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Chemnitz 2025: Call for Projects, ‘Urban Popular Culture’ (Germany)

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Chemnitz and 38 partner municipalities and communities in the Central Saxony, Erzgebirge and Zwickau region will be the European Capital of Culture 2025, with the motto ‘C the Unseen’.

European city life takes place on streets, in clubs, meeting places, studios, in backyards, in (skate)parks, kickabout pitches, roofs, in clubhouses, allotment gardens, schools, retirement homes, nurseries and many other places yet to be discovered.

Chemnitz’s very own special city culture has developed in various places over the decades. The Capital of Culture year 2025 aims to give a wide range of initiatives the opportunity to present their activities to a broad public. Open Call Nr. 05/23 – Urban popular culture closes a gap between the programme of arts and culture and popular culture in Chemnitz. Through the project submissions, stakeholders of European, contemporary popular culture who as yet enjoy very little visibility in the city’s public life will become perceptible.

Each selected local project must demonstrate at least one European partner and each project from abroad must involve a local partner from Chemnitz or one of the 38 partner municipalities or communities.

Project costs incurred during the term of the project in the form of professional fees and material costs for research and travel expenses, accommodation costs, seminar and conference fees, entrance fees, translation costs and material costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum of €5,000 for project development processes and up to a maximum of €30,000 for larger district projects, subject to approval by KHS GmbH.


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