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Germany Pledges $44 Million for Arts Organizations

On Tuesday, German minister of culture Monika Grütters, who also serves as chair of the Federal Cultural Foundation, announced the recipients of multiyear cultural grants totaling approximately $44 million. Among the organizations benefitting are the Berlin Theatertreffen festival, Documenta in Kassel, the Berlin Biennale, der Internationale Tanzkongress (The International Dance Congress), and a new music festival called the Donaueschinger Musiktage.

In addition, grants were made to numerous individual projects such as Beethoven Year 2020, as well as coproductions between regional dance companies. The Federal Cultural Foundation promotes projects that have national significance and contribute to Germany’s international reputation for cultural activities.