Onward and Upward (Performing Arts Programm Berlin, Producers’ Academy, Akademie “on the road”, Berlin Summer University of the Arts)
Producing theater, dance and performances within independent contexts requires comprehensive knowledge that is not included in many courses of study and education options and which uses expertises obtained in multiple fields of study. There are always new challenges to overcome in the administrative areas and the artists whose work is the center of these processes must also deal with these circumstances. The opportunities for additional training and further education in this area, however, are extremely limited, when they exist at all.
With the “Producers’ Academy”, an academy for producers within the independent performing arts community, which is currently launching the alliance of international production houses, including the "Berlin Summer University of the Arts", located within the Berlin Career College of the Berlin University of the Arts, and the academy “on the road", newly initiated by BFDK - Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, the German Federal Association of the Independent Performing Arts, we are very pleased to present three different initiatives and programs which will help artists and producers to further educate themselves.
For participation in this event, we kindly ask for registration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the limited attendance, reservation is required.
Alte Münze: Festivalzentrum, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
For all participants and guests of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.
Part of the ancillary program conceived and developed by the Performing Arts Festival team. In cooperation with the Performing Arts Program.
The LAFT Berlin Performing Arts Program is intended for all independent theater and dance makers in Berlin. We work in four areas to professionalize the independent performing arts, strengthen their infrastructural support and increase their visibility. All offers of the program are free of charge and are specifically oriented to the circumstances and needs of the members of the community.
The Performing Arts Program is supported by the State of Berlin - Senate Department for Culture and Europe from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program "Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)" and the European Social Fund (ESF) within the program "Qualification in the Culture Industry (KuWiQ)".
You can find a detailed schedule of events and more information at www.pap-berlin.de.
An Academy for Producers in the Independent Performing Arts
Bündnis internationaler Produktionshäuser e.V. is developing an academy: production managers, producers, company managers…there are a large number of names for a profession that has become absolutely essential for producing within the independent performing arts and yet lacks both a clear professional designation as well as a training program. Which competencies besides organization, administration and accounting are critical and what constitutes a good collaboration within the triangle between artist, production house and independent producer?
The academy is intended for mid-career producers/production managers and, alongside the communication of competencies for producing within an international context, will be primarily dedicated to reflection on the role of the independent producer as a partner to the artist as well as research into working models for space.
The academy "On the road", initiated and conceived by the Federal Association for the Independent Performing Arts (BFDK), drives the qualification and professionalization of actors of the independent performing arts and the networking of the actors at the federal level and deals in detail with the needs of the different federal state associations.
The Berlin Summer University of the Arts, located within the Berlin Career College at the Berlin University of the Arts offers an exciting and artistically diverse schedule of 3-day to 7-day workshops between June 16 and October 11, 2017 that cover all artistic disciplines that are part of the Berlin University of the Arts – from visual art to design, music and the performing arts. Over 300 participants from more than 30 different countries will be guests of the program and create a unique atmosphere in which artistic exchange and networking are as much a part of the focus as the development of new horizons. In this information event, the schedule of programming with specific offers in the field of the performing arts will be presented.
Alte Münze in Mitte has been the home of Berlin’s mint since the 1930s. Here, Reichmarks were printed by the National Socialists, then East German marks, followed by Deutschmarks and euros after German Reunification and the introduction of the euro until the mint was moved to Reinickendorf in 2005.
The premises are currently managed by Spreewerkstätten. Since 2013, they have successively developed various areas in Alte Münze and made them usable. Culture makers, music producers, artists working in all genres as well as art and music festival presenters and social startups realize a wide variety of projects in Alte Münze today in the culture and creative economy sectors and program the event areas.
The future of Alte Münze is currently the topic of active debate by Berlin’s cultural policy makers. In light of this, PAF is even more excited to be able to be a guest here. It allows this much-discussed location in the middle of the city to be temporarily experienced together by audience members and artists.