House of World Cultures (HKW)


The House of World Cultures is a leading centre for the contemporary arts and a venue for projects breaking through artistic boundaries.

It has set itself the task of presenting cultures from outside Europe through their fine arts, theatre, music, literature, film and the media and engaging them in a public discourse with European cultures. The House of World Cultures’ programme focuses on the contemporary arts and current developments in the cultures of Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as on the artistic and cultural consequences of globalisation. It gives priority to projects that explore the possibilities of both intercultural cooperation and its presentation.

Projects are developed and presented in close cooperation with international experts, curators and artists.

The House of World Cultures is a nonprofit-making institution belonging to the Federal Republic of Germany. It is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and by the Federal Foreign Office.

House of World Cultures (HKW)


Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 39 787 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 39 486 79