Diversity-oriented activities of the German Federal Cultural Foundation
The Federal Cultural Foundation is committed to promoting more diversity in the cultural sector. It initiates programmes, organises events and funds projects which address varying dimensions of diversity and actively advocates for equal opportunity and participation for all members of society.
With respect to its internal policies, the Federal Cultural Foundation is working to establish an inclusive organisational culture. It regards the diversity of its staff and external partners as an opportunity and potential to recognise the challenges, tasks and issues of today from various perspectives. This, in turn, allows the Foundation to identify and adopt a wide range of approaches for taking action.
The Federal Cultural Foundation is actively implementing measures to effectively prevent or at least compensate for discrimination on grounds of one’s ethnic, social or regional background, sex, religion or worldview, disability, age or sexual identity. This policy largely corresponds with the provisions of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) (external link, opens in a new window). Its goal is to protect all members of society from discrimination of any kind.
Programmes and projects
The Federal Cultural Foundation has already made important strides toward promoting greater diversity across Germany’s cultural landscape. With its programmes 360° – Fund for New City Cultures (opens in a new window) and pik – Programme for Inclusive Artistic Practice (opens in a new window), the Foundation is actively promoting the diversification of cultural institutions. Furthermore, it funds a broad range of projects (external link, opens in a new window) which address a wide variety of diversity-related issues.
Website accessibility declaration
The Accessibility Declaration applies to the website operated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de). As a publicly funded institution, we are committed to making our website accessible to all users in accordance with Directive (EU) 2016/2102 (external link, opens in a new window), the Act on the Equal Treatment of People with Disabilities (BGG) (external link, opens in a new window) and the Information Technology Accessibly Regulation (BITV 2.0) (external link, opens in a new window).
Information about the Federal Cultural Foundation and its website is also available in plain language in German (external link, opens in a new window). As a publicly funded institution, the Federal Cultural Foundation recognises its responsibility to make its content as widely accessible as possible to all users. Consequently, we have made the conscious decision to offer information in plain language as well. Plain language, as defined by UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-BRK) (external link, opens in a new window), is intended for persons with reading difficulties.
The Federal Cultural Foundation randomly uses masculine and feminine plural forms of person-related nouns on its German-language website and magazine. In the interest of accessibility, we have chosen to refrain from using special characters to express gender-equitable language. We believe it is important that every person – regardless of their gender identity – feels addressed and respected. In by-lined articles, the respective authors are permitted to specify their own personal pronouns and grammatical forms with which they would like to be referred.
AGG Complaint Office
The purpose of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) (external link, opens in a new window) is to prevent discrimination at the workplace. A non-discrimination policy applies to employers and employees alike. In accordance with the General Equal Treatment Act, every organisation, company or department must establish a complaint office and inform all employees of its existence. The Federal Cultural Foundation has set up a complaints office in accordance with the AGG, which can be reached by e-mail.
German Federal Cultural Foundation
06110 Halle (Saale)
Diversity Team coordinator