Institut fuer Zukunft (IfZ) is a cultural venue, located in Leipzig's Kohlrabizirkus, whose club space offers a diverse spectrum of regularly scheduled dance events, concerts, workshops and readings. The primary goal is to promote local and international talent while exemplifying progressive principles and community guidelines with programmatic design and content. With flat hierarchies among its circa 150 crew members and working groups, the club is establishing itself as a unique role model both in Germany and internationally.
In 2018, 2021, and 2022, the Institute for the Future has now received the Applaus Award, established by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, a total of three times for its outstanding programming and commitment to equality and awareness. It was also awarded the Honorary Venue of the Year Award 2018.
Due to the initiative of the Institut fuer Zukunft, the curfew that had existed in Leipzig since the 1990s was officially abolished by the city council in 2018, serving here as a model for many other cultural institutions in Germany. In the Corona pandemic, the club in 2020 was one of the first to establish a Corona test station without government assistance in Saxony.