MUCA Foundation

Acivities

MUCA is a unique cultural institution for urban and contemporary art that consistently impresses with its top-class programming. MUCA not only houses the works of well-respected, internationally celebrated artists across several “art experience levels”, but also promotes  experimental formats in the framework of satellite projects (e.g. Kunstlabor).

MUCA is not just about establishing urban art within the contemporary art discourse and providing a platform for a young art form. MUCA pays particular attention to art education in various forms. The exhibitions are accompanied by an extensive programme of artist and expert discussions, readings, tours and workshops (especially for children and adolescents).

MUCA consolidates Germany as a location for creatives and creates alliances with cultural institutions, artists, the private sector and municipal partners. MUCA is an important figurehead in Munich’s city marketing.

In 2019, MUCA Museum and its projects counted over 100,000 visitors.

So far, MUCA has only been fiananced by its founding couple, Stephanie and Christian Utz. MUCA’s satellite projets have also been supported by sponsors. Upon the establishment of the MUCA Foundation as a non-profit, a high-level board was convened and the fundraising professionally expanded.

Goals

The MUCA Foundation’s goal is to expand and ensure a high-quality exhibition programme with inspiring and fresh projects that add to the state-funded art scene in Munich.

The foundation’s main interests are:

  • establishing street and urban art within art history
  • sponsorship and support of art projects
  • development of a cross-genre cultural network

Tasks

The purpose of the foundation is the direct funding of art and cultural activities in the scope of MUCA Museum. This activity is solely charitable. The MUCA Foundation acts as the carrier of the museum and its collection, including the exhibitions and accompanying programme such as artist talks, guided tours, readings and art event formats.

Donations

Allocation of funds

Donations to the MUCA foundation fund large art projects and expand our planning horizon to further increase the quality of our exhibitions and maintain museum operations.

Planned use of donations:

  • optimization of digital features and programs
  • conservation and restauration of artworks
  • supporting diverse artists’ projects (in- and outdoors)
  • enhancing the permanent MUCA Collection
  • MUCA is taking over the former “Gesundheitshaus” at Dachauer Strasse 90 at a high investment volume, one of the largest interim use projects in Munich.

Bank details MUCA foundation

Stadtsparkasse Munich
Account holder: MUCA FOUNDATION
IBAN: DE39 7015 0000 1005 4571 38

Benefits for patrons

  • art in the context of your own personal brand
  • preserving cultural values through endowment
  • incentivizing employees (employer branding)
  • donations from inheritance are tax deductible
  • no administrative work

MUCA says thank you*

  • free annual membership
  • invitation to VIP previews
  • participation in guided tours
  • option to conduct company events at special conditions
  • participation in lectures, artist talks, live paintings
  • artist editions at reduced prices
  • free exhibition catalogues
  • discounts on webshop sales
  • network of over 10,000 art and culture lovers

*graded by the donation-total