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Sat, 25 Mar



"Can you still afford it?"

Creative professions between the free scene and the market Panel discussion to participate. Just drop by, no registration is necessary.

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"Can you still afford it?"
"Can you still afford it?"

Time & Location

25 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

Munich, Maria-Theresia-Strasse 23, 81675 Munich, Germany

About the event

We ask Munich authors: Do we have to adapt our art and literature to the market or free ourselves from it? What does it mean to choose to make a living from art? What does it do to your own creative work if you have to earn a living with it? What if the breakthrough comes? What if he's absent?

We cordially invite artists, authors, anyone who (maybe) want to become one and anyone interested to discuss the above questions with us and the guests.


Dana by Suffrin 

Dana von Suffrin, Author, Historian. Studied in Munich, Naples and Jerusalem. Writes prose, theater texts, essays (BR, SZ, NZZ). Her debut novel "Otto" (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2019) has received numerous awards. In 2022 her second radio play “Blut” (BR, directors: Christiane Huber, Pauline Seibold, nomination for the ARD radio play award) was released.

Raphaela Bardutzky 

Raphaela Bardutzky is a freelance author and dramaturge from Munich.

In 2016, together with Theresa Seraphin, she founded the "Netzwerk der Münchner Theatertexter*innen", an alliance of writing theater artists* that is committed to the promotion and diversity of contemporary theater texts. Raphaela Bardutzky's playlibertinewas awarded the Munich Literature Scholarship in 2017.Fisher FritzIn 2022 it won the audience award for the New Drama Award at the Munich Kammerspiele, was one of the winning plays at the Author:innentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin in 2022 and was recommended for translation by Eurodram. In the 22/23 season, her dramas will be seen at theaters in Heidelberg and Lübeck, as well as at Schauspiel Leipzig and Schauspiel Graz.

Raphaela Bardutzky is also part of the curatorial team for the LIX reading series, which takes place four times a year at the HochX theater in Munich. With the Association of Independent Reading Series eV, she is committed to fair fees in the literary business and has the volume:in rows. Organizing in the free literary scene, which was published by mosaik Salzburg in 2022, initiated and co-edited.

Gabi Blum

Gabi Blum is a visual artist, curator and activist based in Munich. She moves between installation, performance and video art and repeatedly creates partly public spaces and platforms for herself and others. In Neuhausen, for example, she initiated the Kunsthaus Raab project space and transformed a former shoe store that had been vacant for a long time into a turbulent art project with several successive and stacking exhibitions, actions and performances, which she finally assembled into a total work of art. This process-oriented and experimental way of working is typical for Blum, who often works in networks and collective structures and is always committed to an active art scene in Munich . This is also the case with the initiative K&K - Bündnis Kunst und Kind, founded together with Anna Schölß, which has been campaigning for the interests of artists with children for five years and with  the initiative #EXIST - Raum für Kunst in Munich, which drew attention to the artists’ lack of space with many actions and exhibitions in 2019. Gabi Blum has been a member of the board of the Professional Association of Visual Artists Munich and Upper Bavaria eV for three years and most recently supervised the "Studio Munich" study, which examines the situation of visual artists in Munich and Upper Bavaria.

moderator: Lara Wüster, head of turtle magazine(s).

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