Culture of Solidarity Fund is nominated for a European Cultural Brand Award Back

Culture of Solidarity Fund is nominated for a European Cultural Brand Award

Update: We did win!

Quoting the Causales brand award press release: “The European Cultural Foundation from Amsterdam can be pleased about the title “European Cultural Investor”. The Culture of Solidarity Fund was established in response to the coronavirus crisis and supports innovative cultural initiatives that cross European borders, professional sectors and artistic disciplines to offer collaborative solutions to urgent as well as systemic problems in the wake of the pandemic.”

Unfortunately the ceremony in Dresden had to be canceled due to new Corona measures. We also congratulate the winners of the European Cultural Brand Awards 2021! We will receive the award, AURICA, during an individual event yet to be planned. See Causales website for more updates.

More than 110 European cultural actors competed for nomination for a European Cultural Brand Award in eight categories. We are excited our Culture of Solidarity Fund is nominated in the category “European Cultural Investor of the Year 2021”, next to Maja Hoffmann (art collector and patron of the arts, Switzerland) and Ströer Media Deutschland (partner of cities and the arts and culture scene, Germany).

The awards ceremony will take place at the “Night of Cultural Brands” gala on 11 November 2021 at the Staatsoperette Dresden in front of 700 invited guests from business, culture, politics and media. Fingers crossed!

Founded in 2006 by the cultural manager Hans-Conrad Walter, the awards for innovative cultural management, trend-setting cultural marketing and sustainable cultural promotion are regarded as one of Europe’s most advanced cultural prizes and honour forward-looking cultural projects. Winners will be honoured with the AURICA, a 23-centimetre-high waxed bronze statue. AURICA, a Romanian girl’s name meaning the golden one, carries everything that is so desirable: aura, aurum and eureka. The sculpture also stands for the excellence, attractiveness and diversity of the European cultural market and symbolises the valuable mediation work of European cultural providers and the outstanding commitment of European cultural promoters.

Head over to the website of the organisers to read all about the other categories and nominees.