The LAFT Berlin - Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V. was founded in 2007. It represents the interests of its over 380 members, including the essential performance venues, groups and independent artists of Berlin, in dealing with politicians and the public. It supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.
The LAFT Berlin runs different projects:
The Berlin Performing Arts Program is intended for all independent theater and dance makers in Berlin. It started in 2013 with the aim to professionalize the independent performing arts, strengthen their infrastructural support and increase their visibility.
The Berlin Performing Arts Festival celebrates the diversity of Berlin’s independent performing arts community at numerous theaters and performance venues throughout the entire city. Since 2016, this annual week-long festival has presented the work and artistic positions of Berlin’s performing artists and groups working in all genres.