Germany, Berlin

Financing & Touring Performing Art Projects

when 9 September 2017 - 11 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 300

This three day course on cultural funding in Germany includes application writing, project calculation, networking, conversation exercise and touring of work. It is designed for young or emerging artists, managers and producers in the field of performing arts.

Emerging artists often have a lot of questions regarding the funding and distribution of a project: How can I finance my project? How do I apply for public funding? How do I „sell“ it to programmers or find a co-producer? This three-day course will supply information and help answer these questions.

The course starts with some basics on professional networking in the field of performing arts. An exercise in typical situations of conversation helps to develop a personal approach of introducing oneself and the own project. Afterwards the participants will be given an overview of possibilities of cultural funding in the field of performing arts in Germany.

Application writing will be the focus of Day Two. A good project description, an abstract and a coherent financial plan are essential for a successful application. An experienced jury member of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Frank Weigand, will provide an insight into the process of decision making by a jury and can be asked questions about the dos and don’ts.

Day Three will be dedicated to the distribution and touring of work: how to contact programmers, what kind of material they are interested in and how to calculate the required fee. The topic of “co-producing in Europe” will be discussed with another expert guest, performing arts manager Kerstin Schroth.

Course leader

Karin Kirchhoff (freelance curator, production manager and dramaturg) & Kerstin Schroth (Manager for international artists)

Fee info

EUR 300: -