Thanks to a cooperation with PROSA (Project to Create Artistic Working Spaces) and the Bündnis Kultur Räume Berlin, this is the first time you will have the opportunity to get professional advice on the subject of artistic working spaces at „schreiben & leben“. Initially, Jenny Nilén, speaker for communication at Kulturraum Berlin GmbH, and Matthias Mayer (PROSA) will give an overview of the supply of working spaces and funding opportunities in Berlin in a larger group. After that, Matthias Mayer will be available to answer individual questions in 20-minute one-on-one consultations. The number of places is limited to six persons. Please note: Registration for a one-on-one consultation is only possible in conjunction with the general information session. However, you are also free to participate only in the latter. The event takes places via Zoom.
Within the scope of the alliance Kultur Räume Berlin, PROSA is a project of Bündnis Freie Szene Berlin e.V. and represents the interests of the independent arts community in questions of spatial infrastructure (Branches: Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Dance, Project Rooms). It is committed to creating new working spaces for all artistic disciplines that suit their respective needs.
Matthias Mayer has been working as a visual artist and an exhibition organizer since the beginning of the 1990s. He founded the project space Spor Klübü in Berlin-Wedding in 2003. He received the Prize for Artistic Project Spaces and Initiatives twice. Alongside his artistic and curatorial work, Matthias Mayer has dedicated himself intensely to the needs of artists in the independent arts community thorugh associations, initiatives, committees and unions. He worked as the Space Coordinator for Netzwerk freier Berliner Projekträume- und initiativen e.V. from 2016 to 2018 within the scope of the Berlin state program for working spaces. Within the new PROSA Team, his focus is on consultation, allocation, mediation and cultural planning.
Kultur Räume Berlin – Bündnis Raum für künstlerische Arbeit is an alliance of Berlin’s administration, independent scene and real estate industry in the service of the common good. It secures subsidized working, rehearsal and production spaces for artists of all disciplines from Berlin’s independent scene. Since February 2021, the alliance has been operating and further developing the working space program of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Together, the actors want to secure affordable spaces for artists and creative professionals of the independent scene and thus guarantee a sustainable spatial infrastructure.
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November 25, 2021, from 10 a.m.: Digital consultation
10-11 a.m.: general information session
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: six 20-minute one-on-one consultations