The foundation of the sparkasse bamberg for art, culture and the preservation of historical monuments has poured out over 150,000 euros at the first award ceremony this year. The cultural workers of a total of 49 projects from the city and district of bamberg can look forward to receiving funds.
"The corona crisis is a particularly difficult time for artists and cultural workers, as events and exhibitions are only allowed to take place to a very limited extent and thus sources of income are missing. With the funds from our foundation for art, culture and the preservation of historical monuments, we are happy to support cultural diversity in our region. Art and culture make an important contribution to identification with the community", according to chairman of the board stephan kirchner in the press release. All the requested projects were of high cultural quality. It is enormous how much work and commitment is in all, also a lot of voluntary work. All initiatives have contributed to a high quality of life in the bamberg region.
Due to the corona crisis, the bamberg savings bank has increased the foundation’s disbursement volume to a total of 500,000 euros for this and next year. The next application date is the 30th of march. September 2020.
The sparkasse foundation for the promotion of art, culture and the preservation of historical monuments was established in 1989. Since then, more than 3.5 million euros have been distributed to almost 900 projects.