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48 Stunden Neukölln is a project of Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.

But that would be too simple. 48 Stunden Neukölln is so much more!
It is 48 hours in the Berlin summer. It is the wonderful Neukölln. It is incredible artists with multifaceted projects and numerous visitors who stroll curiously through the neighborhoods. 48 Stunden Neukölln is a meeting place. It is a platform for curated but also uncurated, freely presented art. It is all the dedicated team members who work passionately behind the scenes to make this great and important project happen every year. 48 Stunden Neukölln. That is you! That's us.

48 Stunden Neukölln. The largest independent art festival in Berlin.
As a forum for artistic projects from all sectors of the Berlin art scene, the decentralized festival presents and promotes art that contributes to the discussion of current social issues and reflects on them. Since its founding in 1999, 48 Stunden Neukölln has established itself as Berlin's largest independent art festival with its exemplary character. The artistic works created here act as impulses far beyond Berlin-Neukölln, take a stand on issues affecting society as a whole, and promote a sustained exchange with the international art scene.  48 Stunden Neukölln has already been awarded the EFFE label twice and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023.

In 2018, the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe included the festival in the circle of events relevant to urban policy and has been funding it ever since.
This funding provided the festival with long-term planning security for the first time in its history. This funding expires at the end of 2023.

In addition, the Education, Culture and Sports Department of the Neukölln District Office of Berlin supports the festival with its own funding for artists. Also the actors and action network for the center Karl-Marx-Strasse, the AKTION! KARL-MARX-STRAßE (A!KMS) is also involved with financial support. In addition, much would not be possible without our long-standing sponsors STADT UND LAND, Fernheizwerk Neukölln and Boesner.