Kulturland Brandenburg theme years

The state of Brandenburg is rich in variety. With its motto ‘Rediscover Brandenburg every year!’, Kulturland Brandenburg aims to engage residents and their visitors with the state’s cultural heritage and diversity as well as the ruptures in our history.

Since 1998, Kulturland Brandenburg has developed arts and culture projects on a different theme each year, bridging the fields of science, tourism and education. Together with a range of associations, institutions and facilities, these themes are investigated from the point of view of history, society, politics, tourism and economics and are presented at authentic and surprising places.

This year’s theme

Is it an art to live well and with meaning in Brandenburg? What does this state and its people bring with them to make this a success? Is it worth taking a look at history? What do the lakes and fields, meadows and forests offer to make people happy here?

In 2022, Kulturland Brandenburg invites you to explore the ‘art of living’ between lakes and forests, in the historic town centres and villages, in cloisters, on orchard meadows, in gardens and fields, in guesthouses, at shared tables, in art and in culture.

With more than 50 partner projects and over 300 events, a varied and exciting themed year is on offer to the people of Brandenburg and their visitors. Music, theatre, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, performances, tours, audio walks, discussion events and excursions on all aspects of the ‘art of living’ provide an insight into the history and present day of our federal state.

More information on our 2022 theme year

Theme years – a look ahead

Historic brick home with construction site sign and flag saying Monument of the Month

The state of Brandenburg has proclaimed 2023 the year of building culture. Together with the Baukulturinitiative Brandenburg (Brandenburg building culture initiative), our themed year entitled ‘Inhabiting building culture – Kulturland Brandenburg 2023’ is calling on artists and culture professionals as well as local and regional cultural institutions, clubs and initiatives in the state of Brandenburg to take a central role in designing a forward-thinking building culture – because culture enables and fosters economic, social and environmental sustainability. It creates identity. It poses the urgent questions of today and tomorrow. It focuses in on transformation processes as a collective opportunity and offers solutions beyond profit maximisation and efficiency gains. Culture shapes what we leave behind for generations to come. There is no democratic, peaceful or sustainable development without culture.

More information on our 2023 theme year