Branch office Remscheid

Küppelstein 34
42857 Remscheid

Branch office Berlin

Greifswalder Straße 4
10405 Berlin

Marienburger Straße 3
10405 Berlin

Phone +49 (0) 30 – 48 48 60 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 30 – 48 48 60 - 70


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Young people on stage, some with white masks.


Welcome at BKJ

The German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning (Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung - BKJ) is the umbrella organisation for cultural education in Germany.

More than 50 nationwide specialist organisations and state associations have joined forces in the BKJ. They are active in the fields of of visual arts, digital media, film, photography, literature, music, rhythm, play, dance, theatre and circus. The BKJ and its members are committed to a wide range of cultural education programmes in youth work, cultural institutions, schools and day-care centres, to cultural participation and inclusion, to voluntary work and international exchange, and to successful educational landscapes.

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Cultural education across borders

International encounters around arts and culture enable children, young people and professionals to broaden their own horizons, break down prejudices and learn to live diversity consciously. The BKJ supports actors in cultural education in financing and organizing international youth exchange and in international networking.

Finding a Partner for Exchange Projects

We support organisations working in the field of arts education and cultural learning in their search for suitable exchange partners in Germany. For this purpose you can fill out our online partner search form. In order to be able to arrange an initial contact, in the form we will ask you for some information about your organisation and project ideas you may already have. As soon as you have submitted your organisational profile via the completed search form, we will channel it through our network in Germany in order to find a suitable partner organisation.

Online Partner Search Form (English)

Rolf Witte

Head of international department

Phone number:
+49 2191 - 934 82 58
E-mail address:

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The German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning (BKJ) is the umbrella organisation for cultural education in Germany.