Art and Games

Art and Games

Fostering creativity in young children at cultural institutions

Discovering the world through arts and culture. In the Art and Games support project, Robert Bosch Stiftung brings together cultural institutions where the youngest among us can experience art in a creative way.

By participating in the Arts and Games program, ten leading national organizations in Germany active in the performing and visual arts, music, film, and natural sciences are given the opportunity to strengthen and further expand their early childhood cultural education activities. Working in partnership with preschools and elementary schools, they develop and implement a wide variety of concepts tailored to their young audience that breathe life into the aspiration to involve children in "arts and culture right from the start." In this context, they enter into a lively exchange of ideas and experiences with the project’s other participants and receive advanced training opportunities tailored specifically to their individual needs, as well as constant assistance and support with regard to the program’s content and system.

What are some good examples of age-appropriate methods to convey arts and culture to young children? How do you arouse their curiosity and stimulate their inquisitive spirit? How can museums, theaters, and concert halls create exciting spaces for children to experience and actively take part in the arts, and how do you reach children that do not live in homes with parents who take an interest in cultural activities? The goal of the program is to generate creative, effective answers to these and other key questions in the participating cultural institutions.

Between 2013 and 2015, the following institutions will receive support as part of the Arts and Games program:
  • Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF / Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
  • Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar - DNT
  • Klimahaus® Bremerhaven 8° Ost
  • Kunsthalle Bremen
  • Kunstmuseum Bonn
  • Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U (Museum Ostwall in the Dortmunder U)
  • Nationaltheater Mannheim (National Theatre of Mannheim)
  • Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin)
  • Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (The National Museums in Berlin)
  • Staatsoper Hamburg (Hamburg State Opera)
  • Münchner Philharmoniker
  • Hartware MedienKunstVerein e.V. Dortmund
  • LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur Münster
  • Theater Erlangen
Since october 2015 the following six institutions receive as well support as part of the Arts and Games program:
  • Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlung – Pinakotheken München
  • Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf und Duisburg
  • Hartware MedienKunstverein, Dortmund
  • LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster
  • Münchner Philharmoniker
  • Theater Erlangen

Head of Coordination

Natalie Kronast (actual in parental leave)
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Max Liebermann Haus
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 31016229

Program Coordination

Simone Odenthal
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Max Liebermann Haus
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 31016229

Contact at the Foundation

Frank Albers
Phone: +49 711 46084-510
Julia Teek
Phone: +49 711 46084-440