With the Bauhaus Today fund, which is open to applications, the German Federal Cultural Foundation (KSB) calls on today’s avant-garde to explore the Bauhaus’s ideas and methods from an explicitly contemporary perspective. Cultural institutions and organisations in all artistic areas are invited to apply with their international projects for funding.

The Triadic Ballet. Group photo of all figurines, artist: Oskar Schlemmer / photo: Ernst Schneider, 1927. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin
The Triadic Ballet. Group photo of all figurines, artist: Oskar Schlemmer / photo: Ernst Schneider, 1927. Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin

The Bauhaus was a workshop for the future, led with great intellectual and methodical open-mindedness – utopian, international and interdisciplinary. For the Bauhaus Centenary 2019 it is now time to address from a contemporary perspective the questions asked here about how we want to work, live and be housed in the future, in doing so taking into consideration the challenges of the 21st century, such as digitalisation, globalisation, or the increasing shortage of resources.

In doing so, the focus should not be on the celebration of design icons or typical Bauhaus design vocabularies, but on a concrete involvement with the following question: In which fields can the Bauhaus’s historic way of thinking make a difference when dealing with the pressing social issues of the day? Whether participatory or theoretical, visionary or critical, creative or investigative – positions and perspectives on the contemporary relevance of the Bauhaus and its ideas are sought.

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2018