Events Archive

Law and taxes for transnational artists, culture and media professionals

Date: 17. March 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

During our next online information session, following the suggestions sent by many of you, we will again discuss administrative topics such as accounting, invoicing, choice of legal form and contract basics. Our guest expert, Dietmar Zimmer, with whom we had the pleasure to work twice in 2021, will give another general insight on these and similar issues. After the presentation, in the second part of our online session, we will focus on your feedback and questions. 
In case you have specific questions, we kindly invite you to send them beforehand, until 15.03.22.
The participation is free of charge. The session is held in German, with consecutive interpreting into English.
For registration and enquiries, please write to:

* Dietmar Zimmer *

Portrait of Dietmar Zimmer, a man with blond hair, black jacket and glasses, in a white room
Dietmar Zimmer

Dietmar Zimmer holds a degree in business administration and an MBA. He has been working as an independent management consultant, coach and lecturer for over 20 years. His consulting focus is on the business side of setting up and running a company, especially in the areas of accounting and taxes, choice of legal form, commercial accounting and business plan preparation. He works across all sectors, but his focus is on art and culture, crafts and services.

Online information session for transnational artists, culture and media professionals in Berlin

Date: 17. February 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

We invite transnational artists, as well as culture and media workers to our next general online information session. Our experienced advisor will provide insights into topics, such as funding opportunities, the structure of the art and creative scene in Berlin, and organisational topics, e.g., the German artists’ social security scheme (the Künstlersozialkasse).
We kindly invite you to send us your specific questions on these and other topics, by Tuesday, 15.02.22.
The session is free of charge and open to all.
For registration and queries:

Online information session: Overview of funding opportunities in the field of dance and performing arts with Jenny Haack from Tanzbüro

Date: 13. January 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: online

The online consultation session offers an insight into various funding formats and programs – from project funding, performing arts to residencies, work and research grants, current funding programs, such as NEUSTART KULTUR – as well as advisory services and networks, related to the field of dance and performing art in Berlin and on a (inter)national level.

At the end of the information session, there will be a Q&A with the participants.

* Jenny Haack *

Portrait of Jenny Haack: woman with short, blonde hair and blue dress
Jenny Haack, Photo by Heidi Scherm

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.

* Tanzbüro *

“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.”

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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. 

For registration and inquiries:

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.

For registration and queries: