The "Neue Wege" (New Paths) funding programme supports a total of 38 projects with 35 million euros in four project phases from 2018 to 2026. The NRW Ministry of Culture is working closely with the NRWKS and the Düsseldorf district government - on behalf of all district governments.
The first two project phases will expire at the end of 2023. In addition, 18 projects were recommended for permanent funding by an expert jury.
Four further projects will continue to be supported for a limited period of one to three years and will then be reassessed. Coordination by the NRWKS will end in February 2024.