We advise and support you comprehensively in all questions relating to:
- Career opportunities in the music industry
- Recognition of qualifications
- Applying for grants
- Social security for artists (KSK)
Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by arrangement
Lübecker Str. 23, 10559 Berlin
Please contact us by email to arrange an appointment.
Contact: Mona Katawi, e-mail: Katawi@landesmusikrat-berlin.de
Consultations at the Kulturförderpunkt
The Kulturförderpunkt (Culture Funding Point) offers free-of-charge consultations that provide basic orientation for project funding. We accompany you to the consultation appointment and guide you through the process. Translation into Arabic and English is provided if required.
Prior registration (at least one week in advance) is mandatory. Please send an email to Katawi@landesmusikrat-berlin.de to make an appointment.
Berlin Mondiale is a city-wide network of art in the context of migration, asylum and exile. It unites children, young people and young adults with immigrant background and cultural institutions in Berlin, thus bringing together the arts and cultures of the world. Among the participating cultural institutions are large, state-subsidized institutions as well as production sites of the independent scene. They work in the fields of fine arts, film, literature, museum, music, dance and spoken theater / performance.
Berlin Mondiale is committed to paving the way for employment in the field of art and culture for people with immigrant background and to opening up creative spaces. As a comprehensive advisory and competence center, Berlin Mondiale offers support where it becomes necessary - often in the form of accompanying projects through advice, translation or supervision of specific topics. In addition, network meetings are organized for all participants who have a further training and exchange character. Berlin Mondiale sees itself as a flexible construct, which develops and grows especially in exchange with each other
For more information, visit the Berlin Mondiale website.
Berliner Philharmoniker – Initiative for Refugees
The Berliner Philharmoniker invites people who have experienced migration to get to know the Philharmonie and its orchestra. The offer is aimed at children, adolescents and adults and ranges from free tickets for concerts to active participation in creative projects. You can listen or play, visit only once or engage in projects for a longer period of time.
The Philharmonie aims at discovering and promoting musical talents and bringing people together though a creative exchange. It also wishes to create the possibility of long-term relationships and networking with people of all ages.
An overview of the Philharmonie’s projects can be found here.
Berlin Music Commission
(BMC) is the centre for the Berlin music economy. The format „Sprechstunde Musikwirtschaft (Music Business Consulting) is a coaching and consulting program and offers interested BMC members and further music companies in Berlin goal oriented support regarding current questions. The focus is on topics such as strategy development for companies, cooperation counseling, promotion consulting, financial management, copyright, process optimization and management.
As part of the project “Information about the Music Job Market in Berlin” The BMC has arranged for a contingent of seats for the event. Please contact us if you are interested in participating: Katawi@landesmusikrat.de
CreAid Berlin - Integation through Creativity
The networks Berlin Music Commission and Clubcommission Berlin as well as Flux FM are co-operating with the State Music Academy of Berlin, Riverside studios, the Future Berlin Trust and other to provide a platform to foster the integration of refugee musicans and music makers in Berlin. In conjucntion with the Senates Adminstration for Economy, Technolgy and Research it is aimed to create a network that can bring all the various parties together. The long-term goal being to enable the re-entry into the working world in Berlin for the affected.
Universität der Künste, Berlin Career College_ Artist Training for Professionals
The project ARTIST TRAINING for Professionals is a qualification opportunity offered by the Berlin Career College aiming to the qualification, consulting and networking of artists in exile. During the three editions of the project from July 2018 to March 2020, in addition to an introductory course, four complementary modules provide information and contacts on the following four fields: music, fine arts, performing arts and film. Networking-events facilitate connections within the respective artistic sector, while consulting activities examine in depth individual situations. Goals are the networking with the Berlin cultural and creative industries by getting to know the institutions and their employees, the establishment on the Berlin labor market and the strategic positioning in the respective artistic orientation.
Music Pool Berlin
Music Pool Berlin is the central place to go for musicians and people working in the music business, living and working in Berlin. The consultations and training offered by expert professionals and key players in the music scene will supply musicians with information and experience, professional development, as well as network opportunities direct from within the scene. The goal is to help each musician with tools and information to be better equipped to make a living in the current music business.
The information portal for artists and creatives working internationally. Touring artists provides answers to questions regarding international mobility for artists, creatives and persons engaged in the cultural sector in Germany as well as those who want to work in Germany.
Touring artists is a joint project of the Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste IGBK and the International Theatre Institute in Germany ITI, initiated and supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media BKM.
Bandbüro Berlin is a project established by the ORWOhaus e.V., funded by Musicboard Berlin. The Bandbüro is supporting young talented bands and helps to connect and promote the network between them and other participants in the field of music and considers itself a central point-of-contact for who wants to support young bands personally, individually and target-oriented.
ZAV Placement Service - Performing Arts
The ZAV focuses on promoting young artists in the areas of stage, TV, film, entertainment, music and advertisement. The ZAV has an array of professional, hand-picked performing artists.
Each year the ZAV organizes events to present artists from the areas of opera, musical, drama, dance or artistry - to potential future employers, accompanying them into their very first bookings.
For more information, click here.
SKILLFRIED is a platform where you can find professional cooperation partners and present completed projects in your portfolio.
SKILLFRIED focuses on the concise presentation of completed music projects. Participating actors (artists, freelancers, companies, agencies, etc.) can be identified by their project roles. The linked actors can also summarize their references / expertise in the form of profiles in which their roles are referenced by the projects in which they were involved.
SKILLFRIED is first and foremost what professional project makers make of it: a portfolio portal where you discover exciting music projects and good people. Free of charge.
SKILLFRIED is funded by the Berlin Senate (Culture and Europe) under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The goal is to offer creative people a networking and mediation platform in Berlin and worldwide.
For more information, click here.
Ver.di combines experience and expertise in industries and professions in the field of music. As a union, it fights for the interests of employees and freelancers. In cooperation with the Landesmusikrat Berlin, ver.di expands its existing advisory services, especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, copyright and social counseling. Seminars are free of charge for musicians who are mediated through this project. The State Music Council offers translation services and accompanies musicians in the target group to counseling sessions.
The aim of Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin is to advise and inform you and to help you connect with other industry players. From start-up to existing businesses Kreativwirtschaftsberatung supports your creative self-employment by providing free-of-charge, face-to-face consultations. In an orientation counselling, your start-up ideas will be shaped and your individual business plan developed. You will also get information about suitable funding offers. Kreativwirtschaftsberatung also hosts events such as workshops and network evenings.
Click here to book an appointment.
Club Consult is a project initiated by the Clubcommission Berlin – the association of Berlin’s club, party and event organisers.
The project provides consultancy for the management of clubs and event locations in Berlin with a focus on sustainability. It brings together experts from the club sector with experts from technical sectors such as planners, architects, technical inspection companies, legal and business consultancies.
The consultation is free of charge for Clubcommission members.
Creative Service Center
Advice for artists and freelancers working in the creative industry of Berlin in English Creative Service Center offers free advice and information for artists and freelancers working in the creative industries of Berlin. CSC helps to develop and promote artistic and cultural projects. They organize and provide workshops and courses in marketing, promoting and funding your creative ideas and support you on your way to becoming a successful artistic freelancer. Click here to book an appointment and to find their current program and courses.