Events Archive 2021

Pitfalls, experiences and tips related to the management of acquired project funds

Date: 9. December 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: online

As a continuation of our previous online information session focusing on the writing of project proposals and the search for funding opportunities, the next session is dedicated to the final but equally important aspect of a project implementation: the management of received funds. During this session, together with Nadine Lorenz, our guest expert, we will discuss the following and similar topics regarding the management of the project’s finances:

  • First steps after the project’s approval.  
  • Finance management: keeping track of the project expenses, while having in mind the different funding bodies.
  • Writing an invoice.
  • The difference between a fee contract and a contract for work and services in Germany. 
  • Spending funds: “call for payment”, “settlement offer”, “endorsement”, and “proof of payment”. 
  • Confidence in communicating with funding bodies. 
  • Writing a “Proof of use and factual report” in an uncomplicated and clear manner.
  • Trello: an example of a project organising tool.

*Nadine Lorenz*

Nadine Lorenz, close up with white background
Nadine Lorenz

Nadine Lorenz holds a degree in Sociology and has been working in the cultural sector since 2008, focusing on the financing and implementation of art and cultural projects.
In 2008, she grounded the association WerkStadt Kulturverein, where she carried out a large number of projects and worked as its managing director until 2016. Between 2010 and 2019, Lorenz implemented various environmental projects in Nordneukölln. In 2018, Nadine Lorenz joined the team of the association Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln, where she took over the finance management of the “48 Stunden Neukölln” festival. Since 2020, together with Ilka Normann, Lorenz has been working as a co-director of the association Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln.
Through her long experience in working directly with artists, Nadine Lorenz could gain a solid insight of the pitfalls related to funding and develop an expertise in the financial management of art and cultural projects. 

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Online information session for international artists in Berlin

Date: 18. November 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: online

We invite art, culture and media professionals to our next online consultation. Our experienced advisors will provide insights into the topics of starting a business, career planning for artists, immigration law and the labor market, and the structure of the art and creative scene in Berlin. We will also talk about organizational topics such as the artists’ social security fund and much more.
We invite you to send us specific questions on these and other topics for discussion.
The session is free and open to all.

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From the concept to the project proposal

Date: 4. November 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: online

Are you wondering how to approach the writing for a grant application? Do you want to learn how to proceed with it step by step? During this online information session, an expert from the Cultural Funding Consulting Service of the association Kreativ Kultur Berlin will answer your questions about submitting a cultural or artistic project application. In a keynote speech, our guest Ann-Kathrin Rudolf will introduce the topic and guide you through the process, from the idea to the project application’s submission, on the basis of two examples. She will then answer your questions.

Ann-Kathrin Rudorf, portrait with black dress, smiling
Ann-Kathrin Rudorf (Photo by Kulturprojekte Berlin)

* Ann-Kathrin Rudorf *

Since 2021, Ann-Kathrin Rudorf has been part of the advisors’ team for cultural funding at Kreativ Kultur Berlin. The future of the independent sector, the promotion of young artists, as well as the critical evaluation of working and production conditions are core concerns for the freelance curator, art mediator, and art manager. Already during her art studies, Rudolf advised her fellow students on questions of cultural funding. Ann-Kathrin Rudorf was responsible for the International Studio Program of the city of Weimar. Moreover, she worked for the gallery EIGEN+ART in Berlin, and got well acquainted with the surrounding area of Berlin by managing the municipal gallery of the city of Bernau.

* Kreativ Kultur Berlin *

Kreativ Kultur Berlin is the first point of contact for cultural and creative professionals in the capital who have questions about project financing, cultural funding, professionalisation and self-employment, or who are planning a start-up project. Kreativ Kultur Berlin’s experienced consultants inform, advise and liaise across all sectors and industries – from artists to start-ups. Their services are competent, unbureaucratic and free of charge.

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Tanzbüro Berlin: Overview of funding opportunities in the field of dance and performing arts

Date: 3. November 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Uferstudios, Uferstr. 23, 13357 Berlin

During this consultation-workshop, Jenny Haack from the organisation Tanzbüro Berlin will give an insight into possibilities of obtaining financial support as a professional in the fields of performing arts and dance: applying to project funding, residencies, local and international scholarships, thematic or contextual funding programs- such as NEUSTART KULTUR. Moreover, Jenny Haack will touch upon the consulting services and networks related to the dance sector, with focus on Berlin, but also in Germany and on an international level. 
Most importantly, this consultation session aims to give space to and centres on the questions of the participants. 

