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Cooperations in the Field of Arts and Culture

Academy of the Arts

The Academy of the Arts promotes art and advises and supports the Federal Republic of Germany in matters of art and culture. The Academy is dedicated to both, the introduction of new artistic trends and the preservation of cultural heritage. As part of these tasks, it organises, amongst other things, art and documentary exhibitions, workshops, concerts, lectures, readings as well as film, theater and dance performances. An essential component of the Academy is its archive, whose collection covers the history of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin.

American Academy

The American Academy in Berlin is one of Europe’s most visible and effective institutions of transatlantic dialogue and has built up an extensive and enduring network in the corporate, political, academic, and cultural communities in the United States and in Germany. Its cross-cultural, interdisciplinary environment and creative programming have made the Academy a highly regarded center in Germany and beyond.

Artists-in-Berlin Program DAAD

The Artists-in-Berlin Program – or the »Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD« – is one of the most renowned international programs in the city. It offers a one-year grant to artists in the field of visual arts, literature, music or film. It defines itself as a forum for artistic dialogue that extends beyond cultural, geographical and, especially, political borders. Since 1963, this forum has been highly successful and lively not only through the work and presence of the artists but also through the multifaceted events hosted by the Berliner Künstlerprogramm.

Ballhaus Naunynstraße

The Ballhaus Naunynstraße – re-opened as a trans-local theatre in 2008 – is a focal point for artists of migrant and post-migrant background. It enriches the cultural landscape of Berlin through regular premieres and world premieres of their own productions and collaborations, many international guest performances, a large number of interdisciplinary projects, film series, lectures, discussions, concerts, festivals and local projects on art education. Among other aspects, the Ballhaus Naunynstraße focuses on youth development with the aim of creating more experimental opportunities for the new artistic approaches of young talent.

Berliner Festspiele

The Berliner Festspiele organize a multiplicity of highly specialized festivals, exhibition projects and individual events. Its activities are devoted to the presentation of exceptional contemporary artistic positions in the field of music, the performing arts, the visual arts and literature. The Berliner Festspiele work with numerous curators and jurors who realize projects at the Martin Gropius Bau and at various festivals: MaerzMusik, Theatertreffen, Musikfest Berlin, Foreign Affairs and Jazzfest. The Berliner Festspiele are producers as well as hosts and partners to a range of national and international institutions – from the Berlinale to Berghain, from the Sophiensäle to New York City’s MoMA. As an institution of the German federal government, the primary task of the Berliner Festspiele is to stimulate exchange between the inner and the outer, between the individual and society.

Europäische Gemeinschaft für kulturelle Angelegenheiten [European Community for Cultural Affairs]

The Europäische Gemeinschaft für kulturelle Angelegenheiten (EGFKA), an initiative of scholars and artists, comes forward with theatre performances, discussions, conferences, seminars, courses, trainings and workshops. The intention is to establish a multidimensional and inter-media debate on economy, finance and the Euro crisis, both on the level of content and aesthetics, with a view to creating, together with audiences from Berlin and theatre makers from European countries most affected by the crisis, an oppositional public sphere opposing one-sided and stigmatising media coverage.

German Centre of the International Theatre Institute

The German Centre of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), a promoter of cultural exchange world-wide, is currently the largest international network for the performing arts. As a non-governmental organisation created by UNESCO in 1948, it has offices in more than 100 countries. Its General Secretariat is based in Paris. The German ITI develops and supports international cultural co-operation by providing information services and organising international encounters, specialists’ conferences, theatre festivals (i.e. THEATER DER WELT in Germany), and workshops centred around various aspects of the performing arts.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. In the midst of profound global and planetary transformation processes, HKW re-explores artistic positions, scientific concepts, and spheres of political activity, asking: How do we grasp the present and its accelerated technological upheavals? What will tomorrow’s diversified societies look like? And what responsibilities will the arts and sciences assume in this process?

Tanzfabrik Berlin

Tanzfabrik Berlin functions as an internationally renowned center for contemporary dance. It offers a space for rehearsals, productions, artistic and scholarly research, advanced training, higher education, workshops and regular classes. Its main aim is to focus on the development, presentation and agency of contemporary dance, taking into account the most diverse choreographic and performative approaches. This includes the promotion of young artists, the connection of theory and practice and international exchange.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung