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German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

The German Federal Government Commis­sioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, is, as Minister of State, a member of the Federal Chancellery. Her tasks include promoting cultural institutions and projects that are of national significance.


Goethe-Institut e. V. is Germany’s globally active cultural institute. Its brief is to promote a knowledge of the German language abroad, nurture international cultural cooperation, and paint a comprehensive picture of Germany today.

Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations

The Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) dedicates itself world-wide to interaction on art, civil society dialogue, and providing information on foreign cultural policy.

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

The Kulturstiftung des Bundes promotes art and culture that falls within the ambit of the Federal Government. One focal point is supporting innovative programmes and ­projects in the international context.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin is a centre of international cultural exchange and a forum for contemporary debates.

Deutscher Kulturrat

Deutscher Kulturrat e. V. is the acknowledged umbrella association of German cultural associations, with 258 federal cultural associations and organisations as its members.

Central Agency for German Schools Abroad

The Central Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA) promotes and advises 1,200 schools abroad, including 140 German schools abroad.

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