Sustainability in Municipal Culture Management

  • Project no.453122
  • Duration 03/2023 - 12/2023

The project "Sustainability in Municipal Culture Management" deals with sustainability in municipal cultural work within the framework of the funding programme offered by the NRW KULTURsekretariat (NRWKS). Cultural administrations, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), represent a central position in art and culture by managing a large part of cultural expenditures as well as creating networks between various cultural actors and providing them with professional advice. Therefore, especially important sustainability potentials arise, which can be realised if sustainability is integrated in all areas of municipal cultural work.

In cooperation with the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Agenda NRW e. V. (LAG21), the researchers of the Wuppertal Institute are developing a four-part workshop series for actors from cultural administrations throughout NRW. The workshops teach the fundamentals of sustainability and municipal sustainability management. In addition, in the form of co-creations, various fields of action of the cultural administration are jointly identified by the participants as they deal with transformation knowledge and methods of "Zukunftskunst" and subsequently develop their own, individual projects. In addition, the project focuses on networking among the participants and their mutual support.
The Wuppertal Institute is responsible for two days of workshops dealing with transformation knowledge and skills as well as sustainable project management.

The practical ideas developed are to be realized by the agents in their respective environments following the end of the project and will be implemented throughout the year 2024. In this way, the project makes an important contribution to education for sustainable development in municipal culture management and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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