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The Willows Nest is a new collaborative performance platform, teaching studio and production space in the heart of Friedrichshain, Berlin. We are an independent creative space without corporate or institutional funding — an art space created by participating artists who aim to build community, develop individual projects, and share their practices with like minds. We are dedicated to supporting emerging work and new artists while building networks across performing disciplines, developing communities, and present a creative entity through a safe space by sharing work through publication, live streaming and an online presence.
The Willows Nest was founded by educator and professional composer/performer and producer, Renée T. Coulombe. The Willows Nest aims to embrace new media that is accessible to all audiences via intimate house concerts, workshops, interactive courses, networking and hosting community events. These events will be donation based and/or on a sliding scale basis, with no one turned away for lack of funds, believing world-class artistic education can happen in community-based venues.
Whether you come for a single concert or a stay for a whole series of workshops – you are a member of our community. With a mission to sustain collaboration across borders, genres and disciplines, we’re not just trying to help artists and audiences at The Willows Nest, we want to make our neighborhood, our city, our environment and our world a better place. Fostering collaboration over competition, we seek to make the experience of great art a personal one, accessible to everyone wanting to be engaged. The space is light-filled from morning until night – on the top floor with a terrace so you are sure to catch some rays as a bonus.
See our Events page in the main menu (top right) for a complete list of regularly scheduled classes, events and workshops. Browse the Artists page to learn about the folks who will be leading or presenting. We have discount packages for anyone wishing to attend workshops weekly – and we’ll even throw in a free house concert so it isn’t all work and no play. Contact us via email to discuss subscription options.