Daniela Burkhardt, Executive Coordinatior, UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts, City of Karlsruhe

The UNESCO City of Media Arts Office in the City of Karlsruhe’s Department of Cultural Affairs is the central point of contact for all matters relating to media art. The office supports, networks, and organizes — always collaboratively and in partnership with the numerous actors in the cultural and creative city of Karlsruhe as well as on an international level.

The Department of Cultural Affairs of Karlsruhe collects and preserves the city’s cultural heritage, contributes to cultural education through festivals, exhibitions, events, publications and the provision of media, promotes art and culture, and has a networking and modernizing effect on the city. It covers all branches and areas of art and culture and contributes to increasing the quality of life and self-awareness of Karlsruhe’s citizens through a high-quality cultural and educational offer. The Department of Cultural Affairs also serves as a link between the city, the artists/creatives and the cultural institutions with the aim of creating a strategic network. One of its core tasks is to promote the development of medium- and long-term concepts for shaping cultural life in Karlsruhe.