Network

Do you see yourself as a protagonist of artistic production in the independent performing arts? Then you can become a member of our association as an individual or with your organization at any time. We do not distinguish between active or passive, regular or institutional members. Everyone is an equal member of the association.

In addition to participating in the members’ assembly, you are also welcome to get involved in our open working groups. These working groups are organized online via the tool Slack. If you are a member and would like to get access to our Slack channel and an overview of the working groups: Simply mail to us via our contact form or visit one of our online onboarding sessions.

In our association statutes, we define the purpose to which we are committed and the projects with which we pursue this purpose. We also describe in detail how the association's activities are structured and which bodies are part of it. The board of the association currently consists of three persons: Béla Bisom, Theresa Heußen and Aliki Schäfer.

You can see our current statutes here (in German).

As part of our association you have a voice within our general association meetings and assemblies. In this way, you support our association ideally and help shape it internally. How far you want to get involved beyond that, e.g. in our working groups, is up to you. Currently, we are thinking about a solidary, graduated membership fee, which can be freely chosen by each member, in order to cover our fixed costs (e.g. domain, hosting, zoom, board liability) in the long run and independent of funding periods.

The network activities are accompanied by three coordinators. We deliberately do not see the coordination team as a management body, but rather as an overview and communication body within and outside the network.

simone anna blumenthal

Simone is coordinator with a focus on finance & administration. Based in Hanover, she additionally works freelance with her agency Oktopus Kulturfinanzierung at the interface between culture and finance, ranging from visual and performing arts to cultural journalism.

photo of Simone Anna Blumenthal (produktionsbande, coordinator finances & administration)
© Helge Krückeberg

sofie luckhardt

sofie is coordinator with a focus on formats. She is also a creative producer, production dramaturg and complicit in dance and independent performing arts. Since 2018 she is part of the performance group THE AGENCY. She has been collaborating with choreographer and performer caner teker since 2020.

photo of Sofie Luckhardt (produktionsbande, coordinator formats)
© Flavio Karrer

martin bien

martin is a coordinator with a focus on communication. He lives in Frankfurt am Main and, in addition to produktionsbande, is a freelance producer for contemporary performances and copywriter for artists and networks.

photo of Martin Bien (produktionsbande, coordinator communication)
on the right; © Marlene Denningmann