With great regret the City of Detmold has made the decision to cancel the BILDSTÖRUNG Festival for art in public space 2020 in view of the pandemic caused by the Corona virus. BILDSTÖRUNG festival brings thousands of people in Detmold together to experience art in public space, enjoy culture and meet each other. It breaks our hearts that after a long and intensive planning and preparation period we will not be able to present the programme with wonderful and great artists that are invited in 2020. The health of our audience, artists and staff is our main concern, so it will be impossible to hold the festival at the end of May.

We would like to thank the artists who have already developed and rehearsed their productions for the festival, the supporters and sponsors who have so much confidence in the artistic quality of the festival, the staff who have given their time and commitment to the realisation of the festival. But above all, thanks! to our audience, who, like us, were very much looking forward to this year’s festival.

KulturTeam of the City of Detmold is aware of the importance of the festival in the local culture and in the international artistic community and we will do our part to support culture in these difficult times. In the coming weeks we will look how we can contribute to this. We hope to be able to postpone the programme of this year’s festival to 2021 and will be back with more information soon. We would like to give a sign for a positive, cosmopolitan and solidary future. As  democratic societies, we are dependent on social interaction, the shared experience of culture and the public space. Please be patient, we will all see you again soon!

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