Support Association ZKM / HfG e.V.

Art Needs Company

Founded in Karlsruhe in 1988, the Fördergesellschaft ZKM / HfG e.V. [Support Association ZKM / HfG e.V.] is an association of citizens and public personalities. In Karlsruhe, it supports the ZKM | Center for Art and Media and the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) with ideas and material resources. 

The ZKM_Media Theater full of people who look at a canvas which shows amorphous structures in white

What We Support

Masterclass at the ZKM

In a joint effort with the Fördergesellschaft ZKM / HfG e.V. and supported by the Gunther-Schroff-Stiftung, the ZKM's Museum Communication initiated the pupil scholarship system »Masterclass at the ZKM« in 2014. The project enables young people aged 15 to 19 to learn about contemporary art movements as well as the ZKM's program.

More about Masterclass

Four people on stage at the [MASTERCLASS] #9 opening. The person on the far left is holding a microphone in one hand and has the other hand on her heart.

Restoring and Acquiring Artworks

The media artworks in the ZKM collection have to be restored regularly. The Support Association aids these efforts financially. In addition, it partakes in the acquisition of pioneering works at the intersection of art and technology.

More about »Writing the History of the Future«

In a dark room, videos of two sleeping people are projected onto the wall. In front of them are two viewers.

The scholarship awards of the Fördergesellschaft ZKM / HfG

Since 1998, the Fördergesellschaft has been supporting students of the Hochschule für Gestaltung with an annual award ceremony for outstanding semester, master's or diploma theses in the subjects of product design, media art, photography, scenography and communication design, as well as art science with attractive prizes financed by the Fördergesellschaft and numerous scholarship donors, such as the Gunther Schroff Foundation, the Heinrich Hertz Society, the City of Karlsruhe, the Badische Beamtenbank and, time and again, private donors. In addition to recognizing their achievements, they enable the students to continue their projects and initiate new ones. 


Scholarship holders and members of the Incorporated Society for the Development of Art and Media
Scholarships awarded by the HfG 2015
Support Association ZKM / HfG e.V.

Come and Join Us!

Natural persons and legal entities can become members of the Society. The annual subscription for natural persons is a minimum of € 40. For legal entities, the minimum annual subscription is € 400. The Society is a recognized non-profit organization.

Benefits and offers for members include

  • discounted or free admission to all exhibitions
  • exclusive curator-guided member tours
  • award presentation galas
  • interesting excursions
  • use of member lounge
  • discounts at the ZKM | Shop (for books)
  • up-to-date information on all offers at the ZKM and HfG


Support Association ZKM / HfG e.V. 

Lorenzstr. 19
76135 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100-1260
Fax: +49 (0) 721/8100-1269

Would you like to become a member?

Please print out the membership form [in German] (Acrobat Reader required), fill it in, and send to the address provided on the left.