Kunststiftung NRW
Kunststiftung NRW is a foundation created by the government of the German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 state North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state of Germany, with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland and Westphalia, both formerly part of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf. The state is currently run by a coalition of the...

. It was established on September 12, 1989 and started operation in spring 1990. It is based in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Germany.

The functions of the foundation are
  • Promotion and cooperation in extraordinary projects of presentation and documentation of art and culture in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Promotion of acquisition of art objects of extraordinary significance for North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Encouragement of talented young artists
  • Promotion of international cultural exchange
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