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Association of German Artists (Deutscher Künstlerbund)  Popular
Description: As a forum for the avant-garde the Deutscher Künstlerbund (Association of German Artists) was founded in 1903. Today about 550 renowned visual artists are members of the association. Since its foundation, the Deutscher Künstlerbund – at the beginning still in the position of a pioneer – has competently and dedicatedly assumed politico-cultural duties and responsibilities in our society.

It perceives itself as an association of visual artists, who commit themselves to the protection of their members’ interests while respecting each other’s work. The members of the Künstlerbund cooperate in national and international governmental committees, boards of curators and panels which play an advisory role in the debating of legislative regulations. In the meantime, many of the initiatives of the Deutscher Künstlerbund have established themselves as a matter of course in the cultural everyday life such as the institution of the social security fund for artists.

The Deutscher Künstlerbund regards itself as a vibrant place of artistic debate and critical discourse. Its project space in Berlin provides an attractive platform for the discussion of current questions and contemporary positions.

The Deutscher Künstlerbund stands up for the continuance of artistic license as an indispensable foundation for further cultural development and for a vigorous position of art and artists in society.
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Association of German Foundations  Popular
Description: The Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) represents the interests of the foundations in Germany vis-à-vis the general public, politics and public authorities. Its task is to enable foundations to work effectively and achieve their goals set for the future. To this end, it lobbies for an improvement of the legal framework of foundation law and foundation tax law. It aims at maintaining and furthering a foundation-friendly climate.
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Submitted on: Aug 01, 2002


Center for Cultural Research Bonn  Popular
Description: In den über 25 Jahren seiner Existenz hat das Zentrum für Kulturforschung (ZfKf) die interdisziplinäre Forschungs-, Dokumentations- und Beratungstätigkeit in den verschiedenen Praxis- und Politikfeldern von Kultur und Medien zu einem eigenständigen Aufgabengebiet entwickelt. Das ZfKf geht auf private Initiativen zurück. Ursprünglich 1969/70 beim SPIEGEL-Verlag in Hamburg angesiedelt, wurde das Institut 1972 von den damaligen Projektleitern Karla FOHRBECK und Andreas Joh. WIESAND in freiberuflicher Trägerschaft übernommen. Schon im Verlauf seiner ersten großen Enquete für den Deutschen Bundestag ("Der Autorenreport"), definierte sich das ZfKf durch die Wahl seiner Aufgaben und oft unkonventioneller Methoden bei ihrer Realisierung (u.a. "Aktionsforschung") als Teil der "kulturellen Öffentlichkeit". Arbeitsschwerpunkte des ZfKf seit 1970:    

  • Empirische Bestandsaufnahmen zur berufl.-sozialen Lage der Kulturberufe  
  • Vergleichende Studien zur Kultur- u. Medienpolitik (Deutschland / Europa)
  • Studien und Beratungsprojekte zur kulturellen Infrastruktur und zur Entwicklung der Kulturwirtschaft auf (inter)nationaler und regionaler Ebene
  • (Aus-)Bildungskonzepte (Kulturadministration, Neue Techniken und Medien)
  • Empirische Nutzerforschung im Kultur- und Medienbereich
  • Angewandte Kulturanthropologie und kultureller "Nord-Süd"-Dialog
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    Submitted on: Feb 03, 2003


    European Centre for the Arts Hellerau  Popular
    Description: European Centre for the Arts Hellerau has designed as an avantgarde theatre building and "Institute for Music and Rhythmics". It offers a unique place for what is the artists' answer to the challenges of con- temporary society.
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    Submitted on: Sep 12, 2006


    Federal Academy of Cultural Education Wolfenbuettel, Germany  Popular
    Description: The academy’s goal is to promote cultural education, and thereby cultural development, in our society. By educating educators, it aims to professionalize cultural work. The academy pursues its mission nationwide. Its main tool is the further education of professionals, semi-prfessionals, and volunteers in fields of work related to the exercise and communication of culture and the arts. The academy contributes to strengthen the supply of qualified personnel on the job market of cultural production and mediation.

