Kunst & Kohle - Die schwarze Seite. Ausstellungsansicht Museum DKM, Duisburg: Barbara Köhler, Lethe | Wasserlösung, 2018 (Detailansicht). Foto: Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf.

Putting writers in a stronger position to produce their work – this is the aim of Kunststiftung NRW’s literary funding. By awarding grants to writers, publishing single works and anthologies and funding specific literary events, series of readings and literary festivals, the foundation provides broad-based support for the literary landscape of North Rhine-Westphalia, raising awareness of the diversity of poetry both within the region and beyond its borders.