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INITIATIVE FOR THE FUTURE OF CULTURE

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Create Your Revolution auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

The world as we know it is changing. Globalisation and digitalisation, migration movements and climate change, the strengthening of nationalistic and extremist attitudes -  the global community is facing challenges of previously unknown dimensions.  

At the same time, culture today seems to mainly serve prestige and entertainment purposes. The fact that culture can give significant answers to today's challenges - and thus shape a hopeful future - is receding into the background.

#CREATEYOURREVOLUTION wants to give culture back the status it deserves: it is the backbone of our society, it conveys orientation and belonging. Culture provides the framework for intercultural exchange, global interaction and thus for creating a future worth living and full of hope.

Create Your Revolution auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Experience the Revolution

Betelhem Dessie, Gina Belafonte, Tea Uglow,  and many more are taking to the stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 5 pm at the Congress Center. As part of CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION – INITIATIVE FOR THE FUTURE OF CULTURE – this year’s global campaign by Frankfurter Buchmesse, the United Nations, ARTE, Spreadshop and Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association) – these great minds will share their inspirational ideas on topics such as activism, language, living with machines, trust, identity, sustainability, and education. 

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Frankfurt Fair, Congress Center (Auditorium Harmonie)

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CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION - The campaign's initiators

ARTE auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

ARTE

In 1992, the European TV channel ARTE went on air with the mission of promoting understanding and rapprochement between Europeans through a programme reflecting Europe's cultural richness and diversity. It was launched in two languages, German and French. Today, thanks to its consistent digital strategy, the ARTE programme is available in six languages. 70% of Europeans receive ARTE in their native language. 85% of the programme is co-produced in Europe.

In 1992, the European TV channel ARTE went on air with the mission of promoting understanding and rapprochement between Europeans through a programme reflecting Europe's cultural richness and diversity. It was launched in two languages, German and French. Today, thanks to its consistent digital strategy, the ARTE programme is available in six languages. 70% of Europeans receive ARTE in their native language. 85% of the programme is co-produced in Europe.

As a public service broadcaster, ARTE is financed by the broadcasting contribution in Germany and France. There is no advertising, but through sponsoring for example, the station also has its own revenues.

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UN-SDG auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

UN – Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs, including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs, including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

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THE ARTS+ auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

THE ARTS+ / B3 Biennal of the Moving Image

THE ARTS+ Future of Culture Festival, which takes place every year as part of Frankfurter Buchmesse, revolves around the future of the creative and cultural industry: An international showroom of the future, it brings together creative minds and pioneers of the digital ecosystem, with inspiring keynotes by national and international speakers as well as exceptional performances. In 2019, THE ARTS+ entered into a unique partnership with the B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes (B3 Biennial of the Moving Image), an event organized by the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (Offenbach University of Art and Design).

THE ARTS+ Future of Culture Festival, which takes place every year as part of Frankfurter Buchmesse, revolves around the future of the creative and cultural industry: An international showroom of the future, it brings together creative minds and pioneers of the digital ecosystem, with inspiring keynotes by national and international speakers as well as exceptional performances. In 2019, THE ARTS+ entered into a unique partnership with the B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes (B3 Biennial of the Moving Image), an event organized by the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach (Offenbach University of Art and Design).

Significant parts of the B3 programme dovetail with the successful festival and, amongst other things, the biennial will present its renowned flagship exhibition in the middle of THE ARTS+ area in Hall 4.1. In addition, the area is the heart of CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION, this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse campaign dedicated to the importance and future of culture. www.theartsplus.com

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spreadshop auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Spreadshop

Spreadshop is a leading global online shop system powered by Spreadshirt. Shop Owners can easily create and sell their own merchandise to a worldwide audience. Shop owners have access to over 130 different product types that can be sold with their design or logo printed on them.
While the Shop Owners focus on spreading their message, each sale earns them a commission. Then Spreadshop takes care of everything else, from on-demand production to shipping and customer service.

Spreadshop is a leading global online shop system powered by Spreadshirt. Shop Owners can easily create and sell their own merchandise to a worldwide audience. Shop owners have access to over 130 different product types that can be sold with their design or logo printed on them.
While the Shop Owners focus on spreading their message, each sale earns them a commission. Then Spreadshop takes care of everything else, from on-demand production to shipping and customer service.

Since Spreadshirt’s founding in 2002, individuals, social media activists or gamers have run successful merch businesses. Over 45,000 active sellers are currently running selling shops on Spreadshop. Spreadshop has been active as its own global brand since 2018

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Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry in the political and public spheres. It was founded in Leipzig in 1825 and currently has roughly 4,500 members, which include booksellers, publishers, wholesalers and other media companies. As both a trade association and a cultural organisation, the Börsenverein works to promote books and reading whilst also fostering fair copyright laws and the preservation of Germany's policy of fixed book prices. It also seeks to promote cultural diversity and uphold the right to freedom of expression.

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (the German Publishers and Booksellers Association) represents the interests of Germany's book industry in the political and public spheres. It was founded in Leipzig in 1825 and currently has roughly 4,500 members, which include booksellers, publishers, wholesalers and other media companies. As both a trade association and a cultural organisation, the Börsenverein works to promote books and reading whilst also fostering fair copyright laws and the preservation of Germany's policy of fixed book prices. It also seeks to promote cultural diversity and uphold the right to freedom of expression.

Börsenverein runs the annual Frankfurt Book Fair and awards the annual Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the German Book Prize and the German Non-Fiction Prize. The association also supports its members in the development of innovation and new business models.

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CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION - The manifest

Create Your Revolution auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse
Culture should be more than decoration for the rich and famous.
Culture should be more than bread and circuses.

Because culture tells stories that move the world.
Because culture has no race or gender.
Because culture creates community, not nations.
Because culture is diversity, not commerce.

Therefore culture has the power to be the core of society.

Let’s cultivate this power to lead the change.
Let’s care for the core to feel community.

Time for the new age of culture.
Time to create your revolution.

Create Your Revolution auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

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