NFDI4Culture consists of a geographically, thematically and institutionally balanced network that aims to ideally represent the broad spectrum of different actors and communities in the cultural heritage domain.


The nine co-applicant instititutions of NFDI4Culture take the main responsibility for the successful implementation of the work-programm and provide the consortium, its partners and the participating communities with the overarching administrative and technical infrastructure for successful collaboration. The following alphabetical list also includes institutes and organisational units at the co-applicant institutions that are directly involved in NFDI4Culture.

Academic Societies

NFDI4Culture is deeply embedded in its research community through the participation of 11 academic societies that initiated and conceptualized the consortium in close cooperation with the co-applicant institutions. The societies actively participate in the governance of NFDI4Culture and co-determine the operationalization of the work program through the Culture Steering Board.


Our participating institutions actively contribute to the work program and network of NFDI4Culture on many different levels by providing expertise, data collections, software tools and services that together shape the portfolio of the consortium‘s offerings for our research communities. The following alphabetical list includes institutes and organisational units at the participating institutions that are directly involved in NFDI4Culture.

Supporting Partners

Our supporting partners have a keen interest in the development of NFDI4Culture and cooperate with the consortium on a national and international level.

  • Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e. V.
  • Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
  • Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e. V.
  • DataCite - International Data Citation Initiative e. V.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien
  • Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission
  • Deutscher Musikrat e. V.
  • Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln
  • Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen
  • Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste
  • Digitales Pina Bausch Archiv
  • Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik
  • Föderation deutschsprachiger Architektursammlungen
  • Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater
  • Getty Research Institute
  • Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing
  • International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Dokumentation Centres
  • International Audio Laboratories Erlangen
  • International Musicological Society
  • International Society for Music Information Retrieval
  • Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Koordinierungsstelle Brandenburg-digital
  • Max Reger Institut
  • Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik
  • Mediävistenverband e.V.
  • Music Encoding Initiative
  • Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V.
  • Pelagios Network
  • Swiss Institute for Art Research
  • Time Machine Europe
  • Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften
  • Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands e. V.
  • Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.