The Association Kulturkontakte e.V. originates from the longterm cooperation between people from the cultural and the socio-cultural sectors. Initiated by Kerstin Wiehe (cultural manager and publicist), there are Hans-Jörg Bahrs (urban planner), Cornelia Heger (director), Katja Lucker (cultural manager), David Reuter (artist and teacher), Jens Schubbe (dramaturgy), and Katharina Tarjan (assistant director) among the founders. Aim and purpose of the association is to support cultural and socio-cultural projects through exchange and networking for all fields of the arts and culture as well as supporting the young generation in the cultural sector. Additionally it aims at supporting international cooperation and exchange and the support of cultural projects in the new German states – here newly represented by the Sternebeck section. One special interest is focussed on the production of new music theatre pieces.