Urbane Künste Ruhr (Urban Arts Ruhr) develop and realize artistic productions in urban space in cooperation with regional networks and partners, aspiring to give testimony to the urban attitude to life of the cultural metropolis Ruhr, to identify new perspectives and to bring about sustainable changes via the means of art.
The polycentric constitution of the cultural metropolis Ruhr and the constant change of urban concentrations create a very individual form of urbanity. Discovering it together with artists of all disciplines, questioning and exploring it, is a central concern of Urbane Künste Ruhr. In a second stage, mobile labs will develop new project formats that will position themselves in the virtual and real urban structures of the cultural metropolis Ruhr.
In sum, Urbane Künste Ruhr see themselves as a lively research department of the cultural metropolis Ruhr, opening up new opportunities of creative work in urban spaces for artists and new forms of active participation for the citizens. Projects are always subjected to overriding issues and strategies in order to generate virulent, progressive and new forms of expression. The projects of Urbane Künste Ruhr are either regionally oriented from the start or aim to have their effect in places whilst at the same time keeping the whole region in mind and providing it with relevant model projects.
The Kultur Ruhr GmbH provides the support structure. Ever since its foundation it has been generating art platforms of excellent artistic standard such as the Ruhrtriennale, the Tanzlandschaft Ruhr and the Chorwerk Ruhr. In this sequence, Urbane Künste Ruhr is another artistic talent of the region, promoting and enhancing the cultural metropolis Ruhr.
Due to its internal constitution, Kultur Ruhr GmbH does not grant funds to projects, but co-produces and produces its own projects. The artistic management of Urbane Künste Ruhr has a four-person support team to this effect. Together with select art institutions, regional networks and city protagonists from the cultural metropolis Ruhr, alliances will be formed to produce excellent contemporary projects of international repute and make them accessible to the broad public.
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