Bundesverband der Jugendkunstschulen und Kulturpädagogischen Einrichtungen e.V.

Federal Association of Youth Art Schools and similar institutions of cultural education


Kurpark 5

59425 Unna


Fon :+49 (0)2303 25 30 2 24
mail: sirit.klimes[at]




Contact person: Sirit Klimes, deputy manager

We speak and understand the following languages: German, English, (French), (Italian)


Short profile of the association: 

The Federal Association of Art Schools and institutions of cultural education (bjke) is the umbrella organisation of about 400 art schools and similar institutions of extra curricular art and cultural education in Germany.

Members: 13 Federal State associations of Art Schools and 2 single institutions; the single art schools in Germany are organized in their Federal State organisations - like regional networks.

Number of inhabitants in Germany: 82.000.000

Represented artistic profiles:

  • visual arts
  • dance
  • theatre
  • literature
  • digital media/video/photography
  • music
  • crossmedia offers

Main interests in Arts4all, international work

  • international contacts  
  • staff exchange 2
  • special topics of art education/pedagogic  
  • special topics of networking/political aims
  • recommendation of lecturers, workshopleaders 

Related weblinks to own activities or important specialized partners: umbrella organization for extra curricular art education and creative learning in Germany