In the application phase for the European Capital of Culture the art associations and art institutions of the cultural metropolis Ruhr joined forces to form KunstVereineRuhr (Art Associations Ruhr). With the support of Urbane Künste Ruhr they continued their common work in the context of EMSCHERKUNST.2013 and other events. The KunstVereineRuhr dedicate themselves to the presentation of and introduction to contemporary art in the region – with open offers for a broad public and at the same time a high professional standard.