Kultur Ruhr GmbH was created in its current form inspired by the Internationale Bauausstellung Emscher Park (1989–99), and is dedicated to producing and hosting contemporary and interdisciplinary art events across the entire Ruhr metropolitan area.
Kultur Ruhr GmbH currently consists of four independent programs: Ruhrtriennale, ChorWerk Ruhr, Tanzlandschaft Ruhr, and Urbane Künste Ruhr. With the new program Urbane Künste Ruhr, which began at the end of 2011, Kultur Ruhr GmbH is returning to key experiences from the year of European cultural capital RUHR. 2010. For each branch of Kultur Ruhr GmbH, a three-year term as artistic director is named, marking the autonomy of each of these programs.
Ruhrtriennale has the greatest yields among the four programs within the GmbH and is the most important public presence of Kultur Ruhr GmbH. The artistic director, for the seasons 2015-2017 Johan Simons, is at the same time the business director of the entire GmbH. Each of the other pillars of the GmbH contributes to the Ruhrtriennale in the form of program contributions.
For more information on the program of Kultur Ruhr GmbH, please consult the following pages.
ChorWerk Ruhr – Florian Helgath, Artistic Director
Urbane Künste Ruhr – Katja Aßmann, Artistic Director
Kultur Ruhr GmbH
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Johan Simons, Roger Christmann (Interim Managing Director until June 30th 2017)