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garage is first of all a producing festival with a focus on the support and production of new, not yet realised concepts for and during the festival.

garage is a platform for contemporary art and culture. The festival presents new concepts in production, presentation and discussion of cultural content. Every year artists, musicians and theorists from Germany and abroad are invited to develop and realise innovative projects. The focus lies on the search for possibilities of art and culture to contribute to a social and cultural developing process.

In the eight years of its existence the festival has become a unique part of the cultural summer in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and attracts meanwhile an international audience. The networking and cooperation with similarly working institutions in the European and international context has been an important factor for the development of the festival in the last years. Beside co-productions and artist exchange with such renowned institutions as
Staalplaat Amsterdam, Mutek Montréal, Public Netbase Wien, Kunstradio Wien, Time’s Up Linz, transmediale Berlin, Berlin, Internationales Kurzfilmfestival interfilm Berlin, and Singuhr Hörgalerie Berlin, tesla Berlin, the festival is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Cultural Ministry of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and several embassies and cultural institutes.
Cooperation projects 2005 are the new German-Polish cultural project "Radio_Copernicus", that has chosen the festival as its first broadcasting station, and the "Summerschool of Humour" of the media art festival transmediale Berlin, which will help to prepare their exhibition 2006.