The Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries e. V.) is the longest-standing institution for entrepreneurial support of the arts in Germany. Since 1951, it has promoted emerging artists in the areas of architecture, visual arts, literature, and music through the contributions and donations of its members, which include some of Germany’s leading companies. As a nationwide, independent network focused on corporate arts sponsorship, it connects culturally committed companies, business associations, corporate foundations, and entrepreneurs.

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Jahrestagung 2016 © Holger Talinski


 © Holger Talinski


Jahrestagung 2016 in Magdeburg © Holger Talinski

Artist Support

"Corporate Collecting" © Mathias Schormann

Working Groups

Preisträger „Mittlere Unternehmen“: Gerhard Kratzer (KRATZER AUTOMATION AG), Barbara Hahlweg (ZDF), Jens Isenbeck (KRATZER AUTOMATION AG) © Holger Talinski

Arts Sponsorship Award

CEEP Workshop © Helene Altenstein

Cultural Education