Cooperations and extra-university activities of the Institute for Cultural Policy

The Institute cooperates in research and teaching with a wide range of state and civil society actors.

Cooperation and activities in Hildesheim

We engage in productive exchange with our Hildesheim location. Through various formats, we participate in municipal cultural policy initiatives and projects of artistic and cultural policy urban development. more

Federal Academy for Cultural Education Wolfenbüttel

The Federal Academy of Arts and Cultural Education Wolfenbüttel is one of the most important providers of practice-oriented vocational further and continuing education in the field of arts and cultural education in Germany. It is the place for art, culture and their mediators. It offers a total of around 180 events annually, including seminars, qualification series and conferences in the fields of fine arts, performing arts, cultural management, cultural policy, cultural studies, literature, museums and music. more

Cultural Education Research Network

The Cultural Education Research Network was founded in 2010 for collegial and interdisciplinary exchange on issues and research in cultural education. The aim is networking, professional discussion across disciplinary boundaries and feedback into practice. >> Network

Deutscher Kulturrat

Der Deutsche Kulturrat the umbrella organisation of German cultural associations and is based in Berlin. It sees itself as the point of contact for federal, state and European Union politicians and administrators in all cultural policy matters that cut across the individual sectors of the Deutscher Kulturrat e.V. (German Cultural Council). The aim of the Deutscher Kulturrat e.V. is to introduce cross-sectoral issues into the cultural policy discussion at all levels throughout Germany. >>to Kulturrat


The Goethe-Institut is the globally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. In addition, it conveys a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information on cultural, social and political life.>>to Goethe-Institut

Federal Foreign Office

The Federal Foreign Office, together with the Federal missions abroad, forms the so-called Foreign Service (Section 2 of the Foreign Service Act); it looks after the foreign affairs of the Federation by maintaining the relations of the Federal Republic of Germany with foreign states as well as intergovernmental and supranational institutions, the international organisations. One of the visible approaches to "cultivating foreign relations" in recent years is Germany's application for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council in the course of a global UN reform package in 2005, which has so far failed to obtain the necessary qualified majority in the United Nations General Assembly. >>to Federal Foreign Office


Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft e.V.

The Institute for Cultural Policy (IfK) conducts scientific policy advice and applied cultural policy research within the framework of the activities of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft. The Institute conducts academic research projects, evaluations and pilot projects, operates a cultural policy information system, organises national and international (specialist) congresses and issues numerous publications, including the "Jahrbuch für Kulturpolitik". >>zur KuPoGe

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa)

The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa) is an institution for international cultural exchange funded by the Federal Foreign Office. It is based in Stuttgart and has a branch office in Berlin. As Germany's oldest intermediary organisation for foreign cultural policy, ifa is committed to art exchange, dialogue between civil societies and the communication of information on foreign cultural policy worldwide.>>to ifa

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

The Kulturstiftung des Bundes promotes art and culture within the scope of the federal government's competence. One focus is the promotion of innovative programmes and projects in an international context. In doing so, the Foundation also invests in the development of new procedures for the care of cultural heritage and in the development of cultural and artistic knowledge potential for the discussion of social issues. The Federal Cultural Foundation also focuses on cultural exchange and cross-border cooperation. To this end, it initiates and promotes projects on application without thematic limitation in all disciplines. >>to Kulturstiftung

Stiftung Genshagen

Europe is a political and a cultural project. The Genshagen Foundation is dedicated to these fundamental aspects of European unification as a place of encounter and dialogue between art, culture, politics, business, science and the media. As an interface between civil society and the state, the foundation has been active since 2009 in the fields of art and cultural education in Europe and European dialogue - thinking Europe politically. >>more

Akademie der Kulturellen Bildung

The Academy of Cultural Education was founded in 1958 as the Remscheid Academy and officially renamed the Academy of Cultural Education of the Federal Government and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2016. It is the central institute for cultural education for children and young people in the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. As a further education academy for professionals in youth, social, educational and cultural work, it is a recognised institution for the promotion of children and young people and provides qualifications in the entire spectrum of topics in cultural education.>>to academie

Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung

The Federal Association for Cultural Education for Children and Youth (Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung, BKJ) is an umbrella organisation and lobby group for cultural education for children and youth in Germany. The BKJ is committed to "Cultural Education for Sustainable Development", which uses cultural education methods to enable people to actively shape an ecologically compatible, economically efficient, socially just and culturally diverse living environment.. >>to BKJ