UN joining “Expert Conference: Ohn(e)Macht:

New Ways for Jury & Selection Procedure of the German Association of Independent Performing Arts, Frankfurt

On September 29 and 30, 2022, warmed with blankets, the second “Promoting Connections” professional conference took place at the NAXOS production house in Frankfurt am Main with the theme of jury and selection procedures. Representatives of the nine nationally active alliances festivalfriends, flausen+, FREISCHWIMMEN, Netzwerk Freier Theater (NFT), PERSPEKTIV:WECHSEL, produktionsbande, Tanz weit draußen, United Networks and Zirkus ON and guests came together to engage in direct exchange, work together on content and deepen networking.

On Thursday, after inputs and a panel discussion by Lena Prabha Nising, Tessa Hart, Marie Senf and Anna Steinkamp, working groups started to work on the topics of contemporary composition of juries, the work as a juror, selection procedures for leading positions and working atmospheres after the selection.

On Friday morning, the cooperation event “Politics Meets Independent Theater”, organized by the BFDK, laPROF Hessen e.V. and the Festival-AG of “Politics in Independent Theater”, with the cultural-political table talks, enabled an intensive exchange between actors of the independent scene and invited politicians, namely Philipp Breiner (CDU Hessen), Gernot Grumbach (SPD Hessen), Dr. Skadi Jennicke (DIE LINKE), Mirrianne Mahn (GRÜNE Frankfurt am Main), Jan Schalauske (DIE LINKE Hessen), Mirjam Schmidt (GRÜNE Hessen), Christina Stausberg (SPD) and Peter Paul Thoma (FDP Frankfurt am Main).

The documentation of the event and its results is planned for December 2022 in the form of a brochure on the BFDK website.


The event is finished.


Sep 29 2022


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