Ten Cultural Regions
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is made up of the ten cultural regions of Aachen, Bergisches Land, Hellweg, Münsterland, Lower Rhine, East Westphalia-Lippe, Rheinschiene, Ruhr area, Sauerland and South Westphalia. Whether flat or mountainous, urban or rural, small or large: the ten cultural regions reflect NRW’s diversity – artistically as well as culturally.
This is seen not least of all through the Regionale Kulturpolitik NRW (NRW Regional Cultural Policy) program, with which the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science has been funding cultural projects since the end of the 1990s; facilitating new forms of cooperation among those working in the arts and culture and creative impulses in the region. The ten coordination offices of the cultural regions are the points of contact for advice, networking and qualification.
stadt.land.text NRW is the first joint project of the ten cultural regions. The aim is not only to bring new and creative literary perspectives from outside into the individual regions, but also to focus on NRW as a whole and to promote the exchange of residents and cultural practitioners in the regions.