Production and Management - Qualification in the context of movement arts

Developing. Professionalizing. Networking.  
Regardless of whether you have been on the market for a long time or you are just starting, PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT support you in your freelance work in the field of the performing arts. See dates below! Until june 2023 we are offering seminars, workshops and consulting for individuals or small group in the following areas: Funding and applications / Marketing and public relations / Business administration/law / Technical production skills / Organization of your artistic work / Movement Sciences

Take your chance for a free further education with a certificate of your participation, orientation on the cultural market, intensive support by the project team and the lecturers, a dialog with experts, exchanges with other artists, network opportunities... 

For whom:
We are looking forward to participants from the fields of dance, circus, movement theater or art pedagogy: artists, choreographers, dramaturges, dancers, dance & circus pedagogues, performers, production managers, project developers, cultural managers and any others related to these fields who are interested.
Our lecturers bring highly professional and pedagogical experiences. They look forward to exchanging ideas and knowledge with you. You have the questions - our experts have the answers.
The project is designed by Seneca Intensiv in cooperation with the Federal Association for Contemporary Circus.
Project duration: 01/2022 - 06/2023
The offer is free of charge.

The project, "Production and Management - Qualification in the context of dance art" is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Therefor there are no fees for the participation.

Registration is informal at
We also welcome expressions of interest. This will enable us to plan further dates and topics.
If you have any questions, please contact us - by email or phone - we will be happy to advise you!
Seneca Intensiv Studios - Georg-Knorr-Str. 4/ Building 10, 12681 Berlin or at selected locations in Berlin
The topics for the consultings - individually or in small groups - are freely selectable. Send us an email with your questions or needs. No matter if you have questions about your business, the direction of your artistic activity, studies or professional orientation, further qualifications, concepts and projects. We are connecting you with the right experts. The consultations can serve as an open-ended orientation as well as a concrete goal-oriented question. Duration of the consultation: 60 - 120 minutes
In the seminars we emphasize a balance of knowledge input by the experts and a practical orientation with goal-oriented exercises and intensive exchange. In some workshops, we will focus on the practical, while working under the guidance of experts. Here you can reflect and develop your own projects, topics, materials or questions with the help of the expert and the other participants.

NEXT workshops:  

So 12.3.23 Bühnenbild - von der Idee zur Umsetzung / Tamara Kanfer / Seneca intensiv Studio / 10am - 4pm

Stage Design - from the Idea to the Realisation

Meaning, role & potentials of a stage design in dance

Development of the stage design through different approaches (collecting inspirations, creating a mood board, budget, possibilities in the space,...)

Exploring space/ places and visually communicating own stage design (as model construction, room drawings, techn. plans,..)

Discuss approaches to research and possibilities for the realisation of the stage design (how much budget, what is available, compilation of possible materials, ...)

Tamara Yael Kanfer - qualified stage designer and artist, works and lives in Vienna and Berlin.

You can bring your own ideas and preliminary designs.

Location: Seneca Intensive Studios

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Sa 18.3.23 Data Protection and Copyright Law for Artists / Janett Wunderlich / Seneca intensiv Studios / 10 am - 4 pm

Aspects relevant to performing artists, their websites and other public relations work!

  • Basics of data protection, e.g. data life cycle, deletion, legal basis of processing, etc.
  • Data protection aspects of: websites, cookies, data protection notice/data protection policy & Co, newsletters - e.g. competition law vs. data protection law
  • Data protection aspects and imprint for social media
  • Calculating the legal risk in data protection
  • Helpful resources to keep up to date & research.
  • German copyright law / licensing of photos and other media

The workshop is mixed in GER+ENG, it is possible to ask questions in English and German as it is German law, but also important for non-German speakers.

Janett Wunderlich is herself an artist and, as a commercial lawyer, a specialist in IT and data protection law. Among other things, she works(worked) as legal and privacy counsel for marketing and software companies as well as in the e-commerce sector and as a data protection officer. Janett's passion is to explain (data protection) legal requirements in a tangible way for outsiders and to show practical solutions.

Sa 22.04.23 Be a Jury Member' Project Description Writing workshop (ENG) / Christine Elbel / Seneca intensiv Studios / 10 am - 4 pm

'Be a Jury Member' - Writing a Project Description. Workshop with Christine Elbel

In this workshop, we will take on the role of jury members. We will read and “judge” application and project descriptions through their eyes. The detailed project description is decisive for a positive decision on funding. But how should it be structured? What must it contain? What can be left out? What should not be missing at all?

