The Corona pandemic and its effects are hitting the diverse cultural scene of Münsterland particularly hard: concerts and performances are being cancelled, facilities are being closed, people are showing solidarity by staying at home. No one can yet estimate the consequences. We at the Münsterland Festival are suffering all the more with the many affected actors - also and especially because we are not yet feeling any effects in our current situation, as the next edition is not planned until autumn 2021.
In the past, we at the Münsterland Festival have always been able to count on broad support from the entire Münsterland region - and therefore wanted to give back at least a small contribution to the cultural scene, with which we feel so strongly connected, with the fundraising campaign "No Concert of Superlatives". And thanks to you, it worked out wonderfully - thank you for your support!
The total proceeds from the approximately 300 tickets sold were almost 4,500 euros and initially went to the Münsterland Art and Culture Foundation. The foundation then awarded unscheduled funding: 22 artists, cultural workers and ensembles from the region, whose engagements had been cancelled due to the Corona crisis, were able to enjoy funding. Click here for the press release.
Florian Albers (musical actor), Blasorchester Havixbeck (wind orchestra), Friedhelm Bruns (children's theatre), Dancing Willow (music), Das Fidele Matuya Theater/Clown fidelidad (children's theatre), Ein rätselhafter Schimmer (music & performance), Erpho Bell (theatre for older people), Gregor Grüneberg (youth theatre), Ralf Haarmann (theatre/sound art), Christian Kappe (musician), Alexander Klar (visual artist), MNEME Kollektiv (children's dance), Tamara Peters (musical actress), Peng Impro (impro theatre), Pindakaas (classical music), Placebo (impro theatre), and Theater Titanick (street theatre).
Note: As much as we were pleased about the willingness of the people in Münsterland to donate and the numerous tickets sold, we are aware that this support can do little or nothing to change the dramatic situation of many artists. This requires above all financial help from the federal and state governments. Numerous programmes are being and have been launched, but they are still not enough. We would like to call for solidarity with those working in the arts and culture and ask you to sign the following petition.