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Artpipes e.V. / Germany

Core Culture

Culture is who we are as a people, why we do what we do on a daily basis, as well as an integral agent in the formation of personal, group and national identities. The Arts are a powerful medium for self-exploration, personal development and provide a much needed environment to question and develop personal, as well as social realities.


A cultural education allows our society to develop critical thinking skills, creative problem solving abilities, intercultural understanding and interpersonal empathy. These skills are just as important for our international economy as they are for the evolution of a peaceful and co-operative global community for our future generations.


Artpipes e.V. is a not for profit organisation promoting international cultural exchange and relations. It develops projects within the arts that foster an awareness of intercultural issues and strives to demonstrate the global ability to communicate and facilitate through the arts.


The association's emphasis lies on integration through active participation in cultural projects that provide a reciprocal educational experience. In addition, it assists artists of high calibre to gain performance opportunities in new markets. Artpipes believes the benefits of creating cultural exchange projects resonate far wider and deeper than the performances themselves. 


Our organization uses culture as a vehicle to connect people in our world, to share experience and develop understanding on a personal and professional level.

Artpipes realises projects that embody its philosophy in today’s cultural landscape. We are responsible for conceptual development, managerial  support, fundraising, tour management and production, marketing and publicity, in cooperation with contributing artists during the tenure of projects.

We provide an extremely generous  service, however please refer to our terms and conditions for participants. Artpipes exercises a stringent process to ensure projects undertaken are reciprocal and beneficial for all parties involved.

Photo: Artpipes e.V. / Maryanne Piper

Global Perspectives,

 Global Arts:

Cologne Meets Melbourne


Photo: Anette Hammer / Freistil-Fotografie, Germany

Welcome from the Founder/Director Maryanne Piper.


I founded Artpipes e.V. in 2011 in Germany. The original idea came about during a residency in Massachusetts back in 2007. It is always interesting to see how ideas find their way into the world. My life path has always involved culture and community engagement in some shape or form. Since my earliest memories, I have been involved with community groups dedicated to improving their community in some way. I thank my mother for passing this on to me.

Music eventually became a family during many years of travelling and pursuing my path as a musician in different forms. Artpipes e.V. is a way for me and others to share their experiences of the world through developing projects with and for communities. I would like to take this chance to say Thank You for your continued support and I look forward to meeting you at an event soon.

Maryanne Piper

Connection, Creativity,   Collaboration

Christina Fuchs 'No Tango' Down Under 2012

Photo: Anette Hammer / Freistil-Fotografie, Germany

Artpipes e.V. Founder/Director Maryanne Piper / Photo: Anette Hammer - Freistil Fotografie Germany.

Maryanne Piper

Founder / Director

Originally from sunny Australia, musician Maryanne Piper studied at Queensland and Sydney Conservatories of Music, and later in Europe and America with the assistance of several scholarships. Award-winnering, Piper has performed, taught, recorded and   participated in artist residencies across five continents since 2002.


A versatile performer, she's shared the stage with Don Byron (Blue Note Records), Bang on a Can (NYC), symphony orchestras, improvising orchestras, as well as an array of theatre projects, bands and ensembles ranging from classical to avant-garde contemporary to jazz and world music. More info @

Photo: Anette Hammer, Germany



We are very grateful for Ines' commitment and assistance.  A multilingual lady with enthusiastic interests in travel, reading and culture, Ines has worked as a fine potter and porcelain maker for many years in Germany.  Ines' resourceful skills, generous friendship and bubbly personality have proven to be a genuine asset to our organisation. Many Thanks Ines for your continued assistance. It is much appreciated!

Portrait of a Man



Artpipes sincerely thanks Volkmar for his engagement and assistance. With a professional background in German, Literature, Politics and Design, Volkmar has given insightful friendship, much generosity and detailed communication skills to our organisation, which we are very grateful for.


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