Binding Culture Prize 2024

for Frankfurt LAB

The Frankfurt LAB receives the Binding Culture Prize 2024, endowed with 50,000 euros, as the Board of Trustees of the Binding Cultural Foundation unanimously decided has decided. Prof. Heiner Goebbels abstained from the vote due to his previous work in the Hessian Theater Academy in this year's vote. The award ceremony for the joint initiative of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, the Ensemble Modern, the Hessian Theater Academy, the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm. Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm will take place on Saturday, June 1, in the Paulskirche. the Paulskirche.

In the premises of a former factory in Schmidtstraße in the Gallus district the Frankfurt LAB has created a production and performance venue that is suitable to meet the growing questions and demands in contemporary performing arts and performing arts and music, according to the jury statement. jury statement. "The Frankfurt LAB stands for a special cooperation between Frankfurt institutions and a place that brings theater, music, performance and artistic talent into a productive exchange", said Ina Hartwig, Head of the Department of Culture, and continued: "The Frankfurt LAB with its location and the surrounding cultural institutions forms a cultural hotspot of great popularity in the Gallus district, which also provides rehearsal and presentation areas for artists. I am very pleased about the decision of the Binding Culture Prize jury and congratulate them warmly. warmly."

"We congratulate Frankfurt LAB on this award in its 15th anniversary year. 15th anniversary. This extraordinary and productive collaboration is regarded exemplary far beyond Frankfurt and has convinced the Board of Trustees of the Binding Cultural Foundation in particular," said Chairwoman of the Board of Directors Bergit Countess Douglas.

New art forms have long since expanded the boundaries of disciplines: Space and time to discuss, test and develop the new balance of power between the arts and media. to discuss, test and further develop the new balance of power between the arts and media has goal of the Frankfurt LAB from the very beginning. It sees itself first and foremost as a laboratory for aesthetic development, but also repeatedly invites the audience and the interested interested public to discourse events, showings, performances and festivals. and festivals.

For internationally active artists and students alike, the Frankfurt LAB is a much-needed, professionally equipped rehearsal stage, while its residency program and HTA postgraduate support have a lasting impact on the promotion of young talent.

The Binding Culture Prize 2024 therefore goes to the Board of Frankfurt LAB. At the same time, the Board of Trustees of the Binding Cultural Foundation welcomed the political will of the City of Frankfurt to locate it in a forward-looking new building in the heart of the metropolis on the Main.

By choosing Frankfurt LAB as the winner of the Binding Culture Prize 2024, the Binding Cultural Foundation is once again signaling its solidarity with creative artists in the home market of Binding beers.




Frankfurter Paulskirche, Plenarsaal

Frankfurt am Main

// EM