It its latest annual report the Fonds Soziokultur (Sociocultural Fund) provides an insight into the content-related and methodological diversity of the cultural projects it funded in 2019 and 2020. In his foreword, Kurt Eichler, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fonds Soziokultur (Sociocultural Fund), poignantly describes the challenges faced by the sociocultural working environment in 2020 due to the corona pandemic. With a huge combined effort and thanks to highly committed staff the Fonds Soziokultur - using funds provided by the BKM - not only managed to continue its established funding programme but also issued a further four calls for grant applications.

In addition to the presentation of 25 impressive projects which stand as examples for all those which were funded in the years 2019/2020 and provide an insight into the powerful, innovative and committed sociocultural work being carried out throughout Germany, the new issue also includes the usual detailed presentation of funding statistics on numbers of applications and funding practices for the period from 2012 up to and including 2019. This time the statistics were compiled by the Fonds Soziokultur’s new managing director, Mechthild Eickhoff. There is also an interview with Ulrike Münter, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Fonds Soziokultur, and Vice Chair, Ella Steinmann, in which they provide their assessment of the board’s perspectives going forward. The objective is not only to underline the transparency of the fund’s grant allocation decisions but also to inform readers about new developments in the field of practice.

Parallel to this, the magazine welcomes new managing director, Mechthild Eickhoff, and head of administration, Heike Schwitalla, plus the team managing the NEUSTART KULTUR (A NEW START FOR CULTURE) special programme, Silvia Bonadiman, Elena Purschke and Christine-Joahn Meier.

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