The Department of Culture and History of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district office is a cross-divisional municipal cultural institution. It presents an independent, continuous cultural program in its facilities Alte Feuerwache and Galerie im Turm in the district of Friedrichshain as well as in the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and Jugendkunstschule FRI-X in the district of Kreuzberg.

The mediation of contacts, information and advice for artists, visitors, the press and institutions are services that are in demand; the Department of Culture and History makes transparent funding decisions for projects by artists, initiatives and associations that are realized and/or take place in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg through a tendering process with a jury decision.