The Tempel Cultural Centre islocated on the grounds of the former Seldeneck´schen Brewery and is a unique, historic landmarked building. In addition, since 1984 it has been an independent arts and community centre supported by the non-for-profit organisation Kulturverein Tempel (Tempel Cultural Club). The club helps with organization and rents out the facilities.
Karlsruhe benefits from Tempel not only because it is a platform for countless events, but also because it serves as a creative oasis for art, culture and community activities throughout the city. Work at the centre is performed and rehearsed in workshops and on the stage. Artists, performers and creative minds find an otherwise difficult-to-find retreat at the centre to practise before their big public performance. And the Tempel gives young adults and local arts clubs room to develop their ideas.
The task of filling a historic landmark with living, breathing culture is the underlying motivation and overall aim of those who come together to utilise the venue – not only on by plying their profession, but also for the good of the community and the arts in general. At Tempel, arts projects come to fruition that can only succeed through close interaction with others, sharing common resources and regular contact. The projects culminate in regular public events.
The Tempel Cultural Club is the sponsor, founder and landlord for approximately 30 parties which use the facility. Tempel perceives itself as a promoter of the arts for local members of the creative community.