Sponsoring art and culture
The emco Group is closely associated with the „Kulturforum Sankt Michael” cultural and community centre. When the former church in Reuschberge, Lingen, was about to be demolished in 2002, Harald Müller founded the non-profit association “Kul- turforum Sankt Michael” together with a group of culture-loving Lingen inhabitants, in order to convert the church into a venue for music, theatre and art. Under the administration of the non-profit association, the building changed into a theatre and a concert hall, and in 2003 was given over completely and definitively to art and culture a venuw for communication and encounters.
After Müller’s death, Christian Gnaß took over the chair at the beginning of the year. “It is an honour for me to be able to carry on the association’s work and tradition,” said Gnaß. He can certainly agree with his predecessor Harald Müller, who once said, with a wink: “The culture forum is emco’s greatest business division.” In November 2016, emco Group’s commitment to the Kulturforum Sankt Michael was honoured by a high-profile jury panel with the Arts Sponsorship Award „Deutscher Kulturförderpreis“. This prize is awarded for outstanding corporate promotion of culture.