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Producing Sustainably!

The Role of Associations, Initiatives and Funding Institutions

2nd part of the discourse series "Sustainability and Independent Artistic Production" of the Berlin Performing Arts Program

What approaches and discussions about sustainability in cultural policy and independent artistic production are still relevant despite the pandemic and why? Over the course of five online formats that build upon each other, the Berlin Performing Arts Program will deal with the topics of sustainability and artistic production. Building upon discussions from the time before the pandemic, climate- and resource-relevant challenges for artists, production managers, members of the community and the institutions of the independent performing arts will be analyzed. Climate-conscious action and sustainable transformation will be placed in a cultural policy context. Together, approaches will be explored in-depth, demands will be formulated and perspectives will be presented that go beyond the current crisis.

Following We're Not Here To Talk About Trees! Sustainability, Cultural Policy and Independent Artistic Production on May 21, the Berlin Performing Arts Program continues the five-part series with Producing Sustainably! The Role of Associations, Initiatives and Funding Institutions.

The events will take place in the form of webinars on the secure platform Eduip and generally last for 60 minutes. The events will be recorded for documentary purposes, but they will not be streamed.  At the end of each event, there will be an opportunity to engage in informal exchanges in small groups.

Event takes place at May 22, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 
Takes place in German.

Schedule of Events

11:00 am
Introductory greetings and an overview of the series of events

11:05 am
eynote speech: The transformative potential of funding conditions, guidelines and joint development goals for the further development of the cultural landscape (Prof. Susanne Keuchel, Deutscher Kulturrat [German Cultural Council])

11:20 am
Round of discussion: Sustainability strategies in policies and in cultural associations with Anne Schneider (Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste), Michael Freundt (Dachverband Tanz), Marc Gegenfurtner (Cultural Office Stuttgart) and Christian Steinau (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), moderated by Katharina Wolfrum (Cultural manager and theatre producer) and Andreas Kohn (environmental expert and theater maker).