Duisburg got funded for culture in 2021 with 327,000 euros


In order to support local culture, the assembly of the Rhineland Regional Council has decided to inject funding for these projects.

The culture committee of the Rhineland Regional Assembly (LVR) recommended in its meeting for the coming year the funding of 107 cultural projects in Duisburg with around 5.6 million euros in the cities and districts of the Rhineland.

The City of Duisburg received grants of 327,000 euros for four projects: for the documentation archive of the Rheinisches Mühlen Documentation Center, the special exhibition “Social History of Inland Shipping”, the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize of the City of Duisburg including exhibition and publication as well as for cataloging the estate by Dr. Michael Lefknecht.

Many cultural projects are all on the brink of collapse

“Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, many cultural projects in the Rhenish municipalities have been about survival. Our support is therefore more important than probably never before. We therefore not only like to support but also out of solidarity,” says Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rolle from the Rhineland Regional Council.

With the regional cultural promotion projects in the member bodies of the LVR are financially supported, which strengthen the cultural identity of the Rhineland. These include, for example, measures for the protection of monuments, archeology, education and mediation, homeland care, Rhenish history, and folklore as well as cultural cooperation.