Our mission – Designing the social environment

Kultur Ruhr GmbH provides the support organization for Urbane Künste Ruhr. Since 2001, it has been known for its outstanding artistic standard that can be found in the Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts, Tanzlandschaft Ruhr, and ChorWerk Ruhr as well as Urbane Künste Ruhr. In order to permanently meet these standards, we do not sponsor projects, but produce and coproduce projects on our own. Urbane Künste Ruhr is the central pillar of the claim for sustainability by the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010. Our projects are designed polycentrically, keep the whole region in mind and result out of cooperations with regional networks and institutions. To discover new possibilities for art and urbanity in the polycentric structure of the region and within the rapidly changing communities. As a result, Urbane Künste Ruhr offers model projects to the cultural metropolis Ruhr that bear relevance not only for the region alone.