“Culture needs open space – and a partner that creates it“

The Allianz Kulturstiftung is a not-for-profit cultural foundation for Europe. The aim of the Foundation is to strengthen cohesion in Europe using the tools of art and culture. As a promoter of social change, the Foundation is geared towards achieving impact and it operates independently. The head office is located in Berlin and the organisation plays an operational role as well as providing funding.

The Foundation is committed to translocal art and culture projects in Europe and the Mediterranean region. Over the coming years, it will focus its strategic work on the following thematic areas. It will promote an open society while adopting a decentralised approach to Europe and driving forward digitalisation for the common good. 

The Allianz Kulturstiftung was officially registered as a non-profit organization in Munich by the then-Allianz AG (now Allianz SE) in the year 2000. In January of 2012, the foundation moved into the Berlin Allianz Forum at Pariser Platz 6 along with the Allianz Umweltstiftung.

The Allianz Kulturstiftung both funds outside projects and runs its own initiatives. Two bodies set the strategy for the foundation's work, decide on the distribution of funding and monitor the allocation of resources. The Advisory Board is comprised of external experts from various branches of the arts and operates as an artistic-scholarly advisory committee. It reviews project applications and presents a selection of project proposals to the Board of Trustees for final decision. The members of both bodies are all appointed and/or re-appointed for three years. The managing member of the Board of Trustees and thus Director of the Allianz Kulturstiftung is Esra Küçük.