Since 2004, when Offene Ohren e.V. was founded, a lot of people helped in various ways to offeran adequate platform for concerts of improvised music in Munich to first-rate artists.
These are on the one hand the members of Offene Ohren e.V.. They help with their annual membership fee and by making donations. In addition, their intensive voluntary work in organising the concerts is a substantial contribution to our success. And then there are the musicians themselves who help us. Although our budget is tiny indeed, they accept our invitations and enjoy playing for us and for you!
Special thanks to several musicians living in the Greater Munich area, who lend us their technical equipment or drum set when required. And also big thanks to our local partners at Einstein Kulturzentrum, Jazzclub Unterfahrt and the team of EinsteinKultur.
Many thanks to all those, who help us to attract an audience for improvised music and spread information on our events by publishing in magazines and newspapers, posting bills, passing on flyers or by placing links to our internetsite.
Despite of all this support we financially depend on donations and sponsorships.
The Winter Surprise concerts are supported by the Initiative Musik Non-profit Project Company Ltd. with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag.
City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture
Consulate General of the United States in Munich
Flemish Community (Vlaamse Gemeenschap)
Institut français in Munich
Swiss Arts Council prohelvetia
Arts Grants Committee Sweden