SENSE is a collaborative research project conducted together with several art collectives in the field of social practise to question and better understand the role of the Gwaertler Stiftung as a funding body. The project was initiated to learn more about alternative artistic initiatives that exist outside of the conventional and dominant contexts of artistic practise and presentation. In particular, our focus lies on work that engages with the concerns of local communities, invigorating and enriching them through cultural commitment and participation.