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heimat@jazzinstitut 2022

Re:charge your creativity

Our societies are entering a phase of exhaustion in the third year of the pandemic. This is especially true for cultural workers and for creative people. We all may need places of retreat and spaces of inspiration that enable creative recharging.

In 2022, the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt will make its premises and professional resources available to jazz musicians for short residencies during five dates. For a few days, they will have the opportunity to make Darmstadt the HOME of their current artistic ambitions and projects. The German word HEIMAT (home) represents a place of origin, for creativity, and new artistic impulses. HEIMAT provides the humus for the growth of creativity.

The selected projects for heimat@jazzinstitut 2022 will focus especially on aspects of gender equity, diversity, and overcoming social inequality — individually and conceptwise. In addition, ideas for cross-genre or cross-art form implementations are to receive special support. We aim to provide exciting musicians with a temporary laboratory for their personal artistic profiling. The Jazzinstitut is a temporary HOME, a place for reflection and at the same time a platform for the further development of their artistic careers.

The Ministery for Sciences and the Arts of the State of Hesse and Darmstadt – City of Sciences support heimat@jazzinstitut 2022

Jazz at the institute

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConcerts take place regularly in the acoustically excellent vaulted cellar under the Jazz Institute. On Fridays, well-known and even less well-known musicians perform here. The concert series “JazzTalk” regularly invites, mostly German-speaking artists, to a discussion concert. In addition, the Verein zur Förderung des zeitgenössischen Jazz in Darmstadt e.V. organises its own concerts and the Bessunger Jam Session on the last Friday of each month. Incidentally, the association’s programme was awarded the “APPLAUS – Award for Programme Planning of Independent Venues” prize by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Jazz musicians from the region also use the concert hall for their own events, such as CD releases or presentations of new programmes. In the gallery on the top floor of the Jazz Institute as well as in the staircase and vaulted cellar we present changing exhibitions of jazz related artists and photographers.

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