The new annual report of the Fonds Soziokultur (Sociocultural Fund) illustrates the range of content and methods of the cultural projects from the funding years 2020 and 2021 - and thus also provides the first insights into projects from the special federal programme NEUSTART KULTUR [CULTURAL NEW START] of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, BKM.

In his foreword, Kurt Eichler, Chairman of the Board of the Fonds Soziokultur (Sociocultural Fund), describes the trials and tribulations that the actors in the field of socioculture have overcome in the second year of the pandemic. But also their courage and flexibility to negotiate socially significant issues under pandemic conditions and to create high-quality offerings.

The 26 project examples presented from all over Germany illustrate how innovative, committed and adaptable actors from the field of socioculture are in dealing with politically relevant issues in a creative and inclusive way. In addition, the new issue of kulturszene contains, as usual, a detailed presentation of the funding statistics in the period 2014 to 2020 inclusive by the managing director Mechthild Eickhoff, both from the regular funding programs and from NEUSTART KULTUR. In addition, two shortened interviews by Wana Udobang and Nancy Adimora from the accompanying program "Re:Vision" of NEUSTART KULTUR on the topics of intuition and platforms will be presented - to inspire and reflect.

The extension of NEUSTART KULTUR will continue to be implemented by the Fonds Soziokultur under the title "Profil: Soziokultur" - this time with a focus on structural and organizational development of the independent institutions. The basis for this was the findings from the evaluation and the contact with the project sponsors from the first NEUSTART KULTUR-funding.

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