What is PAMPA?

PAMPA (Producers, Agents, Managers Performing Arts) is a community, a caring and brave space for both new and experienced international producers, agents, managers, and similar professions, based in Europe.

Forged from the collective labour of a working group, PAMPA aims to build cooperation between us, to demystify, improve and empower the people in these roles who are highly skilled, deeply connected, and which support production and distribution equally. 

PAMPA is built on international exchange in order to help its members have a stronger voice and take action nationally by getting the knowledge of, and by being inspired by, international conditions, contexts, and best practices.

What does PAMPA want to generate? 

Visibility and Clarity.
We want to create a new and accurate picture of our professions, that reflects how different practices operate in different countries.        

We want to develop opportunities and collaborative initiatives which enable us to exchange skills, grow our practices and create alternate ways of working.

Working Conditions and New Narratives.
We want to promote new narratives that support a clear and fair recognition of our professions, and to ensure ethical, sustainable and inclusive work practices and working conditions.


How to get there?

Develop a program (live and online meetings, forum, workshops…) which creates spaces to meet, support, connect, share experiences and knowledge.

Collect, organise and disseminate information. Create a common, foundational knowledge of our professions (through an archive of resources) to enrich our thinking and promote the skills and value of our professions. 

Create a dialogue with international professionals (institutions, funders, and the actors of our sector) to formulate advocacy actions and content adapted to different international contexts and needs. Propagate and communicate this new narrative/story-telling towards the different actors of the sector. 


International Networking Meeting @ Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2024, Belgium

16. May 2024 | 13:30-17:00 CET 

Date and time: Thursday, 16. May 2024, 13:30-17:00 CET
Place: La Bellone – 46 Flanders street, 1000 Brussels.
Language: English

Target group: The event is aimed at all producers, managers, agents and distributors in the performing arts. 

Registration: Please register by 15. May 2024 via our online form.

About the Event:
PAMPA, PADA and La Bellone invite you to an informal meeting with performing arts producers, agents, and managers, to discuss the role and the profile of a cultural producer, exchange knowledge, share information and meet each other.

An opportunity to meet an international network, learn about each other’s context, work conditions and find out about our common motivations despite the differences between each country where each person is based.

The event is possible with the support of German Dance Association`s programme  Kreativ-Transfer, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre Danse and Kunstenpunt.


As part of our work, we’re attempting to gather and share links to existing online resources around the roles, reflections and realities of working practices as a producer, agent and manager in Europe. With help from you, we want to create a comprehensive, ever-growing, crowd-sourced international pool of knowledge. If you know of any existing resources that are not listed below - please fill in this form.

At the bottom of this section, there are a number of links to other organisations and individuals who host multiple resources.

Case Studies and Reflections

Education and Courses


Tax, VAT, Legal, Visa and Finance


Fair Practices




Mobility and Internationalism


Further/Multiple Resources


The deadline for participating in the survey has expired. We expect to share the result in 2024.

As we build the PAMPA network, we invited colleagues from across the European continent to tell us about their professional situations, current needs, and recommendations for our initiative. Thus we designed a survey in collaboration with -> On the Move.

This survey was intended to create a mapping of the PAMPA profession in Europe*** and will help us to further strengthen the basis of our network as we work towards a legal status.

Thank you for participating!

***Regarding "Europe" we refer to this -> Wikipedia list.



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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 (DE)
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 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 Members

Current Members: Ian Abbott, Silvia Albanese, Ann-Jette Caron, Marion Gauvent, Anna Giolo, Jana Grünewald, Sarah Holzmann, Klara Kühn, Vicenç Mayans, Aurélie Martin, Magnus Nordberg, Anikó Rácz, Katja Sonnemann, Timo Steffens, Laura Trocan 

Former Members: Maxine Devaud, Rachel Feuchtwang, Stéphane Hivert, Leonie Wichmann

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.