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Hamburg to support cultural projects with 500,000 euro

Application period of Elbe culture fund 2015 end 13 October 2014.

With 500,000 euro from the cultural and tourist tax, art projects will be supported that are characterised by high content and artistic quality, and will develop a cross-regional appeal. The projects should cross traditonal genre separations, and be range from visual arts, dance, free theatre, contemporary music and literature to multimedia installation. The application period will end on Monday, 13 October 2014.

Contemporary music and literature in demand

Established in 2013, the Elbkulturfund has proven itself as an important and independent funding instrument of Hamburg’s Ministry of Culture for projects outside the arts and culture scene. It was set up to encourage artists to dive into innovative and experimental art projects, and to implement support”, says the Hamburg Minister of Culture, Barbara Kisseler.” I particularly ask artists from the fields of contemporary music and literature to apply.” The jury selected seven projects for funding in 2013 and 2014.

Funding of “Hotel Hamburg” among others

In 2013, funding was granted, inter alia, to GWA St. Pauli e.V. with “Kein Höllisch Platz“. Their community play
addresses the contradictions of a neighbourhood as private retreat and a public party area, and particularly focuses on the topic of “silence as generation conflict”. In 2014, Jan Holtmann’s “Hotel Hamburg” was among the projects selected for funding. With “A City Visits Itself”, the Hamburg artist invited locals to swap their flat for a limited period of time to experience their home town from a different angle and to make new experiences.

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