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Der Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft fördert seit 1951 Kunst und Kultur und setzt sich für eine Gesellschaft ein, in der Kultur als unverzichtbare Ressource verstanden wird.
Der Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft fördert Künstler in den Sparten Architektur, Bildende Kunst, Darstellende Kunst, Literatur und Musik und bietet seinen Mitgliedsunternehmen Service und Beratung in den Bereichen Kultursponsoring, Corporate Collecting, kulturelle Bildung und auswärtige Kultur.
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The main task of the Kulturkreis is the direct support of artists. Members of the Kulturkreis and expert advisors, who are organized in four committees, give awards for exceptional achievements to emerging artists in their respective fields: architecture, fine arts, literature and music. The Kulturkreis awards the following prizes

The Kulturkreis Architecture Prize
The Kulturkreis ars viva Prize for Fine Arts
The Kulturkreis Literature Award
The Kulturkreis Playwright Prize
The Kulturkreis Music Prize.

All prizes are awarded to young artists. However, all candidates must have proven their artistic qualification previously. This generally happens in the form of competitions or invitations to apply. Unsolicited applications are not accepted except for the Kulturkreis Music Prize.

A grand prize and a sponsorship prize are awarded yearly in each of the supported divisions. Exceptions are the Kulturkreis Playwright Prize, which is awarded to one author only, as well as the ars viva Prize, which is awarded to two to four artists. Beyond the support in the divisions of architecture, fine arts, literature and music, the Kulturkreis initiates different art projects that have innovative qualities.

The Kulturkreis supports emerging artists in music, literature, performing arts, architecture and fine arts only through its own competitions. Projects or support applications can not be submitted to the Kulturkreis. Stipends are not issued. Seekers of support are advised by the Kulturkreis to visit the website www.kulturfoerderung.org. Together with the Deutsches InformationsZentrum Kulturförderung (DIZK), the Kulturstiftung der Länder, the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations), the Kulturkreis offers this internet data base for those seeking support or offering  support in the art sector. The website gives an overview of art supporting foundations, businesses and initiatives in Germany. The offer is directed to all interested parties in the areas of art and culture, to all creators of art and culture, to institutions who seek funding, as well as potential sponsors, and to political institutions who promote cultural affairs, and art editors.