Animationen aus Kontrastmodus



Hauptsache Frei #10

Festival der Darstellenden Künste Hamburgs

June 5th – 9th 2024

Deadline: 10.03.2024

We are looking for a Social Media Specialist for this year's anniversary edition of the Hauptsache Frei Festival on a contract basis with a long-term perspective, starting as soon as possible.

Your responsibilities include:

• Creating the social media plan and designs in collaboration with the press and graphics team.
• Editorial work for online platforms before and during the festival.
• Graphic, photo, and video editing.
• Establishing contact with potential cooperation partners and networking with additional partner channels.
• Developing an image campaign for future sponsors as well as creating a donation and fundraising structure.


• Experience in social media.
• Ability to work in a team and resilience.
• Experience in freelance project work.
• Ideally based in Hamburg.

We offer a great team, work at eye level, self-responsible work, appreciation for initiative, and flexible working hours by arrangement.

Applications from individuals with experiences of racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of marginalization are explicitly welcome. Within the context of our limited barrier-free facilities, individuals with disabilities will be given preference in cases of equal qualification and ability.

Please send your application including a short CV, any previous experiences, certificates, and salary expectations by 10.03.2024 via email to: with the subject: Application Social Media HF#10.

Application Deadline: January 7, 2024 (23:59 CET)

Hauptsache Frei is turning 10! From June 5th to 9th, 2024, the festival's anniversary edition offers Hamburg's artists a platform and aims for stronger regional and international networking. The focus remains on the independent performing arts, while the festival is also open to contributions from other artistic fields and interdisciplinary formats.

Against the backdrop of increasing challenges to societal cohesion and a changing art scene, Hauptsache Frei continues to work towards making contemporary trends, aesthetic innovations, socio-political discourses, and academic impulses visible and open for discussion.

For the anniversary edition, we are looking for artists and visionaries — whether they work primarily in Hamburg, regionally, or internationally — who are willing to take risks, transcend boundaries, and assume responsibility. We seek collaborators who refuse exclusion, who are dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive society. We are looking for allies who address the interplay of the past, present, and future in their work.

The productions for the festival are selected by an expert jury. For invited productions, the festival will cover performance fees (in line with the BFDK's recommended minimum fees), as well as travel, accommodation, and material costs, subject to agreement.

Please use the online application form for your submission.
Application Deadline: January 7, 2024 (23:59 CET)
Notification: Early March 2024

Apply here

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Ksenia Ravvina and Alexandar Hadjiev are thrilled to take on the artistic direction of the festival for the years 2024 to 2026. Empowered by their extensive experience in the international interdisciplinary performance and theater field, as well as their commitment to fostering cultural education, they are prepared to embark on a new chapter for the Hauptsache Frei Festival. 

A fantastic festival team comes together, and the goals for the upcoming editions are clearly outlined: to strengthen the Hamburg arts scene and its actors, to nurture artistic diversity, to highlight accessibility and inclusion at all levels, to extend a warm welcome to our valued audience and to ignite international artistic exchanges. 

Save the date: 05. - 09. Juni 2024, and bottoms up to the 10th anniversary of the festival!

We're hiring: Social Media Specialist

Apply now for Hauptsache Frei 2024

Save the date: 05. - 09. Juni 2024

show past dates

On stage



Workshops and discourse


Modules and formats



  • Autowerkstatt Altona

    Norderreihe 59

  • FUNDUS Theater

    Sievekingdamm 3

  • Kampnagel

    Jarrestraße 20

  • Kulturkirche Altona

    Bei der Johanniskirche 22

  • Lichthof Theater

    Mendelssohnstraße 15


    Gaußstraße 149

  • LICHTHOF Theater Probebühne

    Rentzelstraße 40

  • resonanzraum

    Feldstraße 66

  • Sprechwerk

    Klaus-Groth-Straße 23


About the festival & FESTIVALFRIENDS

Hauptsache Frei is the festival of Hamburg's independent performing arts. Founded in 2015, the festival provides a platform for the artists of Hamburg's independent scene and invites professionals of the scene from all over Germany to Hamburg for exchange and networking. Concentrated on one week, the festival becomes a platform for artistic productions, contemporary trends, aesthetic innovations, socio-political discourses and scientific impulses. Hauptsache Frei is supported by the Bündnis für Festivals der Freien Tanz- und Theaterschaffenden Hamburgs e.V., a sponsoring association consisting of various institutions - venues but also interest groups such as DfdK Hamburg e.V. - in the city.

The Hauptsache Frei festival is a member of the FESTIVALFRIENDS network, an association of regional festivals of the independent performing arts in Germany. FESTIVALFRIENDS is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the program "Promoting Connections" of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e. V. (Federal Association of the Liberal Performing Arts).


You have a question, comment or just want to say hi? Write us an email and we will come back to you as soon as possible!