Chemnitz: 2018–2030 Cultural Strategy (Kulturstrategie), as part of the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2025

Department of Education, Youth, Social and Cultural Affairs, Sports and Health of Chemnitz
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Developing longer-term governance guidelines to underpin robust cultural infrastructure that promotes diversity of cultural expression in cities with due consideration to demographic and digital change; implementing global Sustainable Development Goals at the local level

Target groups:
City society and administration; stakeholders funding, creating and/or interested in cultural content

Expected results:
* Safeguarding, strengthening and expanding diverse cultural content
* Setting objectives and concrete measures of municipal cultural policy for the coming years and creating planning certainty for cultural actors
* Signposting the inclusion of cultural policy in city-wide planning and urban development
* Identifying and protecting the public's cultural interests
* Promoting the transcultural openness of city society
* Establishing and transmitting cities' image as cultural sites across Germany and internationally
* Bringing the activities of city administrations into line with the vision of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Workshops, cultural ateliers, world cafes and interviews held; ideas and feedback gathered from city society in public presentations; alternative visual version created of the Cultural Strategy Making Space for Culture (Kulturstrategie ,,Kultur Raum geben") as a result of an open competition, namely a fold-out poster intended to make the strategy more accessible to the public, available at

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)