Arts and Culture at the Elbe River

Like the river that is incessantly drifting as a dynamic yet reliable force through Dresden, cultural change distinguishes the city on the Elbe as an internationally renowned hub of arts and music. Cultural trends have simultaneously commenced from and moved into Dresden for centuries. To date, local and global inventive ideas, traditional and avant-garde movements converge in Dresden in an exceptional manner. The foundation of arts and music for Dresden (Stiftung Kunst und Musik für Dresden) strives to facilitate this kind of cultural diversity. The foundation serves the common good as a nonpartisan supporter of music, artistic and cultural education as well as contemporary arts. Pooling active citizenship, it invites people to engage in a global network and to promote that current trends may move into Dresden and radiate across the borders of the city, state or country.

To date, local and global inventive ideas, traditional and avant-garde movements converge in Dresden in an exceptional manner.

Leading public figures from the arts, culture and economy as well as private individuals and companies take action within our foundation in order to support young artists, to trigger creative processes and to inspire Dresden’s cultural discourse. Thus, the foundation works to pave new ground where visionary artistic and cultural currents can circulate between Dresden and the world.