"What We Want” – A Practical Check of Federal Funding (Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste)
In 2017, BFDK – Bundesverband Freie Darstellenede Künste, the German Federal Association of the Independent Performing Arts, established a series of discussions in order to determine the experiences and needs of the individual professional fields and groups of the independent performing arts in terms of current funding on the federal German level and formulate possibilities for improvement. The series of discussions will end in a large workshop as well as the mutual drafting of a strategy paper.
For the third discussion at the Berlin Performing Arts Festival, BFDK is specially inviting those members of the independent performing arts community who have experience with federal German funding through their work with a performance venue or a production house. We look forward to the third episode of What We Want and hope that there is strong participation!
To register, please send your name, contact information and a brief explanation of your previous experience with federal German funding by June 5, 2017 to email@example.com.
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.
Coordinator: Janina Benduski (chairperson of BFDK)
In cooperation with BFDK – Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, the German Federal Association of the Independent Performing Arts
Der Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste (The German Association of Independent Performing Arts) is the federal umbrella organisation of all state associations for professional independent performing arts in Germany. Founded in 1990, it is today one of the largest theatre associations in the country.
On a federal level, the association represents the interests of around 1.500 members nationwide – individual artists, groups, dance and theatre venues, and production structures. Altogether, the association thus represents circa 20.000 dance and theatre makers across Germany.
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.