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The pilot project Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community was the first cooperation of the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin in cooperation with the advisement structures Music Pool, Lettrétage e. V. (the project Schreiben & leben) and the artist advisement program in Kulturwerk of bbk berlin GmbH. The pilot project Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community is intended to support international artists, writers, musicians, performing artists and culture makers in gaining a foothold within the cultural sector here as well as to provide the existing support structures with intercultural sensitivity.

An important part of this also comprised the conducting of research and preparation of multilingual information regarding advisement structures, networks and points of contact as well as tips for artists newly arrived in Berlin from the Arab, Asian, Francophone, Polish, Turkish and Russian language areas. The results of the research are available in the form of a multilingual information brochure.
The guides have conducted their respective research individually; the information provided here is intended to offer an initial orientation from a very personal standpoint and does not make any claim to completeness. Feedback and comments on the brochure as well as information regarding additional advisement structures or networks are expressly requested. Download publication

As part of the project “Guides to Berlin’s Independent Arts Community – Multilingual conferences and Gallery Walk 2021” a nationwide publication on places to go and advice centers as well as networks for artists and cultural workers from the Arabic, Polish, Korean, Francophone, Hispanophone and English-speaking regions was produced at the end of 2021. Ten experienced transnational artists have researched and compiled the content. Download publication