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.