Kultur Räume Berlin: Two dance rehearsal rooms “Georg-Knorr-Straße”

Kultur Räume Berlin, represented by Kulturraum Berlin GmbH, awards two subsidized, newly renovated rehearsal/production spaces for dance in Georg-Knorr-Str. 4 in Berlin-Mahrzahn to professionally working artists within the framework of the Arbeitsraumprogramm (ARP, previously supervised by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe) and in cooperation with Gesellschaft für StadtEntwicklung gGmbH. 4 in Berlin-Mahrzahn from June 2021.The location has very good public transport connections: S7 (station Berlin-Mahrzahn, connection to S-Bhf Ostkreuz), streetcar 16, 27, M6, M17 (station Gewerbepark Georg Knorr, connection to S-Bhf Landsberger Allee).

The rooms are located on the 1st floor of a former factory building, on the same floor are, among others, the new Seneca Intensive Studios. The lease is expected to start on 01.06.2021.

Rehearsal room Nr. 1: dance room 123,78 m2 + office 28,68 m2 (plus showers, toilets) -> total monthly costs incl. electricity 997,17 €.

Rehearsal room Nr. 2: dance room 83,03 m2 + office 8,85 m2 (plus showers, WCs) -> total monthly costs incl. electricity 616,84 €.

The rooms are spanned by two beams, at these points the clear room height is 3.46 m and 3.86 m respectively, the door width is 1.25 m in each case. All walls are painted white, the screed floor is covered with a light gray matt color coating, and in the two dance rooms there is a sprung floor and dance carpet.

Detailed information about the rooms can be found here. (Info sheet as pdf for download see below).

Individual artists as well as user groups/associations of up to five tenants per room can apply. The rooms are allocated for 12 or 24 months, extensions are possible up to a maximum of four years. The selection will be made by a sector-specific, independent awarding advisory board for performing arts and dance within the framework of the ARP.

The two viewing dates on 13.04. and 27.04.2021 will take place digitally only.

Pre-registration is required with Kulturraum Berlin GmbH via the following link https://kultur-raeume-berlin.everreal.co/app/public/listings

Visiting dates:

13.04.2021, 16.00-17.30 (online via Zoom)

27.04.2021, 16.00-17.30 (online via Zoom)

Application deadline: 09.05.2021

Infoblatt of Kultur Räume Berlin (German): Vergabe von zwei Tanzräumen+Büro_Georg-Knorr-Str. 4_Infoblatt Kulturraum Berlin GmbH März 2021

With this CryptPad, Kulturraum Berlin GmbH offers the possibility for self-organized networking as a community of users: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/dPX2YXJ9zv-inZyZPDSbjWeT/
It works like a bulletin board, here contacts to other applicants can be searched for in order to clarify or find communities of users in the run-up to the application

Statement by the Recipients of the Tanzpraxis Scholarship

The Tanzpraxis scholarship holders have published a statement on the continuation of the scholarship program:

Emerging from the Round Table for Dance process 2018 which was hosted by the ZTB, and developed within the framework of the working group “Money and More” the Tanzpraxis scholarship pilot project is implemented by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe in 2020 and 2021.

The scholarship is intended to promote the sustainable artistic development of professionally trained and/or working dancers as well as choreographers in Berlin.

​Of the 2,500 dance professionals working in Berlin, 41 have been awarded the 2020/21 Tanzpraxis Fellowship.

Survey for a Dance Mediation Center Berlin

The steering team of the Berlin Dance Mediation Centre (Nora Amin, Elena Basteri, Janne Gregor and Gabriele Reuter) would like to invite you to participate in a survey.

As part of the conception phase of the future Berlin Dance Mediation Centre, we want to collect information, opinions, experiences and wishes in order to collectively shape the concept of the centre. We would highly appreciate it if you could take the time (approx.15 minutes) to give us your input, and/or forward this invitation to potentially interested parties.

German/English/German Sign Language:
https://umfrage-tanzvermittlungszentrum-berlin.questionpro.eu


Easy language:
https://umfrage-tanzvermittlungszentrum-berlin-leichte-sprache.questionpro.eu

The survey was designed by sociologist Melisa Bel Adasme and co-designed by the supporting team (Angela Alves, Elisa Ricci, Joy Christine Ritter, Sven Seeger and Teo Vlad).

We hope to collect all contributions by 3 March.
This is just the very first step along a longer collaborative and participative journey. Let’s start!The steering team of the Berlin Dance Mediation Centre (Nora Amin, Elena Basteri, Janne Gregor and Gabriele Reuter) would like to invite you to participate in a survey.

