Berliner Projekt­fonds Urbane Praxis

Since October 2020, we have been creating the Berliner Projekt­fonds Urbane Praxis (Berlin Project Fund for Urban Practice), planned to support 2021 artistic projects in urban spaces through a pilot call for proposals. This fund is part of the new platform DRAUSSENSTADT, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, and combines outdoor experi­ences, urban culture and urban practice as a platform for Berlin’s outdoor city culture.

With 1.200.000 euros in allocated funding, the Berliner Projekt­fonds Urbane Praxis will support artistic projects in urban space through a pilot call for proposals. Supported projects will involve local actors (such as local initia­tives and associa­tions, neigh­bor­hoods, district centers, community associa­tions, etc.) throughout the process, from the early stages onward to full imple­men­tation. This planning design intends to address and counteract struc­tural exclu­sions within urban space in the projects, in order to create a maximum possible low-barrier access to cultural offerings in urban spaces and to promote solidarity in urban life.

Further goals are strengthen inter­faces between the arts and culture and other areas of society, such as urban develo­pment, archi­tecture, politics, environment and economy, and to promote new, innovative partnerships and networks in urban society.