a tool for presentation, networking and the provision of information. The editorial team of Kubinaut regularly places thematic points of focus and reports regularly on developments within the city’s cultural education sector.

Central Point of Contact & Touring Office

The Performing Arts Program is the central point of contact for everyone looking to get in touch with Berlin‘s independent performing arts community. Here, communication competence is connected with a solid foundation of knowledge about Berlin‘s artists, performance venues and their current schedules of programming. The Central Point of Contact makes connections, answers individual requests and organizes professional visits within the cultural landscape. The Touring Office supports the (inter)national visibility of artistic work “made in Berlin”. In doing so, the focus is placed on the mobilization of the members of the community to independently develop a strong presence. This includes both the sending of representatives to international conferences and networking events as well as the organization of professional events or the creation of an FAQ on the topic of touring that is continuously updated.

Guides to Berlin's Independent Arts Community

The pilot project Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community was intended to support international artists and culture makers in gaining a foothold within the cultural sector here as well as to provide the existing support structures with intercultural sensitivity. We hope to be able to continue this cooperation between the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin with the advisement structures Schreiben & leben of Lettrétage, Music Pool Berlin and the artist advisement program in Kulturwerk of Berufsverband Bildender Künstler*innen (bbk) Berlin in 2021. At the moment, the multilingual advisement opportunities have been divided amongst the structures named above. The multilingual brochure about existing information, advisement and qualification opportunities that was created over the course of this program can continue to be requested and is available online.

Media Library for Dance and Theater (ITI)

The media library for dance and theater at ITI Germany, a place for discussion and research, is one of the most comprehensive audiovisual documentation centers for the performing arts in all of Germany. With the rehearsal space Studio2, this location also provides members of the independent performing arts community the opportunity to engage in theoretical as well as practical reflections on the fields of dance and theater.

Performing Arts Guide Online

The Online Performing Arts Guide is the digital counterpart to this brochure. As an online platform that is continuously updated, it provides a quick and comprehensive overview of Berlin’s independent performing arts community, presents the various festivals, industry events and community initiatives in full detail and a comprehensive index of performance venues allows for easier orientation within the community.

Berlin Performing Arts Program

The Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin provides a wide-ranging offering of services and events for the infrastructural strengthening, professionalization and networking of Berlin’s independent performing arts community. Questions dealing with artistic work in the independent performing arts community find answers in the Information Center. Cooperation events and symposia provide information about changes. Each year, the Industry Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts invites the community and guests to take part in updates, discussions, presentations and workshops. Digital directories such as the Berlin Rehearsal Space Platform (Proberaumplattform Berlin) or the Freie Szene Kompass provide orientation. We will present the components Central Point of Contact & Touring Office, Theater Scoutings Berlin, Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community and Online Performing Arts Guide in greater detail in the following.

Tanzbüro Berlin

Tanzbüro Berlin is the information and advising center for Berlin-based artists working in the field of dance and interested parties from outside the city. It operates the website as a broad service portal with a dance-specific events calendar as well as information regarding funding opportunities, cultural policy developments, production and rehearsal spaces and workshops. With the discount card tanzcard, the review portal tanzschreiber and the communication program mapping dance berlin, it provides a variety of opportunities for orienting oneself within Berlin’s dance landscape as well as networking. In addition, Tanzbüro Berlin works with initiatives and work groups in a variety of areas within Berlin’s dance community in order to rectify deficits and found new initiatives; it has also developed a city-wide campaign for dance and publishes the magazine tanzraumberlin.

Tanzforum Berlin

The video platform Tanzforum Berlin presents current contemporary dance productions from Berlin and simulta-neously functions as a constantly growing online archive. With more than 1,400 trailers, portraits of artists and performance venues, the online review format Instant Feedback and 24/7 dance films, the platform offers a comprehensive information tool that aims at supporting independently producing artists in the marketing and export of their productions.

Theaterscoutings Berlin

Theaterscoutings Berlin provides audience members with new points of access to the schedule of programming of Berlin’s independent performing arts community. Artist talks, introductions, workshops, rehearsal visits and other formats are conceptualized and conducted by experts within the independent performing arts community. As theater scouts, they accompany audience members over the course of the evening and enrich the shared visit to dance and theater pieces with their knowledge. Theaterscoutings Berlin offers a guided performance venue tour once per month and, led by a professional and knowledgeable tour guide, provides glimpses behind the curtains and into the unique histories of a variety of theaters. The experts of Theaterscoutings Berlin regularly pass on the knowledge they have gained on the topics of audience development and communication over the course of theme-based symposia offered by the Berlin Performing Arts Program.