Pop-Kultur wants to promote pop culture – and in a sustainable way. Since 2017, the festival has been presenting a series of Commissioned Works, developed especially for Pop-Kultur and premiered at the festival. The Commissioned Works take into account the lack of discursive spaces within pop music and that artists living precariously don’t have enough opportunities for reflection and experimentation. Commissioned Works allows artists to critically engage with the topics that concern them without first having to think about economic viability. This means that each year, audiences can expect a number of transmedial, interdisciplinary, border-crossing and overwhelming world premieres – all within the festival’s four days!
Commissioned Works are supported by Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.