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Manifesta 8 Partners and Support
Manifesta 8 was initiated by the Region of Murcia, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the Region of Murcia, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism cool-tura and Murcia Cultural and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain, the Ministry of Interior of the Government of Spain / Department of Prison Facilities, the Municipality of Murcia and the Municipality of Cartagena. Manifesta 8 was sponsored by Fundacion Cajamurcia, IKEA, salzillo tea and coffee, ONCE, Estrella Levante, TURESPAÑA and KYO TRADUCCIONES. The venue partners were Gran Casino Murcia, Rincón de Pepe, Orenes Grupo, Gran Casino Cartagena, Radiotelevisión de la Región de Murcia, La Opinion, laverdad, Región de Murcia, Onda Regional de Murcia. The Audiovisual partner of Manifesta 8 was Vidi-Square and the Media and Communication partners were ABC and Radio Televisión Espanola. The Production partners were The Nerve Centre, Horizon Media, zero2, NEXUS creatieve marketing & communicatie, Tramontana diseño & comunicación, ARTA film GmbH, lowave and LOOP. Manifesta 8 logistic partners were ept – Entidad Pública del Transporte, MINI, Aena Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegación Aérea, Radio Taxi Murcia, vtaxi and AV Autos Murcia. Manifesta 8 had the following institutional partners: ACAX – Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Ambassade de France en Espagne, Puerto de Cartagena Autoridad Portuaria de Cartagena, bm:uk – Bundesministerium fur Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, British Council, Bronx Council On The Arts, Cámara Cartagena, Cartagena Puerto de Culturas, Casa Arabe e Instituto Internacional de Estudios Arabes y del Mundo Musulmán, Institut Francais, Danmarks Ambassade, ERSTE Stiftung – Foundation for Social Development, Culture, and Europe, DGARTES Direcção-Geral das Artes, FONDAZIONE FURLA, Roberto Cimetta Funds, Foro Cultural de Austria in Madrid, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, GAC garrison art center, iaspis, IFA – Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, Instituto Egipcio de Estdios Islámicos, Instituto Polaco de Cultura, Instituto Cultural Rumano, JVE – Jan van Eyck Academie, kunstraum lakeside, T.C. Kültür ve Turizm Bakanligi, Kunststyrelsen, Land Kärnten, Buchsenhausen Tiroler Kunstlerschaft, MC – Ministero da Cultura, Mondriaan Foundation, MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, University of Wales – School of Art, Media & Design, Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund, NYFA – New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA – New York State Council on the Arts, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oficina de Congresos de Murcia, prohelvetia, Reino de los Países Bajos, SCCA, SEACEX – Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior, Stadt Innsbruck, Staffordshire University, Statens Kunstrad Danish Arts Council, Arts Council of Finland, transart institute, TURESPAÑA, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, University of Ulster, vac victoria – the art of being contemporary and Tiroler Landesregierung. The hospitality partner was Viajes El Corte Inglés.

Manifesta 7 Partners and Support
Manifesta 7 was initiated by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, the Autonomous Province of Trento and by the International Foundation Manifesta and was supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands), the PaBAAC, the Municipality of Fortezza, the City of Bolzano, the City of Trento and the City of Rovereto. Manifesta 7 was sponsored by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano/Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse, The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Unicredit, Dr Schaer, Seat Pagine Gialle, Vidisquare, and Zumtobel. The Media partners of Manifesta 7 were Abitare, arthesia and giart produzione video per l’arte video production for art and the publishing house SilvanaEditoriale. Manifesta 7 had the following institutional partners: ACAX – Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Allianz Kulturstiftung, artis, FTB-Remmers, centrum beeldende kunst, bm:uk Bundesministerium fur Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, British Council, CIA – Icelandic Art Center,, culture ireland cultúr éireann, Denmark Arts, DGARTES – Direccao-Geral Das Artes, Flanders, Fondazione per gli Alti Studi sull’Arte, Fondazione di Venezia, Ford Foundation, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundacao Luso-Americana, Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Tourism, IFA – Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, IKSV – Bienal Istanbul Kultur Sanat Vakfi, Istituto Polacco di Roma, Instituto Cultural Romano, IUAV – Universitá Iuav di Venezia, iaspis, SCCF – State Culture Capital Foundation, Atelier Calder Résidence d’artistes, MC – Ministerio da Cultura, Institut Francais, OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, prohelvetia, Republic of Croatia Ministry of Culture, Fonds BKVB and SEACEX – Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior. The technical partners were Ferrovie dello Stato and A22 Autostrada del Brennero SpA Brennerautobahn AG. Other sponsors were vigilius and MINI.

