PAMPA is a new international network for producers, agents, managers etc. based in Europe. It’s the result of 18 months of discussions, surveys, meetings, and analysis and creates a professional association for producers, agents, managers etc. who work in the performing arts.

Forged from the collective labour of a working group of producers, managers, agents etc. from across Europe it aims to build cooperation between us and demystify the roles of the producer, agent, manager etc. It also aims to share knowledge; create a system of professional support; establish a set of guidelines for ethical, sustainable, and inclusive work practices; advocate for our profession; and protect our rights.

Genesis In December 2020, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and LAPAS launched the initiative of brainstorming-inventing-creating a network for international producers, agents, managers etc. based in Europe.

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD), the German Dance Association, operates as a network of outstanding dance associations and institutions since 2006 – regardless of any aesthetic differences, varying production methods and specific careers in dance. It develops policy papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany and implements them in its projects. DTD is lead partner in the nationwide funding programmes and the representative of the German Dance Award. Since 2012, DTD hosts the informal network of independent performing arts producers, called InfoPlus – it is a platform for exchange of know-how and experiences for producers based in Germany. Since 2016, the DTD has been offering international InfoPlus meetings as well.
DTD is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. 

L’Association des Professionnels de l’Administration du Spectacle (LAPAS) is a French umbrella organization bringing together professionals from the fields of  administration, production, distribution and communication that work with companies, production offices and artists in the independent performing arts sector in order to think through and address the issues at the heart of these professions.

PAMPA Steering Group

Ian Abbott, Silvia Albanese, Ann-Jette Caron, Maxine Devaud, Marion Gauvent, Jana Grünewald, Stéphane Hivert, Vicenç Mayans, Magnus Nordberg, Anikó Rácz, Katja Sonnemann, Laura Trocan, Leonie Wichmann, Rachel Feuchtwang, and Ad Lib Diffusion (Anna Giolo, Klara Kühn, Charlotte Wacker)

Funders & Supporters

PAMPA is supported by the -> German Dance Association`s programme -> Kreativ-Transfer, with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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