In 2011 the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Stiftung Mercator launched a major cultural education programme at schools in Germany lasting several years. Five states have been chosen to participate: Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Thuringia.
Theme: Cultural Education
The Dance Heritage Fund supports the reconstruction of historic dance works. The Dance Partners Fund supports partnerships between schools and artistic institutions, such as theatres, dance companies or choreographic centres.
Pina Bausch is regarded as one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century. The Federal Cultural Foundation is funding a project to preserve her legacy and make it accessible to the public.
Theme: Cultural Heritage of Dance
The Wanderlust Fund supported 28 international theatre cooperations. German theatres and theatres abroad developed co-productions or invited each other for guest performances. The fund ended in December 2012.
The KUR Programme for the Conservation of Moveable Cultural Assets was jointly initiated by the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Foundation of German States. From 2007 to 2011, the programme funded 26 projects which helped safeguard acutely threatened objects and collections.
In this section you will find all the programmes which have been introduced by the Federal Cultural Foundation.
They reflect and convey the cultural dimension of social developments, for example, the cultural aspects of German unification or the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable lifestyle (Culture of Sustainability/Überlebenskunst). Under the heading “Cultural Education”, we present a number of cultural education programmes (Culture Agents for Creative Schools, Dance Partners Fund).
Other programmes focus on efforts to conserve and safeguard our cultural heritage (Dance Heritage Fund, Motion Bank), cooperation between the independent scene and established dance companies and theatres (Doppelpass) and exchange between artists and institutions from Germany and African countries (TURN). The International Museum Fellowship programme supports German museums which desire to more intensively collaborate with foreign museums and develop a stronger international orientation for presenting and conveying knowledge.