Herdecke is known as "the city between the Ruhr lakes". Located directly on the Ruhr river, surrounded by Lake Hengstey and Lake Harkort, the idyllic little town has an exceptionally high recreational value. A whopping 74 percent of the urban area consists of water and forest areas.
The Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation in Herdecke aims to promote culture, support commitment and preserve values.
NRW Culture Minister Ute Schäfer called the foundation a "jewel for the region" during her visit.
In addition to the emphasis on music and musical education, the fields of sport, education, science, social affairs and monument protection in Westphalia are also supported.
The Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation also annually awards music scholarships to exceptional young talents. Regular classical, jazz and world music concert series are held in the Werner Richard Hall of the Foundation, such as 'Masters of Tomorrow', 'Best of NRW' and 'Masters from all over the World'. WDR often uses the excellent acoustics for recordings.
The art sponsorship area (Dr. Carl Dörken Galerie) includes the museum's own collection, which deals with the phenomenon of colour. Works from the 'Colour as Colour' collection are made available to museums on permanent loan. In a second funding line, the Foundation purchases works by young artists to enable them to take part in exhibitions, catalogues or to study.Details