... – prize awarded by the Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg – has become a hallmark of the trade fair since it was first presented in 2008.

It is awarded in the categories performing arts, street theatre and music. The winners are chosen during the IKF by the audience of industry professionals from a shortlist of four artists per category. Nominations are carried out prior to this by the panel of experts in each category.

As well as the FREIBURGER LEITER (Freiburg Ladder) prize sculpture – symbolising the rise to success – the award winners receive prize money in the amount of € 1,000 and an invitation to the following IKF, as well as the opportunity to present themselves at the Schweizer Künstlerbörse (Swiss artists' exchange) in Thun.

Winners 2020

Here you can find the winners of the FREIBURGER LEITER 2020.

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Are you curious about which artists and groups the selection commissions have nominated for the FREIBURGER LEITER 2020?

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Previous winners

... and here you can see all the winners since the FREIBURGER LEITER was first awarded at the IKF 2008.

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33rd IKF 2021

Opening Gala:
17. Jan 2021

Trade fair:
18. – 20. Jan 2021


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