Honoring the awardees 2020
In past years, the winning projects for the cultural promotion award The Power of the Arts have always been honored at a festive event featuring figures from culture, politics, and civil society. Regrettably, we must refrain from holding a ceremonial presentation this year out of consideration for the protection against infections. Therefore, we presented the award on individual occasions this time. Nevertheless, we don’t want to deprive you of information about the awardees and are pleased today to be presenting this short summary.
The jury selected ten flagship projects of exemplary character from all over Germany. There were over 130 submissions.
The cultural scene has been hit particularly hard by the Corona pandemic, which is why The Power of the Arts is supporting a total of ten projects with 200,000 euros of funding this year instead of four.
And this year once again, the awardees cover a remarkably broad spectrum of topics: from refugee integration and inclusion for people with disabilities to queer life in the Arab and North African regions, platforms for interacting with youth inmates, and coming to terms with the crimes of the NSU terror group.
Congratulations to all awardees!