Please bring current working application with you to be discussed.

Christine Elbel, experienced application writer, will guide your through the workshop.
She accompany your process of the day and help you to fix rules that are easy to grasp for your next application.
Christine Ebel, Dramaturgin, (artistic) producer, author. She worked for e.g. HAU, Maxim Gorki Theater, Schaubude Berlin.

Fr 12.05.23 Target group orFr 12.05.23 Target group oriented Marketing (ENG/GER) / Sandra Elligiers / Seneca Intensiv Studios / 9:30 am - 3:30

Infos will follow



Lightning Design or circus artists // Maximilian Engel

Arbeit-, Recherche, & Dokumentationsmethoden //

Zielgruppenanalyse für Stückentwicklung und Marketing // Katja Kettner


past workshops, maybe again:

Kulturförderung beantragen. Konzept- & Budgeterstellung.(GER) / mit Melina Gerstemann
Lichttechnik&Lichtdesign. Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten für die Bühne. (GER) / mit Asier Solana/ Dock11 Art Theater
Mein Förderantrag! (Workshop) / mit Melina Gerstemann
Applying for cultural funding. concept & budget (ENG) / with Melina Gerstemann 
Wegweiser Förderung / mit Josephine Reinisch
The Camera Work an The Art of Projection Making, Mapping, Capturing, Scenography (ENG) /
Dario Jurilli - filmmaker and visual artist
My application! - concept writing & budget (ENG/GER) with Melina Gerstemann
Rigging-Grundlagen & Sicherheit in der Luftartistik, Jana Korb, Künstlerin, Kulturwissenschaftlerin, Narrativer Zirkus im öffentlichen Raum // Q-Space
ESPACE OUVERT and the body Tanz, Circus und Körpertheater im öffentlichem Raum /
mit Pablo Volo
Social Media Kompetenz mit Sarah Tehranian
DANCING LIGHTS / Teo Vlad / Katapult Berlin
Kulturförderung beantragen. Konzept- & Budgeterstellung / Melina Gerstemann
Durch Sprache wirken - Kommunikation in künstlerischen Prozessen / Geraldine Mormin
Von der Förderzusage bis zum Verwendungsnachweis / Melina Gerstemann
Klassische Pressearbeit / Nora Gores
Moving Arts in Photography // Sven Hagolani, Photographer & Visual artist Seneca Intensiv Studios,
Berufsfeld Tanz- & Bewegungspädagogik  - Bereiche, Anforderungen, Perspektiven / Tina Weiler, Dipl. Tanzpädagogin
Dance for Life - Professional Perspectives in Dance / Robert Schulz, Bachelor of Arts ‚Tanz‘ Folkwang Universität, Dramaturg & Projektleiter
Tanzgeschichte im Überblick 1-3 / Lena Kunz - Tanzwissenschaftlerin
Geschichte des Klassischen Tanzes / Dr. Katja Vaghi, promovierte Tanzwissenschaftlerin, Tanzpraktikerin
Tanzgeschichte Jazz- & Musical / Leslie Unger, Darstellerin & Tanzpädagogin, Choreografin mit Schwerpunkt Jazz-Dance
Musikgeschichte und angewandte Musiktheorie/ Moderne und Gegenwart / Musik - Jazz und elektronische Musik / Ulrike Buschendorf
Geschichte & Entwicklung des Zeitgenössischen Tanzes/ Dr. Katja Vaghi
Urban Dance Geschichte / Manu Neubauer, Tänzer & Choreograph
Musik - Moderne und Gegenwart / Ulrike Buschendorf
Betriebswirtschaftliche & Rechtliche Grundlagen für Künstler:innen / Dietmar Zimmer
Musikdramaturgie und digitale Musikbearbeitung / Anja Weber
Urban Dance Geschichte & Aktuelles / Manu Neubauer
Tanz im Text I Tanz beschreiben – Schreibwerkstatt / Lena Kunz
Best friends, hardest critics - Dramaturgie für Tanz / Katja Kettner
Moving Arts in Photography 1+2 (GER/ ENG) / Sven Hagolani
Self-Positioning as an artist / Philip Golle
‚Be a Jury Member' - Projektkonzeptionen schreiben (GER) / Tine Elbel
Moving Body & Moving Camera 1+2 Theoretical introduction, contexts, production & practical exercises, Gosia Gajdemska
Research Methods & Organisation in Movement and Performance / Howard Katz