Pilot project on promoting the socio-cultural dimension in Hesse, 2016 to 2020

Where
Germany
When
2020
Who
Land Hesse working group on cultural initiatives and socio-cultural centres (LAKS, (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Kulturinitiativen und soziokulturellen Zentren in Hessen e.V.)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Creating and professionally developing stable structures for cultural diversity in the socio-cultural landscape of Hesse; strengthening civil society engagement

Target groups:
Socio-cultural centres; non-governmental organisations; civil society beneficiaries

Expected results:
Stabilising and strengthening specific activities and effects related to socio-cultural work in terms of cultural diversity, participation in culture and cultural education, regardless of age, background, gender or income; using funding in an efficient and effective manner; supporting structures all year round ("from project to structure"); making funding arrangements more transparent

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

LAKS set up as a contact point for actors submitting applications for funding: advice, information, eligibility assessments; simplified management and award of funding; structural funding has made it easier for cultural operators to plan beyond project funding for cultural operators

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Approx. EU3 million (2016 to 2020)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Science and the Arts, Land Hesse
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Nationwide one-off and innovative pilot project brought a new, nationwide awareness of the socio-cultural scene and professional associations and boosted their reputation; the confidence and future prospects of many actors has been significantly increased; funding has been significantly increased (double the level of 2014); the pilot project relieved the burden on Land Hesse LAKS and participating stakeholders

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain