March 6, 2024

Quarantine in Chemnitz

Funding from the Cultural Bridge programme will help us to build connections in the 2025 European Capital of Culture

A whiteboard is in the centre of the picture with a list of special dishes offered by the cafe - to the right a full menu of food option - to the left of the whiteboard we see the kitchen and one of the chefs looking directly at us
Quarantine ‘No Such Thing’ – Photo: Kate Daley

This Spring, Quarantine will begin working on a programme of events and building artist links with Chemnitz, Germany – the European Capital of Culture in 2025.

Working closely with our friends at ASA-FF, an association exploring undiscovered narratives to promote democratic values, this partnership will create the circumstances for artistic exchange between the twin cities.

“Manchester and Chemnitz are twin cities bonded by their respective post-industrial past. Cultural Bridge funding allows us and our partners to explore cross-cultural exchange in each city.  We’ll present BUILDING OF SPINES, a new public project in libraries and, through our WOULD LIKE TO MEET residencies, create the circumstances for exchange between artists from Chemnitz and Manchester. By connecting writers from each city, digitally and in person, we’ll explore how language shifts and changes the work as the project migrates from place to place…” 

Richard Gregory, Artistic Director, Quarantine

This partnership project is enabled through funding from the Cultural Bridge programme, an investment programme between UK Arts Councils and leading German cultural institutions to allow cross-border exchange and the development of practice within participative arts.

Quarantine’s project is one of 20 Cultural Bridge-funded partnerships between UK and Germany.

For more information on the Cultural Bridge programme click here

This project is funded by Cultural Bridge, which celebrates bilateral artistic partnerships between the UK and Germany through the collaboration between Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, Creative Scotland, Fonds Soziokultur, Goethe-Institut London and Wales Arts International / Arts Council of Wales.

6 people sitting around a central table - one of the people is writing on a large sheet of paper
Photo – Franziska Kurz

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