Online-seminars and -lectures, talkshows

Inspiring, informative and stimulating! With the seminars, lectures and talks held as part of the, we would like to present you with interesting facts and the latest news from the industry. 

Please note: All our online-seminars, -lectures and talks are held in German, we ask for your understanding. Thank You!

Think Tank

Jana Korb & Clair Howells
Mon, 12:00 - 13:00 | Online-Think Tank


"The Public Space – an opportunity for post-/pandemic theatre?!" A think tank with Jana Korb and Clair Howells

Jana Korb and Clair Howells take their different perspectives as artists, event organisers and producers as a starting point for a dialogue, so as then in a follow-up think tank to sketch out visions for a post-/pandemic Theatre in the Public Space.

Host: Elena Liesenfeld

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Sonja Laaser
Mon, 13:30 - 15:00 | Online-Lecture


„Contract Law in Times of Corona

Sonja Laaser explains the current legal situation as well as providing answers to the questions:

  • What should I do if my event is cancelled and what recommendations are there for action?
  • What is the definition of such terms as ‘force majeure’ or ‘impossibility of performance’?
  • Do I have a legal claim for a cancellation fee if events are cancelled?

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Florian Städtler
Mon, 15:30 – 17:00 | Online-Seminar


„Hybrid events and virtual collaboration: how can we combine the live experience on site and online?“

Since March 2020 nothing has been the same as it was before in the cultural, events and live communication industry. And even if there will be a “time after corona”, the short-term compulsory virtualisation has changed the industry. What does this mean for everything and for all those whose work depends on the live experience, whose existence depends on live communication, concerts and appearances?

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Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Mon, 17:30 - 19:00 | Online-Lecture


"Upcoming: Circus! – The potential and flexibility of Contemporary Circus in the current events context"

This event offers a short talk together with event organisers and artistes speaking about their experiences from various working perspectives and takes a look at the effectiveness, flexibility and assumptions required for planning Contemporary Circus performance pieces.

Host: Jenny Patschovsky

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Andree Wenzel
Tue, 10:00 - 11:30 | Online-Lecture


"Zirkus ON is not a dream! Artistes and event organisers getting to know each other early on Production processes in Contemporary Circus"

  • What do you see? Descriptions of a production process from the practice of artistes
  • What do you get? What event organisers want and need from a programme
  • Creating together! Giving the imagination free rein – where, how and when are there synergy effects

Zirkus ON is not a dream! We have the imagination to fill these gaps with the experience, expertise and commitment of the circus actors!

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Markus Wörl
Tue, 12:00 - 13:30 | Online-Seminar


"Green Events – sustainable planning in the cultural industry"

This seminar is designed to provide a compact and descriptive overview of the most important fields of action for the sustainable and climate-friendly optimization of your event.
Convince your team, your audience and your municipality to go this way together with you and make clear that sustainability does not automatically mean "renunciation and prohibition".

Host: Urs Jäckle

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Florian Bollig
Tue, 16:30 - 18:00 | Online-Lecture


"Event safety in times of corona"

One thing emerges with absolute certainty from everything we have experienced over the past year, and that is that there is a new “normality” that is confronting us with the challenge of finding suitable concepts for our work and meeting particular requirements.
A pandemic year – what we have been able to learn, what have we been able to shape, where do we go from here? 

Host: Daniel Müller

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Talk - Panel Discussion

Urs Jäckle 
Tue, 18:30 - 20:00 | Online-Talk Panel Discussion


„STAY IN TOUCH - staying in touch with your audience“

In this roundtable discussion, organizers and agencies look back at the ideas and practical approaches that emerged from the imposed creative pause in 2020.

With: Jens Dietrich, Nadja Hauser, Robert Sterzik, Britta Velhagen

Host: Urs Jäckle

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Info-Session Initiative Musik

Julia Waldmann & Simon Theßeling
Wed, 10:00 - 11:30 | Online-Info Session


"Apply now! Funding opportunities of the Initiative Musik for professional musicians".

In order to give artists and music companies better access to funding opportunities, the International Tour Funding, Streaming Expansion and Artist Funding will be presented.

Host: Stella Roeber

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Stefan Behr
Wed, 12:00 - 13:30 | Online-Seminar


"Strategic Planning in Crises for Organisers and Artists"

The seminar provides basic guidelines for the development of strategies in times of crisis. The focus is on resource- and opportunity-oriented approaches.

Host: Urs Jäckle

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Dr. Jacqueline Plum
Wed, 14:30 - 16:00 | Online-Lecture


"Fundraising made easy"

Whether sponsoring, donating or funding foundations, the basic principle is the same: to inspire others about one's project and to demonstrate the impact it can achieve.

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Heleen de Boever & Marina Rieger
Wed, 16:30 - 18:00 | Online-Lecture


"Sustainable Touring - a conversation"

This keynote talk by speaker Heleen de Boever (Aurora Nova Agency) and moderator Marina Rieger (Federal Association of Contemporary Circus) is intended to be an interactive introductory format for a discussion of sustainable transformation of tour planning, productions and events.

This talk is an invitation to discuss the difficulties currently facing circus troupes and touring companies in making their practice more environmentally friendly.

Host: Marina Rieger

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Save the date(s)

34th IKF 2022
23. – 26. Jan 2022

35th IKF 2023:
22. - 25. Jan 2023


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