    The academy was founded in 1986 and is organized as a non-commercial registered association. Members of the organization are the states of Lower Saxony, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, the federal government, the city and county of Wolfenbüttel, and numerous associations of the cultural sphere as well as individuals. The association acts through the assembly of its members, its executive committee, and the director of the academy (executive director). The planning of the curriculum is overseen by an adivisory board of individuals whose occupations have a special relation to the tasks of cultural education.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    Federal Arts Foundation of Germany  Popular
    Description: The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and fund art and culture within the framework of federal responsibility. A central emphasis is to be placed on the promotion of innovative programmes and projects in an international context. The German Federal Cultural Foundation promotes art and culture within the scope of federal competence. One of its main priorities is to support innovative programmes and projects on an international level. To achieve this, the Foundation invests in projects which develop new methods of fostering cultural heritage and tap into the cultural and artistic potential of knowledge required for addressing social issues. The Federal Cultural Foundation also focuses on cultural exchange and cross-border cooperation by initiating projects of its own and funding project proposals in all areas of the arts with no stipulations as to theme or subject. In addition, the Foundation supports the German Cultural Promotion Funds which include the Arts Fund Foundation, the Performing Arts Fund, the German Literature Fund, the German Translator Fund and the Socio-Cultural Fund. The Foundation was established on 21 March 2002 by the German Federal Government represented by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. It is a civil-law foundation and has its headquarters in Halle an der Saale, Germany. The Federal Ministry for Culture currently allocates 35 million euros of its budget to the Foundation each year.
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    Submitted on: Aug 01, 2002


    Federal Cultural Foundation  Popular
    Description: The Federal Cultural Foundation ("Kulturstiftung des Bundes") is a national institution, active throughout the country and abroad.
    The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and fund art and culture within the framework of federal responsibility. A central emphasis is to be placed on the promotion of innovative programmes and projects in an international context.
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    Submitted on: Jul 13, 2006


    German Museums Association  Popular
    Description: The German Museums Association, founded in 1917, is the nationwide interest group for museums and museum staff.
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    Submitted on: Aug 02, 2002


    IDKV - The German Association of the Promotions Industry  Popular
    Description: IDKV is the leading association for all sectors of the German promotions industry. It represents and supports the sectors of concert promoters, guest performance directors, concert and event agencies and artist managers as a general lobby and forum for the German promotions industry as a whole.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    International Music School Academy Kapfenburg Castle  Popular
    Description: At Schloss Kapfenburg we make music. Namely since 1999, when the International Music School Academy moved into the former home of the Teutonic Order after an extensive renovation programme. Groups of musicians from the whole world come here to practise in the castle’s stylish rooms, which are also available to businesses who hold conferences here. The castle offers a total of 133 beds. All guests are treated to a creative, regional cuisine by the castle’s restaurant, Fermata.

    There’s music in there! Many activities take place at Schloss Kapfenburg, all of which have a common aim: to perpetuate and pass on musical culture and education. Culture-lovers will love the Accelerando concert series and the summer festival. The Capriccio training programme offers further training for those who work in music school management. And the Centre for Music and Health takes care of musicians’ well-being with information and activities to help keep our musical guests healthy.
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    Submitted on: Feb 03, 2003


    KulturKontakt Austria  Popular
    Description: KulturKontakt Austria is an Austrian centres for cultural education, arts & cultural education, cultural dialogue and educational cooperation with Eastern and South East Europe. It is a non-profit making organisation and has three programme departments: arts & cultural education, educational cooperation and cultural promotion & sponsoring.
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    Submitted on: Feb 07, 2007


    Music Information Centre (MIZ) Germany  Popular
    Description: This database provides basic information on more than 10.000 music organizations and institutions in Germany. It informs about the structures and organization of musical life and the aims, activities and result of the work of the most important institutions. The data are ascertained by the German Music Information Centre. Every year, there is a complete update of the database; reported modifications are continuously being included.
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    Submitted on: Jul 31, 2002


    National Association of German Musical Instruments Manufacturers  Popular
    Description: The National Association of German Musical Instruments Manufacturers is the official body representing the German Music Industry.
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    Submitted on: Nov 07, 2003