As part of the conception phase of the future Berlin Dance Mediation Centre, we want to collect information, opinions, experiences and wishes in order to collectively shape the concept of the centre. We would highly appreciate it if you could take the time (approx.15 minutes) to give us your input, and/or forward this invitation to potentially interested parties.

German/English/German Sign Language:
https://umfrage-tanzvermittlungszentrum-berlin.questionpro.eu


Easy language:
https://umfrage-tanzvermittlungszentrum-berlin-leichte-sprache.questionpro.eu

The survey was designed by sociologist Melisa Bel Adasme and co-designed by the supporting team (Angela Alves, Elisa Ricci, Joy Christine Ritter, Sven Seeger and Teo Vlad).

We hope to collect all contributions by 3 March.
This is just the very first step along a longer collaborative and participative journey. Let’s start!

current ztb working groups

Here you find the dates of the current working groups (AGs) of the ZTB e.V. :

2020 / 2021

17 Nov / 18:00 Anniversary / ZTB Jubilee AG
further dates tba

18 Nov./ 18:00 Dance funding AG
another appointment: Wed 16.12.2020

19 Nov/12:00 Dance and Parenthood AG
further dates: Thu 17.12. 2020, Thu 14.01.2021, Thu 18.02.21, Thu 18.03.21

7 Dec / 17:30 Association structure/ honorary office AG
further dates tba

21 Dec / 18:00 Dance Platform 2022 AG

and

January / February 2021 Work culture AG
Kick Off Meeting 9 January, Tanztage
(further dates will be announced later)

You are a ZTB member and are interested in participating actively in one of the working groups (AGs)? Please send us an email:
vorstand(at)ztberlin.de

Some of the AGs are also open to non-members. Just ask if you are interested.

Securing the free art scene in times of Corona

ZTB e.V., Letter, March 15, 2020

Dear Mr Lederer, dear Mr Wöhlert, dear Ms Köhncke,

Let us express our gratitude for your public acknowledgement of the difficult situation artists and cultural workers are facing at the moment.

The cancellation of planned fees for artists of all disciplines will inevitably result in the loss of vital sources of income. This applies to many dance artists and makers based in Berlin who are currently struggling due to the wave of cancellations or indefinite postponements of work within Germany and abroad. The majority of these people do not have financial reserves that can enable them to make ends meet in the coming months. In order to secure the cultural life of the city not only during but also after the crisis, we ask you to act quickly. Please keep in mind the needs and working conditions of artists already in precarious jobs when taking measures to cushion the consequences of the Corona pandemic!

It is urgently necessary to set up an emergency fund for freelance artists of all disciplines, as well as ensuring current project funds can still be accessed readily and in an as unbureaucratic manner as possible, that funding guidelines are adapted as required, payment and accounting modalities are amended to correspond to the current situation.

The emergency fund should cover all lost funds that result from cancellations of projects and performances (both at home and abroad); it should be managed in an unbureaucratic way and payouts from it should be made as non-repayable emergency payments. This ensures the fund is tailored to the specific situation and dependencies of freelance artists and workers in associated professional fields (such as freelance technicians, production managers, dramaturges, etc.).

Dealing with current project-oriented funds:

– Payment of approved funding in full, regardless of planned rehearsals and performances; This has to include rehearsal room rental costs, as otherwise the space-providers would go into insolvency

– Advance payment of project funds to mitigate foreseeable cases of hardship (see e.g. current press release 13.03.2020, Department of Culture Frankfurt >Weblink to press release Department of Culture Frankfurt)
– Reduction of number of compulsory performances in order to be able to make up for lost performances
– Acknowledgement of costs incurred due to cancellations
– Allowance for uncomplicated postponements into the next year
– Coverage of additional costs arising from the postponement of projects
We hope to get through the difficult situation together.

With kind regards,

Cilgia Gadola, Barbara Greiner, Jenny Haack, Moritz Majce, Kareth Schaffer, Kasia Wolinska

The Board of Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e. V.

ZTB Dance Party

14th December 2019

It is time for the DANCE Party! With the great excitement we invite you to join us at the end of our #dance4millions campaign. We will share the final results of the last months’ campaign and announce what’s new for the 2020.
But most of all, we just want to hang out, drink and dance. All types of party goers and non-party goers are welcome. Come say ‘hi’, stay for a toast, dance till we close.
Free entry.

Where: Kule, Auguststr.10, 10117 Berlin

7pm – 8.30pm warm-up set by Ollyollyoxfordfreak
9pm – 11pm open mic
11pm – 1am party dj set
+ VJing by Andreas Thorstensson
( more info coming soon)