Federal Funding for Impulse 2016
20 April 2015
The future of Impulse is secured. After several biannual editions the festival continues in a yearly rhythm again from now on. Following Mülheim an der Ruhr in 2015, the FFT Düsseldorf is going to be the festival’s main venue in 2016 together with the associated partner venues in Cologne (studiobühneköln) and Mülheim an der Ruhr (Ringlokschuppen Ruhr).
The pre-conditions for this development were set jointly by the participating municipalities, the land North Rhine-Westfalia and the NRW KULTURsekretariat as the responsible institution by respectively increasing their financial investments.
In mid April Minister of State Monika Grütters furthermore announced federal support for Impulse and appreciated its nationwide relevance. The Commissioner for Culture and Media of the Federal Government (BKM) committed funds for 2016’s festival edition in sum of € 100,000 with hopes for continuos sponsor- ship in the future. A substantial share in securing the festivals’ existence in the long run is provided by the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia which also assures funding in sum of € 100,000 in 2016.
We very much welcome this development which allows us to realize our plans more concentrated and for the festival to achieve stable planning beyond the upcoming year.