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Symposium: Funding the Arts vs. Funding the Creative Economy – A (Late) Attempt at Mediation (Performing Arts Programm Berlin)

A symposium Offered by PAP – the Berlin Performing Arts Program

The impetus for this symposium is both the goal of connecting culture more strongly with the creative economy has been visible for quite some time as well as the associated fear that funding for the arts without economic earmarking could be replaced by funding for the creative economy. On the other hand, clear needs are also formulated within the independent performing arts community for clearer and more substantial access points to business funding instruments as well as for the ability to profit from creating new funding instruments that work in the spaces in between the arts and the creative economy.

To put it differently: We do not want to use any arts funding to fund projects in the creative economy, but are we betraying art if we apply for trade fair funding in order to attend a festival? Which funding instruments for business exist that could be of interest to the members and artists of the independent performing arts community and what needs exist? The symposium “Funding the Arts vs. Funding for the Creative Economy – A (Late) Mediation Attempt” attempts to foster an open conversation about unclarified terminology.
A detailed schedule of events and more information is available by visiting www.pap-berlin.de.

For participation in this event, we kindly ask for registration at fachtag2017@pap-berlin.de. Due to the limited attendance, reservation is required.

Price: Eintritt frei
ca. 300 Min.
Alte Münze: Festivalzentrum, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, 10179 Berlin


The symposia during the 2017 festival are offered by the Berlin 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)".


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