“KulturKometen 2019” presented

Hanover Cultural Region Foundation and TUI Foundation award prize for outstanding cultural projects in schools


Hanover, 04 June 2019: Four prizes, one stage and many radiant faces. That was the award ceremony of the KulturKometen 2019 on Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at Ballhof 1 in Hanover. The prize for outstanding cultural projects in schools is awarded every two years by the Hanover Cultural Region Foundation and the TUI Foundation and was awarded for the fourth time in 2019.

The prize money was a total of 10,000 euros, this time distributed over four projects. Three prize-winning schools each received 3,000 euros, while one school received a special prize of 1,000 euros.

These are the prizewinners who were honoured in front of around 150 guests:

Schillerschule Hannover for the project “Living (er)dignity” in cooperation with the Rosebusch-Verlassenschaften association.

Leonore-Goldschmidt-Schule Hannover for the intercultural theatre work “#sprachlernendesspiel” in cooperation with other language learning classes.

IGS Roderbruch for the theatre pedagogical project “jung trifft alt” (young meets old) in cooperation with the senior citizens’ residential complex Warburghof.

The special prize of 1,000 euros went to the planned pilot project “Herrenhäuser Gärten – Akademie der Spiele” by IGS Roderbruch in cooperation with the state capital Hanover and many other project partners.

“With our KulturKometen Award, we would like to draw attention to the special cultural commitment of schools. This year’s prize-winning projects have consistently impressed us. They show in an exemplary way that cultural education is an important basis for our social activities”, the initiators are pleased to say.

Applications were invited from general and vocational schools in the Hanover region that have implemented a special cultural project or are currently working on their plans. The activities could come from the fields of music, performing arts, dance, film/new media, literature, visual arts or even interdisciplinary. What counted were unusual and sustainable ideas that were evaluated by an expert jury. The members of the jury include Barbara Kantel from Junge Schauspiel Hannover, Anne Prenzler from the Cultural Office of the City of Hannover, the filmmaker and photo artist Franziska Stünkel, the director of the orchestra in the staircase Thomas Posth and Uwe Kalwar from the Culture Team of the Region Hannover.


Further information: www.kulturkometen.de