German Federal Cultural Foundation
The German Federal Cultural Foundation promotes art and culture within the scope of German federal competence. Within this context, one of its main priorities is to support innovative international programmes and projects. To this end, the foundation also invests in the development of new methods of fostering cultural heritage and of gaining access to the cultural and artistic knowledge required to address issues of society in general. It moreover places emphasis on cultural exchange and cooperation across national borders, and accordingly initiates and supports project proposals in all areas of the arts without thematic limitations.
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 – while also fostering cultural beacons such as the documenta, the Theatertreffen or the Donaueschinger Musiktage.
The German Federal Cultural Foundation was established on 21 March 2002 by the Commissioner for Culture and the Media on behalf of the German federal government. It is a civil-law foundation with headquarters in Halle an der Saale, Germany.