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    Pilot Project 3: Arts for Future

    With the pilot project «Arts for Future» Stadt Zürich Kultur supports cultural projects that address the topics of climate change and sustainability in a transdisciplinary way. The projects should apply sustainability to their working methods, production processes or event formats, or alternatively should illustrate artistically sustainable ideas and approaches for our society. A combination of both is also possible. 

    A Matchmaking event where interested parties can meet and exchange project ideas will be held on 15 June 2022 at the Impact Hub Zurich. The registration deadline for the matchmaking on 15 June has passed. No additional participants can be accepted.

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    Pilot Project 2: Community Based

    With the pilot project «Community Based» Stadt Zürich Kultur aims to support new art forms that have not previously been the focus of municipal funding. The first call for proposals ran until October 24th 2021 and a total of 16 projects were submitted. On the recommendation of a five-member jury, «Kultur Labor Zürich» chose in December 2021 the project SPACE CAMP by Brandy Butler and Leslie Philbert.

    More information here.

    Project 1: Creative Tech for Good

    Submissions for “Creative Tech for Good” closed on 4 July 2021. It was aimed towards cultural practicioners who use new technologie to determine how technology changes our society. The five-member jury has awarded six funding grants for further development of the prototypes. You can learn more about the six projects here.

    About Kultur Labor Zürich

    Digitalisation, globalisation, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic are changing society, our shared existence and culture. Stadt Zürich Kultur wants to be able to react to changes in society. Through the «Kultur Labor Zürich» project, the Cultural Affairs Office of the City of Zurich is turning a critical eye on itself, scrutinising its own funding and trying out new forms and formats of funding for artists on the basis of pilot projects. These pilots are jointly developed, carried out and evaluated by a team of artists, experts and staff from the Cultural Affairs Office. The aim of the 3-year project is to gain insights for a future-oriented funding system, support new forms of art and strengthen participation by artists and the public. The project is like a laboratory: it is experimental in nature, and all content is developed through participation and exchange between art and culture professionals, experts and employees of the Cultural Affairs Office as well as the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).


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