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Theaterpreis des Bundes: Award winners have been selected
With the 5th Theaterpreis des Bundes, Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture and Media, honors medium-sized and smaller theater companies, also outside the metropolises. The award ceremony will take place on October 11, 2023 at the Berliner Festspiele. Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Theaterhaus Jena, Chamäleon Theater and LOFT - DAS THEATER will be honored.
B.A.L.L. & Bundesweite Artist Labs 2023
Artists from all genres and disciplines dealt with questions of audience acquisition and retention in 64 self-directed lab formats. At the second Bundesweite Artist Labor der Labore - B.A.L.L. for short - on October 20 and 21, 2023 at Kampnagel in Hamburg, joint research was taken to the next level.
Der „Fall CHICKS*” beim WILDWECHSEL-Festival
Der „Fall CHICKS*” beim WILDWECHSEL-Festival betrifft uns alle. Und wir betonen gerne: „Lecken” ist gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste ...
Shield & Shine
150 Kulturinstitutionen sind erstunterzeichnende Mit-Initiator*innen der Kampagne „Shield & Shine“ der VIELEN. Darunter auch der Fonds. DIE VIELEN rufen dazu auf mit Diskussionen und Demonstrationen verstärkt für eine plurale, demokratische Gestaltung der Welt zu glänzen und dem Rechtsextremismus entschlossen entgegenzutreten.
DENNOCH! – Zur Lage der Freien Künste
In the funding project “Bundesweite Artist Labs” artists investigated the resilience of the independent performing arts are. The documentary by Janina Möbius compiles their results and experiences. Currently on tour in Germany!
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Global Village Projects 2023 - Eine Dokumentation
30 Nov 2023
Confrontations with reality
22 Nov 2023
Artistic director Wagner Carvalho, artist Magda Korsinsky, and dramaturge Fabian Larsson from Ballhaus Naunynstraße in conversation with Christine Wahl on the award of the Theaterpreis des Bundes 2023.
New connections, new narrative forms
17 Nov 2023
At the closing event of the Bundesweite Artist Labs 2023 (B.A.L.L.), it became clear just how committed the independent theater scene is to exchanging ideas with each other and with the audience – and how it cultivates mindful interaction with each other in challenging times.
Thuringia? No problem!
15 Nov 2023
The creative director and director Lizzy Timmers, the actress Pina Bergemann and the dramaturge Hannah Baumann from the Theaterhaus Jena in conversation with Christine Wahl about the award of the Theaterpreis des Bundes in the category of municipal and state theaters.
"Theater is not an instruction manual"
14 Nov 2023
Rimini Protokoll presented the production "Konferenz der Abwesenden" at the B.A.L.L. at Kampnagel. Annette Stiekele spoke to Daniel Wetzel, who, together with Stefan Kaegi and Helgard Haug, has been inviting audiences to exciting theatrical experiments for the last 20 years.
With different eyes
13 Nov 2023
The debate about sustainability has long since reached the theater. In a lab presentation at the B.A.L.L., the kollektiv:proton showed just how flexibly the topic can be interpreted.
About the Fonds
With its funding lines, the Fonds continues the specific support of the independent performing arts.
The Fonds Darstellende Künste not only supports projects, but is also a service and consulting partner for independent artists, collectives and institutions. The office advises interested parties and artists on aspects of the application process as well as on structural and organizational issues beyond the scope of its own funding programs.
The Fonds Darstellende Künste
For over 30 years, the Fonds Darstellende Künste has been one of the six federal cultural promotion funds supporting the art and cultural landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany, with a special focus on promoting the independent performing arts.