Kickstarter Announces New Residency at Factory Berlin’s Creators Lab to Foster Creative Communities

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Factory Berlin - Creators Lab
Factory Berlin - Creators Lab

Starting this month, Kickstarter and Factory Berlin are teaming up for an ongoing residency of workshops, lectures and editorial events at Factory Berlin’s Creators Lab, a multi-purpose environment hosting music and artist studios and a meditation room located at Görlitzer Park.

This collaboration will provide a space for creators in the Kickstarter and Factory Berlin network to share knowledge and connect with competent partners and like-minded collectives. Every 3 months, Kickstarter will invite a like-minded organisation to help co-curate the Factory’s Creators Lab with a focus on themes like sustainability, mental and physical wellbeing, the creative process, ethical entrepreneurship, and innovation.

’On Feeling Healthy’ events with shesaidso

’On Feeling Healthy’ events with shesaidso
’On Feeling Healthy’ events with shesaidso

 Kicking things off on September 24, we’re most happy to join forces with shesaidso, a global network of women and nonbinary folks in the music industry. With their focus on female empowerment, encouraged allyship, and the exchange of emotional and practical guidance, shesaidso are a perfect match for Kickstarter and Factory Berlin’s joint mission to bring creators together as a community.

shesaid.so event - Gender Issues in the Music Business
shesaid.so event - Gender Issues in the Music Business

In addition to Kickstarter’s upcoming involvement in shesaidso’s first ever conference - MEETSSS - happening in Portugal this October, there will also be two invite-only events at Factory Berlin, tackling mental health and physical well-being for working creatives. . This is a particularly important topic, especially for people committed to doing things on their own terms and relying on their own talent as their main resource.Regularly checking in with your body and emotional balance is more important now that ever before. For those in attendance, and even available for those who can’t join on the day, Kickstarter and The Creative Independent created a brand new zine, “On Feeling Healthy” that captures practical tips and spiritual guidance from creatives of all disciplines on how to keep physically and mentally on top.

The Creative Independent Zine - On Feeling Healthy
The Creative Independent Zine - On Feeling Healthy

More information on these events below: 

Kickstarter x Factory Berlin pres. shesaidso 

  • Tuesday, September 24 

How to support your body & mind in times of stress and anxiety 

Presented by Franziska Eichler 

Lecture / Networking / Q&A

Mental and physical wellbeing coach Franziska Eichler knows a thing or two about dealing with keeping calm under pressure. In 2017, the former booking agent and tour coordinator of electronic music heavyweights like Richie Hawtin and Skrillex decided to switch lanes and become a trained yoga teacher and nutritionist in order to help people make better lifestyle choices, and have more control over their health and state of mind.

In this session, Franziska will give detailed advice and practical tips on how to use a balanced diet, meditation, breathing, exercise and day-to-day routines to effectively switch from ‘fight or flight’ modes into states of deep relaxation.

If you’re interested in attending this event, you can learn more and book your spot here.

  • Wednesday October 23 

Yoga and Wellness Workshop Presented by Anna Giunta of Flawsome Yoga Wellness 

Lecture / Workshop / Yoga Class

Italian Berlin-based Health Coach & Yoga teacher Anna Giunta has made it her priority to reconnect her clients with their minds, bodies, and embrace their flaws. Anna has worked many years in the music industry, first as a radio host then as a talent agent, before she underwent training as a yoga teacher in India and holistic health coaching with the world’s largest nutrition school The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York. Running her Flawsome Yoga Wellness service, Anna is also one of the resident trainers at Berlin’s newest innovative Yoga, Pilates and Barre studio John & Janes. 

In this hands-on yoga and wellness workshop, Anna will share practical knowledge on nutrition and life hacks, breath work and specific yoga flow that can be integrated into your daily routine in order to live a balanced and healthy life.

’On Feeling Healthy’ with shesaidso will be the first installment of an ongoing collaboration between Kickstarter and Factory Berlin. Watch this space to read more about event recaps and learnings, and all upcoming partnerships and co-curated events taking place at Factory Berlin in the months to come.

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