Manifesta 5 Partners and Support
Manifesta 5 was hosted by the Basque Government, the Territorial Council of Gipuzkoa and the Donostia-San Sebastian City Council and organised by Lourdes Fernandez. Collaborating parties were the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte of Spain. Other sponsors and partners were Association Francaise d’Action Artistique (France), Association Tranzit (Czech Republic), British Council (United Kingdom), Center for Contemporary Art (Estonia), Critical Voices (Ireland), Department for Land Development and Promotion of the Territorial Council of Gipuzkoa (Spain), European Cultural Foundation (Netherlands), Federal Office of Culture (Switzerland), Fundacao Caloustre Gulbenkian Servigio de Belas-Artes (Portugal), FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (Finland), International Renaissance Foundation (Ukraine), Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Turkey), Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (Belgium), Office for Contemporary Art (Norway), Port of Pasajes, Port Authority of Pasajes, (Spain), Scottish Arts Council (United Kingdom), Mondriaan Foundation (The Netherlands), Untitled Art Consulting (Spain). Apart from the Allianz Kulturstiftung, the main private sponsors of Manifesta 5 were the Kutxa Obra Social, media partner El Diario Vasco, Vidi Square, TeleDonosti, Azkar, Astigarraga Auto and Erictel.

Manifesta 4 Partners and Support
Manifesta 4’s production process was in the hands of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, the biennial’s organising party and independent producer Martin Fritz. This edition counted with support from private sponsors and profit organisations such as Europäische Zentralbank, Hessische Landeszentralbank, Fraport AG, Deutsche Städte Medien GmbH, Union Investment Stiftung, a.o. Manifesta 4 had a high amount of non-profit fund acquisitions coming from AFAA, DAP, Pro Helvetia, The British Councill, Danish Contemporary Art Foundation, FRAME, Irish Arts Council, IASPIS, GAI, Mondriaan Foundation, and many Ministries of Culture of for example Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary, Poland, Croatia and Iceland. The two main supporters Messe Frankfurt GmbH and Allianz Kulturstiftung – which became a structural partner of Manifesta – contributed a total of 275.000 Euro to Manifesta 4 and the biennial participated in the European Commission’s Cultuur 2000 grant of 1.5 million Euro for the 2002-2005 Manifesta Network programme.

Manifesta 3 Partners and Support
Manifesta 3 was organised under the protection of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana, by Igor Zabel on behalf of the Cankarjev Dom the Cultural Center and Congress Hall. It gained support from international organisations and private companies such as: Mobitel, Metropolis Media, Adria Airways, Kompas, Mondriaan Foundation, Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland, FRAME, International Contemporary Art Network (ICAN) and amongst others The British Council. It also received grants from the DGX Kaleidoscope/Culture 2000 programme of the European Commission.

Manifesta 2 Partners and Support
Manifesta 2 was co-developed under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg and the City of Luxembourg, two major international sponsors and more than 100 local sponsors. More than 200 individuals, galleries and museums in Europe gave organisational or financial support to the 47 artists taking part in Manifesta 2. The Biennial also received grants from the DGX Kaleidoscope/ Culture 2000 programme of the European Commission, the European Cultural Foundation. All the members of the then active network of Soros Centres for Contemporary Art supported Manifesta 2 as well.

Manifesta 1 Partners and Support
From the very outset, at the time of launching Manifesta 1 in 1996 in Rotterdam, the initiators of Manifesta mounted a successful cooperation between several national arts organisations in The Netherlands and more than 26 European countries, their Ministries of Culture and national arts organisations such as Danish Contemporary Art Foundation, Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Flemish Ministry of Culture, Bundesamt für Kultur, The British Council, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office London, The Scottish Arts Council, The Norwegian Biennial Committee, Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education, etc. Manifesta also received the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. The 72 European artists were all supported by their national governments or by local commercial or public galleries. The firm Philip Morris INC, Benelux, was the principal sponsor and all the members of the then active network of Soros Centres for Contemporary Art also supported the Biennial.