Refuge Worldwide and Resident Advisor present summer workshop series

For aspiring promoters, label owners and artists.

By Staff

This July and August we are continuing our partnership with Resident Advisor to host a range of free music industry workshops at Oona (Weserstr. 166, 12045 Berlin).

Spanning a range of roles and perspectives, these workshops will provide invaluable insights and practical advice to help you navigate the world of music. Read all the details of our workshops and hosts below, and sign up now to attend.

Monday, 24 July, 15:30-17:00: Booking & Promoting with Body Language

Join us for a session with Camilla Rae and Caitlin Russell from Body Language, renowned booking and promoting experts. They will guide you through the art of event conceptualisation, building captivating lineups, approaching venues, and creating safe(r) spaces. Unlock the secrets to organising successful events and gain valuable insights from industry professionals.

Monday, 31 July, 15:30-17:00: Climate Policy & Climate Justice in the Music Industry

Led by Sheena Anderson from Black Earth Kollektiv, this session will inspire you to consider sustainable practices for events and music spaces. Together, we'll discuss climate policy, strategies for taking action against the climate crisis and raising awareness through transformative events. Kerstin Meißner from Transmission will also be joining to share some insight into her research on sustainability and club culture.

Monday, 14 August, 15:30-17:00: Label & Music Promotion with Kynant Records

Unlock the secrets of launching a successful label and promoting music with Richard Akingbehin from Kynant Records. Discover the crucial steps involved in starting your own label, gain insights into effective promotional strategies, and explore how to connect with your target audience. 

Monday, 28 August, 15:30-17:00: Artwork & Design for Music Releases

Join renowned designer Sophie Douala in an immersive workshop focusing on creating captivating artwork and designs for music releases. Whether you're interested in digital releases or vinyl, Sophie will share valuable tips and techniques to help you craft visually stunning designs that complement your music and enhance its impact.

Accessibility: Unfortunately, the space is not accessible for wheelchairs: there is a step at the entrance of the building, a narrow corridor and a toilet not accessible for wheelchairs. If you have any access needs, please reach out to Gaby, either via email: or via phone: +4915751801489.

Priority will be given to those with refugee backgrounds, BIPoC, people from the LGBTQIA community, disabled people, women, trans and non-binary people, or anyone else who feels that due to their background, they face difficulties accessing music education in Berlin.

Sign up here.