An initiative of LAFT Berlin, the "Berlin Diagonale" offers moderated tours of the independent scene to professional visitors of major Berlin festivals. Its goal is to make Berlin based productions known nationally and internationally.
Classical:NEXT is an annual networking and promotion platform on an application basis. Artists who pursue performative paths in music are brought into contact with curators, theatres and festival makers. Classical:NEXT has been affiliated with the O-Festival Rotterdam festival since 2015.
Online calendar with the programme of the Berlin improvisers scene.
A 65-page brochure on artists, aesthetics and working conditions in the Flemish music theatre scene can be downloaded from the Flanders Arts Institute website.
Online calendar with the programme of the Berlin improvisers scene.erlin.
The LAFT Berlin (Landesverbands freie darstellende Künste Berlin e.V.) represents the interests of Berlin's professional independent performing artists. In its newsletter, which can be subscribed to via the LAFT website, it provides information on cultural policy news and issues relating to the independent scene, among other things.
The Performing Arts Programme Berlin is a programme of the LAFT Berlin funded by the Senate. It combines a mentoring programme for newcomers to the independent performing arts, an advisory service, a central marketing office, a marketing competition and a scene meeting.
IETM is a membership-based information and lobbying platform for international networking of independent theatre practitioners with theatres and festivals. Forms of musical theatre remain marginally included. IETM has over 500 member organisations and freelance theatre artists from over 50 countries. The extensive webpage offers a large number of downloads on topics of international theatre work.
The Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e. V. (INM) is a cultural-political forum for New Music in Berlin, founded and financed by the Berlin Senate Cultural Administration. Its funding activities focus on supporting innovative event formats, advising musicians and ensembles and bringing together the players in the local cultural scene. Im Zentrum der Förderaktivitäten steht die Unterstützung innovativer Veranstaltungsformate, sie berät Musiker*innen und Ensembles und bringt die Akteur*innen der örtlichen Kulturszene miteinander in Verbindung.
Music Theatre NOW is an international competition for new music theatre . It takes place every three years on the basis of submissions of complete video recordings. Winners are invited to present their work to curators and festival organisers at the Music Theatre NOW Meeting. Selected productions are invited to guest performances by affiliated festivals worldwide.
MusiktheaterWien is the network of Vienna's independent music theatre scene founded in 2011. On the site you can subscribe to a newsletter that provides monthly information about performances of new music theatre in Vienna.
The Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater is an initiative to promote new forms of music theatre in the field of municipal theatre. It is supported by the NRW KULTURsekretariat and the Kunststiftung NRW. Teams of theatre-makers can apply to work at theatres that have been put out to tender. The projects focus on process-oriented work with several rehearsal phases and presentations within a period of two seasons.
Online calendar of the Berlin Opera Foundation with the complete programme of the Berlin opera houses.
The Council for the Arts represents the interests of Berlin's cultural practitioners as an elected independent body within cultural policy. The creation of the Capital City Cultural Fund and the introduction of a city tax for the benefit of cultural funding are thanks to its initiative.