TRAFO – Models for Culture in Transformation. An initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, 2013 to 2023

Office of Applied Culture and Mediation (Büro für angewandte Kultur und Vermittlung (bakv gUG))
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Strengthening and developing cultural institutions in rural areas as active regional stakeholders, thereby making a range of cultural forms of expression available to the region's population

Target groups:
Regional cultural institutions such as museums, theatres, libraries, cultural centres, music schools, literature venues, districts; municipalities and cultural operators such as initiatives, artists' platforms

Expected results:
Getting participating cultural institutions interested in and open to new tasks and further developing them into cultural anchor points in their respective regions; highlighting the importance of art and culture as a means of transforming public perceptions; sustainably strengthening cultural-policy structures in municipalities and districts

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

Six projects in four regions received support from 2015 to 2020; 18 regions received advice and support in developing their own transformation plans in 2018 and 2019

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

EU24.1 million (2015 to 2023)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Initial results of evaluations are expected in summer 2020; five additional regions are being supported in the second project phase from 2020 to 2023

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)