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1. Thurgau 2. Why fund arts & culture in a rural/suburban region? 3. Kulturstiftung des Kantons Thurgau 4. Chances and challenges.

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1 1. Thurgau 2. Why fund arts & culture in a rural/suburban region? 3. Kulturstiftung des Kantons Thurgau 4. Chances and challenges

2 Thurgau

3 Thurgau: facts and figures area 991 km2 population ' '000 / '000 / 1990 annual growth: ca 1.4% (CH: 1%) capital cityFrauenfeld public expenditure 14 Mia. CHF ( budget 2011) member of the Swiss Confederation since 1803

4 Thurgau: public expenditure Education 29% Social welfare 17% Public security 12% Health 12% Administration 10% Environment 2% Culture/Leisure 1%

5 Challenge: perception of the region Mathias Gunz, Christian Mueller Inderbitzin: Thurgau – Projekte für die Stillen Zonen, Verlag Niggli, Sulgen/Zürich 2008

6 Challenge: tension urban networks - quiet zones - Urban typologies metropolitan regions urban networks quiet zones Mathias Gunz, Christian Mueller Inderbitzin: Thurgau – Projekte für die Stillen Zonen, Verlag Niggli, Sulgen/Zürich 2008

7 Challenge: strong centrifugal forces Mathias Gunz, Christian Mueller Inderbitzin: Thurgau – Projekte für die Stillen Zonen, Verlag Niggli, Sulgen/Zürich 2008

8 Challenge: growth of population – change of social mix population ' '000 / '000 / 1990 annual growth: ca 1.4% (CH: 1%) Kreuzlingen: ca 2%

9 Chance and challenge: identity under constant debate perception of the region tension: metropolitan zones / urban networks – quiet zones centrifugal forces growth of population / change of social mix identity?

10 Why fund arts & culture in a rural/suburban region? shelter food reproduction spiritual needswork, education, religion, culture, arts, community, etc.

11 Why fund arts & culture in a rural/suburban region? In a rapidly changing environment the access to arts&culture is a crucial element in the process of identity-building within the various communities. Creative / talented people can play an important role in this process. Culture = practice of the identiy of individuals or communities Art = questioning or even challenging identities

12 Thurgau: local and regional culture & art

13 Kulturstiftung des Kantons Thurgau Two main agencies: Kulturamt des Kantons Thurgau part of the Department of Education and Culture -6 museums, cantonal library, archive -performance agreements (theatre ensembles, orchestras, choirs, etc.) -socio-culture -individual grants -funding of projects +/- 25 Mio CHF /year Kulturstiftung des Kantons Thurgau funded by the government with 11Mio CHF independent in its decision-making Kulturstiftung is mandated: to support artistic creation within the canton to promote the dissemination of contemporary culture and the cultural exchange in national and international contexts to contribute to the cultural life in the canton with own programmes and initiatives

14 generations: Internat. Jazztreffen Frauenfeld biannual jazzfestival, one week concert hall and club performances workshops for aspiring young musicians contribution: CHF ( )/ application

15 Theater Bilitz Weinfelden: theaterblitze festival - theatre for children and young people Swiss companies, drama and puppett theatre accompanying educational activities contribution: CHF (79100) / application Das gru ̈ ne Ku ̈ ken Theater Katerland_ the actors picking up the children in the foyer

16 KellerSchuran & die frischen Fische, Dreiegg Frauenfeld weekly liveshow (nov/dec), comedy two actors, liveband focus:local contribution: CHF (60000) / application

17 Zsuzsanna Gahse, Author: Donauwürfel poetry/prose personal grant contribution: CHF / application

18 KS/Phönix Theater 81: tanztheaterNow, Steckborn festival of contemporary dance Swiss companies, renowned as well as aspiring choreographers workshop program, lectures contribution: CHR (121000); KS -Initiative

19 forum andere musik: von der Zerbrechlichkeit der Schönheit five art walks on specific routes questioning the qualities of the landscape Interdisciplinary (visual arts, literature, music,sciences, etc.) regional, national, international positions contribution: CHF (125000), application

20 Kulturamt/Kulturstiftung: Information platform: calendar of events, magazine, blog, newsletter annual contribution: CHF (150000), initiative of Kulturamt and Kulturstiftung

21 pullup orchestra: 3. Schritt international tour, CD production hipn Brass orchestra of 10 contribution: CHF (298000) / application

22 chances level of politics -governmental support (canton, few communes) creation, dissemination, discourse -short ways -open doors -affordable rates for studios, etc Challenges level of politics understanding of the role of arts&culture financial support (communal level) creation, dissemination, discourse develop adequate strategies keep creative people in the region / attract them keep ties with the young artists fund the right projects


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