In 2008, the Wiesbaden Grant “Follow Fluxus – after Fluxus† will be awarded for the first time. The goal is to support young international artists whose works suggest ideas inherent to the Fluxus art movement in order to keep the art current alive. The establishment of the grant was inspired by the “Fluxus Festival of Very New Music† which took place in Wiesbaden in 1962. This Fluxus event provided the first real broad impact for this new art movement.
„Fluxus Wiesbaden was the most ambitious project of all. It lasted one month with three, four or five performances taking place every weekend. The other festivals were smaller. The best thing about Wiesbaden was that we didn’t need to worry about time - we could work on incredibly long pieces that wouldn’t have fit into other festivals.(...)“
Dick Higgins, Postface, New York 1964