Who we are

Since 20 years we have been inviting youth groups performing music, dance, theatre and circus from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to the Children’s Culture Caravan (KinderKulturKarawane) to Germany. During the tour these groups present their artistic productions in schools, youth and cultural centres and at festivals. They also give workshops in which they teach artistic methods. In their productions, the young artists address their culture as well as personal experiences and problems that determine life at their place of residence. The productions are thus almost always thematically related to the sustainable development goals. In their projects, the young people gain new perspectives and self-confidence through their artistic work in order to shape their own future. 

The following groups will take part (digitally) in the project this year: Groups 2021

Since 2015, we have also been running the project “CREACTIV for climate justice” with two groups each year, in which the groups and students spend one week dealing artistically with the topics of climate change and climate justice. In addition, some of the groups travel to six European countries until the end of 2021 as part of our project CulPeer4Change.

How to apply with your group

Please find the information about the application process for projects that would like to participate in the KinderKulturKarawane: Conditions & Application

Our goals

Experience of self-efficacy
The young people feel a sense of achievement and make the important experience that they themselves can make a positive difference.

Arts for social change
By changing one’s own viewpoint and personality, processes of transformation in society as a whole are supported.

Communication of global perspectives
Complex international contexts are made visible and tangible in a vivid way through artistic methods.

Support of the international partner projects
The social and cultural work of the international partners is financially supported. In addition, by participating in the KinderKulturKarawane the projects can establish new contacts and expand their network.

Our method:
Cultural Peer Learning

Peer learning means that learning content is taught by peers. In our workshops we combine this approach with the artistic methods of cultural education. The creative cooperation with peers from the Global South changes the way, how both sides think about global issues. It opens the view for challenges and the creativity of all participants to present new solutions on stage. Social skills are also strengthened and language and cultural barriers are overcome. This creative process strengthens self-confidence and promotes a feeling of self-efficacy.

Facts & Figures

Since the start of the KinderKulturKarawane, 953 young artists from over 60 different projects have presented theatre, traditional and modern dance, traditional and modern music, circus and interdisciplinary performances. The groups have staged more than 4,000 performances and workshops, reaching about 80,000 people every year. In total, the KinderKulturKarawane was thus able to transfer around 900,000 € to the partner projects in the Global South.