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What wishes and ideas do you have for the culture of tomorrow?


In public discussion events, leading experts will discuss specific issues associated with cultural development planning in Frankfurt am Main. In cooperation with the Kulturfonds Rhein-Main, three evening events will be held at the Evangelische Akademie, open to all interested parties, who will have the chance of directly discussing their questions with the experts. #1: Invite, empower, connect – Can cultural institutions open up successfully?

02 February 2024 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

With: Prof. Dr. Vera Allmanritter, Murat Dikenci, Hayat Erdoğan, Julia Grosse & Steven Walter Hosted by: Miryam Schellbach

For more information, the program and the registration link, click here. #2: Art & Technology: What are the benefits of digital change?

15 March 2024 – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mit: Clara Fandel, Dr. Tabea Golgath, Jasmin Grimm, Tina Lorenz

Hosted by: Katja Bigalke

For more information, the program and the registration link, click here. #3: 26 April 2024 – Further information will follow shortly.



In the theme-centered workshops of the participation phase, current challenges facing the cultural life of Frankfurt am Main have being discussed, and proposals for measures were jointly developed. The topics for the workshops have been selected based on the results of the survey phase. All cultural professionals based in Frankfurt were invited to participate in these workshops and contribute their expertise and ideas to the process. The proposals for measures developed in the individual workshop formats were then passed on to the steering committee of the cultural development planning for consultation and prioritization.


With our big kick-off event, the cultural development planning of the city of Frankfurt am Main started the participation phase on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. The event took place from 5 to 9 pm at the Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus and all cultural professionals and interested citizens of the city were cordially invited.

At the kick-off, the results of the surveys and interviews conducted during the first process phase and the topics for the beginning participation phase which derived from these results were presented by Dr. Patrick S. Föhl, the external consultant of the city of Frankfurt am Main during the two-year planning and participation process. In addition, there was an opportunity to participate in the formulation of ideas for the further development of Frankfurt’s cultural landscape, in which all cultural professionals and interested citizens could participate.

After the welcome address by Dr. Ina Hartwig, Head of Department for Culture and Science of the City of Frankfurt am Main, keynote speeches were given by Kirsten Haß (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), Prof. Christiane Riedel (Crespo Foundation) and Jan Deck (laPROF e.V.) to inspire the discussion on the focal points of cultural development planning. The official part of the program was hosted by cultural journalist and TV presenter Vivian Perkovic, and ended with a panel discussion, followed by a get-together with music, snacks and drinks. The musical program was provided by Frankfurt female DJ collective GG VYBE.

Find out more about the Kick-off.


In August and September 2022, the mobile information and survey format “kep.lab” took place at various locations in Frankfurt’s public spaces. Frankfurt’s citizens and cultural professionals were be able to find out about the current status and the next steps of the two-year planning and participation process and to contribute their ideas and wishes for the future of Frankfurt’s cultural landscape. In addition to information on the individual formats of Frankfurt’s cultural development planning and the opportunity to participate, interested citizens could enjoy a seasonal gastronomic offer as well as various DJ sets at the open-air events.

Find out more about kep.lab.

Visitor Survey

As part of the cultural development planning, statistical data on visitors and wishes for the future of Frankfurt’s cultural landscape was collected in select cultural institutions between the month of Juli 2022 to May 2023. The surveys have initially taken place at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt, the Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, and the Senckenberg Naturmuseum, and after the summer break also at the Frankfurt Opera, the Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and the Produktionshaus Naxos.

Online survey

From May 4th to July 15th, 2022, cultural professionals from Frankfurt were invited to take part in an online survey on the future of the city’s cultural landscape. This enabled Frankfurt’s creative artists and other cultural professionals to participate in the Kulturentwicklungsplanung (cultural development planning) process even before the participation phase. The survey was aimed exclusively at professionals working in Frankfurt and the data is currently being viewed and evaluated. Once completed, we will make the results available here online.

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