MUNSTERLAND. 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. The Münsterland Festival is also suffering with the many affected actors - and therefore wants to set an example. On 3 May 2020, the festival organisers of Münsterland e.V. therefore invite you to a "Superlative No Concert" at 8 p.m. - an imaginary concert that does not exist in this form and instead focuses on solidarity. The "No Concert of Superlatives" is a fundraising campaign by the Münsterland Festival with the aim of supporting art and culture in Münsterland.
"In the past, we at the Münsterland Festival have always been able to count on broad support from the entire Münsterland region - and so we now want to give at least a small contribution back to the cultural scene with which we feel so strongly connected," emphasises Lars Krolik, festival director at Münsterland e.V. And Christine Sörries, artistic director of the festival, adds: "For we ourselves are not yet feeling any effects in our current situation, as the next festival edition is not planned until autumn 2021. Instead, we want to encourage our fans and supporters to join in this fundraising campaign!"
Instead of singing and guitar sounds, there will be silence on 3 May: the "No Concert of Superlatives" is not a concert, no one performs, no one plays, no one sings. But tickets are still available. Online at www.muensterland.reservix.de in two categories: for 9.90 or 19.90 euros. The entire proceeds will initially go to the Münsterland Art and Culture Foundation. The foundation will then award unscheduled grants in the summer of this year: Artists whose engagements have been cancelled due to the Corona crisis can apply for this.
As a thank you, all participants will receive a symbolic ticket and the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to the next Münsterland Festival.
"The special art and cultural scene in Münsterland is so formative for THE GOOD LIFE in the region. Therefore, we hope that we can support the affected players with this action and preserve the cultural diversity of the region even in such a difficult crisis," emphasises Klaus Ehling, board member of Münsterland e.V..
More information about the campaign is available at www.muensterland-festival.de, and more about the Münsterland Art and Culture Foundation at www.muensterland.com/kultur/kulturfoerderung/stiftung-k-k-msl.
The past Münsterland Festival was sponsored by: Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Regional Cultural Policy funding programme), districts of Münsterland (Borken, Coesfeld, Steinfurt and Warendorf), City of Münster, LWL Cultural Department, Sparkasse Westmünsterland, Kreissparkasse Steinfurt, Hilde and Bodo Crone Foundation, Stiftung Kunst und Kultur Münsterland, KulturStiftung Masthoff, BERESA, Pianohaus Micke, kultur.west (media partner), Westfalenspiegel (media partner), Westfälische Nachrichten (media partner), WDR 3 (cultural partner).