The workshop will take place at the Uferstudios in Berlin Wedding, and a tour of the venue will be part of the event. 

The participation is open to artists from all disciplines and is free of charge. 
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Participation in the workshop is limited to 15 participants and is subject to compliance with the current COVID-19 regulations in Germany. Indoors, the wearing of a mouth and nose covering (with a FFP2 or medical mask) is mandatory. We are guided by the currently valid hygiene regulations of the Uferstudios.

The event is accessible for people with mobility impairments. Participants with visual impairments or blindness can be assisted.

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“Tanzbüro Berlin was founded in 2005 as a central point of contact for the Berlin dance scene. It provides information both for dance artists and dance enthusiasts. We are committed to advising artists, bringing together stakeholders, ideas and resources, supporting the arts and throwing a spotlight on the city’s varied dance landscape.
Tanzbüro Berlin helps Berlin dance artists with an extensive range of free advice, extending from individual conversations to group seminars, peer-to-peer workshops and our six-month CPD module tandem.”

Uferstudios: view of the courtyard of the industrial site with brick walls and a chimney in the middle

*Jenny Haack*

Jenny Haack has been working in the management duo of Tanzbüro Berlin since May 2021. She first moved to Berlin in the early 1990s and is now strongly rooted in Berlin’s independent dance and art scene. As part of her various activities, she founded and has been directing, since 2017, the “soundance festival berlin”. Additionally, Jenny Haack was a board member of Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin, between 2019 and 2021. Her curiosity about new interfaces of dance, art and society shapes her work in the fields of consulting, organisation and networking. As a trained artist and dancer-choreographer, she has also been working as a cultural manager, curator, lecturer and festival director for several years.

Jenny Haack: portrait of the woman with red jacket, smiling in front of a brick wall
Jenny Haack

Experimental Art Practice at LaborBerlin e.V. – shooting with and developing B&W 16mm film material

Date: 25. October 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

At the beginning of this one-day workshop, Kornel Szilágyi, the workshop’s facilitator and a long-term LaborBerlin member, will give an introduction to the history, structure, and activities of the collective. Following this introduction, Kornel will teach the participants how to load and shoot with an Arri BL 16mm camera. Additionally, in this workshop, participants will learn how to develop the shot 16mm film material (Foma 100 ASA B/W reversal film) in a darkroom, by using a LOMO tank and the “caffenol” alternative photographic process. The participants will then get a short introduction to LaborBerlin’s 16mm film scanner. This will be followed by a discussion about the learnt techniques. At the end of the workshop, the shot and processed material will be transferred into digital files, but also screened in its original 16mm film format.

This workshop is in person and will be held at LaborBerlin’s premises: Prinzenalle 58, 13359 Berlin. The number of participants is limited and participation is subject to compliance with Berlin’s current COVID-19 (“2G”) regulations.

The participation is free of charge.
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* Kornél Szilágyi *

Photo of Kornél Szilágyi
Still from the film “Way to a higher dimention” by Kornél Szilágyi

Kornél Szilágyi is a Hungarian, Berlin-based artist filmmaker. Szlágyi holds a PhD degree from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Since 1995, he has been working artistically under the pseudonym of Igor Buharov, in collaborative projects together with Nándor Hevesi (aka Ivan Buharov). Their works are shot mainly on Super 8 film material and combine experimental film methods with aspects of storytelling. The Buharov artistic duo has showed works internationally. The following link gives an overview of their artistic practice:

Kornél Szilágyi is an active member of LaborBerlin film collective with a long-term experience in initiating, organising and running workshops around analogue film practices. 

* LaborBerlin *

Photo of 16mm Filmmaterial seen through a magnifiying glass
Photo by LaborBerlin

“LaborBerlin e.V is a nonprofit, independent film collective, open to every individual interested in artist-run initiatives and especially in analogue film practice, which embraces a more experimental and D.I.Y., craft approach to film production. The Lab is a meeting point of exchange and engagement of ideas and experiences around filmic creation.

Every new member is introduced to the lab and has the opportunity to learn how to use its facilities, in order to autonomously pursue personal projects. In addition, LaborBerlin e.V., independently or in collaboration with other artist-run collectives or institutions, organises screenings that explore different themes and holds regular workshops teaching various technical aspects of analogue film production.” (