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Since 2004, Eywiesenstraße in Ravensburg has been the home of Columbus Leasing. Previously, the building housed the offices and printery of a regional daily newspaper. Its size and office layout make the building an ideal working environment for us. In cooperation with interior designers, we created a special office space that enables open communication, encourages creativity, and supports the character of our work.
Since 1996, we have awarded the “Columbus-Förderpreis für aktuelle Kunst” (Prize for the Promotion of Contemporary Art) to young artists at the end of their academic education or the start of their artistic career. The prize money of EUR 30,000 is one of Germany’s highest in this field. The Columbus prize is awarded in cooperation with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine ADKV (Collective of German Art Associations). Columbus received a recognition for this more than ten-year commitment to art in 2006 in the form of the first German Prize for the Promotion of Culture, awarded by the culture department of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie BDI (Association of German Industry). We believe our permanent involvement with ideas that go far beyond the day-to-day increases our creativity.