RHINELAND INDEPENDENT is a cooperation of four foundations and collections of modern and contemporary art. Based on private initiative and driven by passion and a belief in social responsibility, private initiatives establish self-funded exhibition spaces in the Rhineland, initiate art fellowships, make donations and provide loans, act as sponsors, and finance new productions. Alongside the concentrated creation of unique collections of emerging as well as established art, they support artists’ careers and pursue an archival mission. The strength of this cooperation lies above all in the diversity, respective specialisation, and individual agenda of the given players. In the end, the multifarious institutional and thematic focuses mirror the diversity of a dynamic artistic discourse.