Advocacy on behalf of Berlin musicians is on its way! I am looking forward to five meetings within the following six days, forming part of my endeavours as a board member of Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband Berlin. We will be in touch with representatives of Landesmusikrat Berlin, Fachgruppe Musik of ver.di, Bundesverband der Freien Musikschulen, DACH Musik Berlin, and the colleagues of Pro Musik Verband to discuss perspectives of freelance work and cultural policy. These activities are carried out on a voluntary basis as long as there is no possibility for public funding of associations and interest groups in the arts. So we need to keep up these efforts also in favour of the overall goal to professionalise the whole occupational field.