producers & artists: together, side by side, against or for each other?

producers & artists: together, side by side, against or for each other?

Mon 19.06.23 | 10:00 - 14:00 CEST
online via zoom

language: English spoken language

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about the workshop

What can collaboration between artists and producers look like? How are responsibilities and work areas divided? How do they intertwine? When do conflicts arise? What makes a good collaboration and how do we want to work together?

The role of the producer can range from service to strategic partnership. In practice, producers often cover a wide range of activities and not infrequently balance on the edge of being overwhelmed. How can producers define their role more precisely and communicate it more clearly? And what demands and wishes do artists have of producers and vice versa?

In this workshop we will look at the different types of collaboration between producers and artists, take a closer look at mutual expectations and explore models for collaboration.

katja sonnemann

Katja Sonnemann works as a freelance producer, lecturer, mentor and consultant. She is the initiator and director of the akademie for performing arts producer of the Alliance of International Production Houses. After studying Applied Theater Studies in Giessen, she worked, among other things, as a tour manager for Sasha Waltz & Guests, was a scheduler/head of the artistic operations office at the Schaubühne and the Gorki Theater in Berlin, and was head of artistic production at the 2005 Theater der Welt festival in Stuttgart. Since 2010 she has been working independently as a producer in the independent performing arts (including with Rimini Protokoll and andcompany&Co.) and is involved in various national and international networks. She gives workshops and seminars and advises various national and international artists and companies

intended participants

The workshop is especially open to duos of artists & producers as well as individual producers, artists with production experience, artists interested in collaborating with producers.

barrier removal

Our workshops are an evolving format, whose processes we are continuously and practice. In doing so, we try to be aware of and respond to barriers, to reduce them as much as possible. This workshop will take place via Zoom. Breakout rooms will be provided. There will be breaks. Questions and comments via chat will be available. If you have any questions in advance about the accessibility of the workshop, please feel free to contact Sofie, via email at

capacity & waiting list

This workshop has a limited contingent of participants. If you register and later realize you can't attend after all, please unregister via email so someone else can take your spot. If the event is already fully booked on our website, you can contact martin, who will keep a waiting list.