Information about the professional Berlin music scene

Information about the professional music scene in Berlin– personal advice and support for transnational musicians

Aim of the project

The aim of the project „ Information about the professional music scene in Berlin – Personal Advice and Support“ is to make the network of the State Music Council available to musicians who were forced to leave their home countries for political reasons.

For newly-arriving musicians, it is difficult to get an overview of the Berlin professional music scene. Often, they lack information on minimum requirements in terms of formal degrees and artistic qualifications, entry opportunities in the field of music, education structures, applying for funding, the social security system for artists or information on starting up a business. In most cases, experiences they made in their home countries cannot be applied.

Typical challenges
  • Where do I find a job as a musician?
  • How can I start working as a freelance musician?
  • Are my degrees and my artistic qualifications recognized in Germany?
  • Educational structures in Germany
  • How can I apply for funding?
  • Contacts and networking
What we offer

In our weekly consultation hours we offer personal advice and support for transnational musicians. The advisory service is provided in German, English and Russian. We can also accompany musicians personally to counseling centers, authorities and other appointments, thus helping them to overcome administrative and language barriers. In addition, the FAQ section and the multilingual interactive map provides musicians with extensive information about the Berlin professional music scene and Berlin’s musical life.

Podcast on what we offer
Programme information and Network

The project is supported with funding from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe’s programme Weltoffenes Berlin (Cosmopolitan Berlin). 

Cooperation Partners: 

Berlin Music Commission
ver.di Berlin-Brandenburg
Berlin Mondiale
Kreativ Kultur Berlin

Upcoming events

Derzeit gibt es keine aktuellen Termine.

The Music Job Market in Berlin - Useful Adresses for Transnational Musicians

This multilingual interactive map presents an overview of the musical landscape in Berlin. Here, you can discover music venues, music schools and counseling centers.
This map is a work in progress; it is continuously growing and will be supplemented with more content.

Choose a category and a district to display the desired information on the map.