This is your personal “My Opera” area. This is where you can update your private details, profile settings and password and/or log out.

Your applications in the administrative / editorial area

9 November 2018

The Berlin Declaration of The Many

Art creates spaces for change


Further information under

As creators of arts and culture in Germany we do not stand above things. Rather we have both feet firmly on the ground – the very ground upon which one of the worst state crimes against humanity was committed. This country has seen art vilified as degenerate and culture being abused for purpose of propaganda. Millions of people were murdered or driven into exile, amongst them many artists.

Today we see arts and culture as well as their venues, i.e. museums, theatres, galleries, clubs and urban places as open spaces belonging to many. We view our society as a plural gathering - an encounter of different interests that find each other in the spaces between. Democracy needs to be renegotiated daily – but always on the premise that it concerns us all, every single one of us, as beings of multiple possibilities!

By attacking cultural institutions as agents of this societal vision, right-wing populism stands in hostile opposition to the art of the many. Right-wing groups and parties frequently disrupt events, aim to determine repertoires, polemicise against the freedom of art and above all are working on the re-nationalisation of culture. Their disrespectful reaction to people seeking refuge, to dedicated artists and dissidents, clearly shows how they plan to deal with our society should a shift of power in their favour become reality.

We, the supporters of Berlin theatres, art galleries, museums and cultural spaces and their associates reject these attempts with a clear position:

• The cultural institutions signing this declaration will lead an open and critical dialogue that creates awareness in regards to right-wing strategies. The Institutions engage in these dialogues with all participants as well as the public under the premise that their institutions have a commitment to advancing our society democratically.

• All signatories commit themselves to not providing a platform for racist-nationalist propaganda.

• We reject the illegitimate attempts made by right-wing nationalists to exploit art and cultural events for their own purposes.

• We unite in solidarity with people who, in the light of right-wing politics, are further marginalised within our society.

Solidarity over privilege. It’s about all of us. Freedom for the Arts!

The undersigned - Status: 9 November 2018

Acker Stadt Palast – Freie Bühne Mitte e.V.
Acud Galerie/ Karma Ltd. Extended
ada Studio & Bühne für zeitgenössischen Tanz
ADKV – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine e.V.
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Allianz der Freien Künste
Atze Musiktheater

Ballhaus Naunynstraße
Ballhaus Ost
Bar jeder Vernunft
bbk berlin
Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst
Berliner Ensemble
Berliner Festspiele
Berliner Festspiele / Bundeswettbewerbe
Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Between Bridges
Bund der Szenografen
Bund Deutscher Amateurtheater e. V. (BDAT)
Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler e. V. (BBK-Bundesverband)
Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e. V.
Bundesverband Popularmusik e.V.
Bundesverband Theater im Öffentlichen Raum

C/O Berlin
cie. toula limnaios / HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V.
Der Literarische Salon Britta Gansebohm
Deutsche Oper Berlin
Deutscher Bühnenverein – Bundesverband der Theater und Orchester
Deutscher Komponistenverband
Deutscher Kulturrat
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Deutsches Theater
Deutschsprachige Opernkonferenz
Dramaturgische Gesellschaft

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
ensemble-netzwerk e.V.

FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum
Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V.
Forum Zukunft Kultur der Stiftung Zukunft Berlin
Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin

Galerie Kai Dikhas
GRIPS Theater
Gropius Bau

HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Haus am Lützowplatz (HaL)
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Haus für Poesie
Heimathafen Neukölln
HZT – Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin

IG Jazz Berlin
initiative neue musik berlin e.V.
internationales literaturfestival berlin
Internationales Theater Institut (ITI)

Jazzfest Berlin
jugendtheaterwerkstatt Spandau
Julia Stoschek Collection

Karneval der Kulturen
Koalition der Freien Szene
Komische Oper Berlin
Konzerthaus Berlin
Kulturhaus „alte feuerwache“
Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V.
Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Kunstverein Tiergarten e.V.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art

LAFT Berlin – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V.
Lake Studios Berlin
LesArt, Berliner Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur
Lettrétage e.V.
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin e.V.
Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus
Literaturhaus Berlin

MACHmit! Museum für Kinder
MaerzMusik. Festival für Zeitfragen
Märkisches Museum – Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin
Maxim Gorki Theater
Mobile Dance e. V.
Musikfest Berlin

Netzwerk freie Literaturszene BERLIN e. V.
neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK)
Neue Institut für Dramatisches Schreiben – NIDS
Neuköllner Oper

RambaZamba Theater
Rat für die Künste
RIAS Kammerchor
Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Rundfunkchor Berlin

Sasha Waltz & Guests
Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten
Savvy Contemporary
Schaubude Berlin
Schaubühne Berlin
Schwules Museum
Staatsballet Berlin
Staatsoper Berlin
Stadtbibliothek Pankow
Stadtmuseum Berlin
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg
Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V.
TanzZeit e. V. Berlin
Theater im Delphi
Theater o.N.
Theater Strahl
Theater Thikwa
Tipi am Kanzleramt

Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker e. V.
Urania Berlin e. V.

Verband Deutscher Puppentheater e. V.
Vereinigung Alte Musik Berlin
Volksbühne Berlin

weißensee kunsthochschule berlin

Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e. V.
Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik