Festivals

When: June 20th, 5-7 pm

Where: Mediathek of the Internationalen Theaterinstituts (Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin).

Registration: Please send a short e-Mail to info(at)touring-artists.info

The festival season starts again and you ask yourself: why am I not part of it? Then you're right on this workshop. There are countless festivals for music, film, performing arts, fine arts and dance in Germany over the summer.

We will have a look into different subjects: the do's and dont's of festival booking, how to find the right festivals for your programme, how to prepare the application and how to use festivals for networking.

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Andrea Goetzke works as a curator and cultural producer in Berlin. She is co-founder of Music Pool Berlin, a project to support musicians on their professional paths, and organizes the MPB community, stage and discourse programme. Among her current projects are Picnic FM, outdoor gatherings for collective listening, participating in documenta this summer, and the Trial & Error space at re:publica on questions of web3 and culture. She has recently co-curated a programme on COLLECTIVE PRACTICES at Kunsthaus ACUD. Over 10 years, she has organized and co-curated Torstraßenfestival, a music festival with a focus on Berlin music scenes. Andrea has worked as a curator and moderator with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Loop Summit for Music Makers, re:publica, the Goethe Institute and many more. With all2gethernow e.V. she organized conferences on music culture and business for many years. Andrea hosts the radio show Beyond on the German online radio station ByteFM. Andrea has a background in both digital culture and environmental studies.

Lucas Matray works for the festival transmediale with a focus on fundraising and guest management. transmediale creates a space for critical reflection on cultural transformation from a post-digital perspective. For over thirty years, the annual festival for art and digital culture has been bringing together international artists, researchers, activists, and thinkers with the goal of developing new outlooks on our technological era through the entanglement of different genres and curatorial approaches. Beyond the yearly event, transmediale is a transversal, dynamic platform that facilitates regular publications and year-round activities including commissions and artist residencies.

Elmar Conzen and Anna Florin are responsible for the project management of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin. Since 2016, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival (PAF) has presented the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues throughout the entire city. PAF presents the work and artistic positions of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres on an annual basis. To be part of the festival, professional artists, groups and performance venues can offer their contributions and artistic works in response to an open call. With programming from the genres performance, dance, music theater, figure and object theater, contemporary circus as well as children’s and youth theater and much, much more, PAF presents the bundled diversity and creative power of Berlin’s independent performing arts community each year. In addition, artistic newcomers have the opportunity to present their work within the curated newcomer’s platform Introducing….

About the Monthly Meet-Up

The MONTHLY MEET-UP is a network meeting for transnational artists in Berlin, that are new to Berlin and try to get a foothold here. It will give you the chance

• to get advice on administrative questions relevant for your artistic work in Berlin (such as tax number, KSK (social security fund for artists) or visa issues)
• meet members of Berlin’s art institutions and get to know their work
• meet fellow artists and support each other
• visit shows, performances and exhibitions together