Shaping the future together
We have a keen interest both in music and in the critical questions of our time – and we believe these go well together, central to both being diverse modes of expression and the understanding of these, questions and answers, thinkers, movers and shakers. We are especially interested in all those who wish to be part of change. Change consistent with the SDGs is an integral element of the thinking that goes into the Festival – above all, enquiring, creative and intergenerational. Our credo is: Only those who think about tomorrow today still have time to make a difference.
In order to guarantee this approach in future, we want to act now together with the thinkers and movers and shakers of tomorrow. This is why we place special store not only by planning our agenda for our younger audience, but also and above all to discover their creative potential. With formats such as "Generation Zukunft Musik", we offer the young generations the opportunity of changing their perspective and, as creative artists or as communicators of information, to look behind the scenes of the Festival. To sum up, in the spirit of Aurelio Peccei, a founder of the Club of Rome: the first step in tackling future tasks together is participation. This attitude unites everyone in co-operation, dialogue and empathy, and above all provides the opportunity of assuming responsibility for what is to come.
The Ludwigsburg Festival, too, has decided to take an active part in change. Motivated by the 2030 Global Agenda of the United Nations, founded 75 years ago after WWII, we are adopting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a guide on the path to a fairer and more humane world. In a personal meeting, Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, supported Jochen Sandig in the vision of opening the Festival, with its almost 90-year history, for the critical questions of our age, in the following words: "We created the roadmap and now we need music, dance and all the arts to set people in motion". So the Ludwigsburg Festival would like to invite you all to come together as a community in the context of the events. The idea is to encourage the exchange of ideas through music, dance and conversation, and to expand artistic experience to include socio-political stimuli.