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Two elderly women stand on a stage in dresses, each leaning on a walker.
© Peter Pöschl | Tanz- & Theaterwerkstatt e. V., Ensemble Zartbitter, 2023

Centre for Creative Ageing and Inclusive Arts

We offer advice and training on cultural education in old age and inclusive culture. We award funding for projects that enable cultural participation in old age. We also do research and are happy to share our knowledge with you.

News from kubia

Graphic with a photo of a golden trophy, a red circle with the white inscription "Enter by 1 July 2024" and the red lettering "amateo award".
  • 22/05/2024

Amateo Award 2024 open for entries – European award for participatory cultural projects

The European network for cultural participation Amateo has announced the Amateo Award 2024. Whether dance, music, theatre, street art or another cultural field: all participatory art projects by amateur groups from all over Europe are invited to take part. The application deadline is 1 July 2024.
A woman wearing white gloves stands next to a man holding a cane for the blind and also wearing white gloves. He is touching a brass-coloured relief in the shape of a head on a richly decorated mantelpiece.
  • 18/10/2023

EU project “Culture without Barriers”: Final visit to Poland

From 2021 till 2023, kubia was a transnational partner of the German-Polish EU project. As part of the project, Annalena Knors (Corporate Inclusion) and Lisette Reuter (Un-Label), led by kubia staff member Annette Ziegert, developed a procedural model for accessibility at publicly funded cultural institutions in Poland, the publication was published in 2024. In September 2023, the team travelled to Warsaw for final talks.
A man and a woman, ibk board member Benjamin Thele and kubia director Almuth Fricke, press a large green button together.
  • 09/10/2023

Relaunch: kubia has a new website

The new website focuses on kubia's core tasks with a modernised design as well as page and menu structure. The accessibility of the website was a central concern during the relaunch.

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Current issue of our magazine

The magazine cover shows a photo of an older man wearing a Laurel and Hardy T-shirt with the inscription "Laurel & Hardy Museum Solingen" and a bowler hat in the style of the comedy duo. He is holding a statue of Oliver Hardy's head in his hands and other Laurel and Hardy figures, posters etc. can be seen in the background.
  • Magazin
  • 2023

Chambers of Wonder – Inclusive and age-friendly museum work

The 25th issue of kubia magazine focusses on museums and examines their relationship with older people, the accessibility of their offerings and their quality standards.

Our mission

kubia promotes equal cultural activity and participation of people with different preconditions and circumstances. Because cultural education and creative activities are an important key to quality of life and social participation.

Photomontage with elderly lady juggling colourful buttons.
© Selfiegrafen | Lebensbilder, 2019

Funding

We award funding for exemplary cultural education projects with old people and provide information about other funding opportunities.

Current articles

An elderly woman and an elderly man stand next to each other and make dance movements with their hands.
  • Discourse

Cultural education in old age

This basic article explains what cultural education is and why it is also important in old age.

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Once a month, our German-language newsletter offers bundled information on cultural education in old age, cultural participation and inclusive culture.