Zug, 26.03.2021

Green light for the temporary cultural venue

The ice has disappeared, and culture can now take over: the first transformation project of the canton of Zug is now coming to life in the Zug Curling Hall. Events are already possible from mid-April, and projects can be registered from now on.

It’s not only been the limits on the number of people in audiences that have made it impossible for artists to carry out their projects, shows and performances over the past year. And the next problem is already there: the agendas of Zug theatres and halls are more than full. It’s almost impossible to find an event location with free dates for cultural events before mid-2022, writes the IG Kulturprovisorium in a statement. The Kulturprovisorium Zug (temporary culture organisation) will soon make it possible for musicians, bands, musical and dance schools, theatre formations or freelance artists to find a place to bring their project to the stage.

The spectator rows in the Zug Curling Hall
Photograph: IG Kulturprovisorium/PD

The special benefit here is that organisers do not have to bear any financial risk, regardless of whether their project can be shown exclusively via live stream or later in front of a few hundred viewers. Thanks to flexible rental conditions, the hall, including the professional technology, stage, seating and equipment for a live stream, is provided free of charge or for a very small amount. "We therefore ask everyone to come forward if they want to carry out their project between mid-April and mid-July," says Guido Simmen, president of the IG Kulturprovisorium Zug, in the press release. "We want to take away material fears and encourage people to create culture. Our platform offers the opportunity to earn something with an event despite Corona, and to be able to win back your audience."

The canton of Zug and the Confederation are making a financial contribution to the project, and the construction of the temporary venue will start before Easter.

The spacious, ground-level and windowless hall is the ideal basic setting for any project, and is also suitable for panel discussions, lectures or conferences. The first dates in the cultural provisional have already been assigned: the VoiceSteps musical school will perform its "Saturday Night Fever" musical in May.

Note: For registrations and other information:  www.kulturprovisorium.ch