Wednesday 22.04: Community Evening #14- Moving to Berlin as a musician

  • Posted on: 20 April 2015
  • By: Eileen Möller

++ The paperwork side of moving to Berlin as a musician - Getting set-up to live and work in Berlin ++

There is vast number of musicans and people working in music who come to Berlin from all over the world to work here for a certain time period - from spending the summer here to recording an album or settling down here for a few years to those who stay permanently.

While it may be easy in a city like Berlin to meet likeminded people and find a group or music scene to belong to - there are a lot of administrative things that are not as straightforward to understand, especially if you do not speak German fluently and perhaps not even aware that such administrative entries exist or are necessary for a life in Berlin.

What are the first steps that I have to do to get my Berlin life started? What is necessary to be able to work in Germany? What is the Ausländerbehörde ? What are my possibilities concerning getting health insurance? Is it easy to set up a bank account? How can I start a business? Get a tax number? Is there any support if I have a family and kids? As well as where to learn German? etc. 

For this Music Pool Community evening #14 we have invited the knowledgeable AWO consultants: Heike Stapel, Katharina Jetzinger and Gundula Daerr of the AWO offices in Neukölln and Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg to discuss the bureaucratic side of things with you. Among many other social services, AWO provides practical advice to migrants moving to Berlin. The AWO consultants will be joined by fellow musicians and cultural workers living and working in Berlin to tell their personal stories. So far confirmed are - JJ Weihl of the band Fenster, the rapper, poet and DJ Black Cracker, our Music Pool colleague and promoter Melissa Perales, music promoter and booker Natasha Padabed, and Roy Danger, MD and keyborder of The SWAG, residents at Badehaus Szimpla with the regular Swag Jam.

22. April 2015, 7 pm
Badehaus Szimpla, Revaler Str. 99, RAW Gelände, entry near Simon-Dach-Straße
Language: English

DJ: Black Cracker 

Talk: 19:30

DJ Set: 20:30
Free Entry, no registration needed. 

Photo credit: Flickr Daviddje edited Music Pool Berlin

Mittwoch, 22 April, 2015 - 19:00 bis 22:30