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Creating closeness through culture in difficult times

At New Patrons we are always close. In many places, we accompany the direct dialogue between citizens and artists who shape the future of villages, quarters and communities in joint projects. During the Corona crisis, however, this civic work is slowing down. Meetings are cancelled. Our mediators cannot travel to the projects. Artists stay at home for the time being. The virus forces us to avoid our most important workplace at the moment: The public space. But our work continues.

We are not losing our enthusiasm. Now new solutions, formats and ways are needed and we are working on many steps at once. We advertise for the financing of the projects. We plan with architects and structural engineers. We discuss the projects of citizens with administration and politics. And there is now more room for in-depth research, which is an important part of our method.

Above all, however, we see our responsibility in the coming weeks and months as being in places where culture is particularly important. While cinemas, museums or theatres have to remain closed, we will connect our projects even more closely – also with digital tools. We want to strengthen the exchange between civic groups. We are making our contribution to promoting cohesion in villages and towns. When public life is slowing down, the discussion of cultural concerns and projects is particularly important in order to keep an eye on future perspectives. Now more than ever, we need a sense of community and responsibility for our society. Our clients are shining examples of this. We will actively support them in the coming period.

We will remain in regular contact. You will hear from us! Write to us or give us a call if something is close to your heart.

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It all starts with your commission. And everyone can become a New Patron, an opportunity that thousands in Europe have seized to realize hundreds of projects. People from all walks of life have gotten involved to commission art. Now it’s your turn! Write us or give us a call. We will put you in touch with the mediator for your region. Or contact one of our New Patrons network anchor points; these institutions and organizations work closely with our mediators.

The New Patrons aren’t everywhere yet. So if we do not currently have someone who can work with you in your community, we will still listen to your concerns with great interest and do our best to tackle your project in the near future. What is it that you would want from art? What would you like to turn into an art project? Which issues aren’t getting the attention they deserve? What needs to change in your immediate environment?

Regional Contacts


Berlin Office

Alexander Koch, Director
Karola Matschke, Project Manager
Gerrit Gohlke, Head of Regional Development
Annette Hulek, Controlling
Henriette Sölter, Editing and Strategic Communications
Anne Kersten, Project Manager 1st International New Patrons Congress
Anna Freedman, Office Management and Accounting
Boushra Adi, Project Coordination

Die Gesellschaft der Neuen Auftraggeber – GNA gGmbH
Lindenstr. 35, 10969 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 57792856
F +49 (0)30 57792858
office_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Brandenburg

Holger Friese, Mediator
friese_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Lena Ziese, Mediator
ziese_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Coordinators
Theresa Pommerenke, Sophia Trollmann

Ankerpunkt Potsdam
BKV Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam e.V., Potsdam
T +49 (0)331 279753981
neueauftraggeber_@_bkv-potsdam.de

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Susanne Burmester, Mediator
burmester_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Holger Friese, Mediator
friese_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Coordinator
Tanja Pfefferlein

Ankerpunkt Schwerin
Kunstverein für Mecklenburg und Vorpommern Schwerin e.V., Schwerin
T +49 (0)385 48597859
neueuauftraggeber_@_kunstverein-schwerin.de

Ankerpunkt Bröllin
schloss bröllin e.V., Fahrenwalde / Bröllin
T +49 (0)39747 565026
neueauftraggeber_@_broellin.de

North Rhine-Westphalia

Denis Bury, Mediator
bury_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Kathrin Jentjens, Mediator
jentjens_@_neueauftraggeber.de

Coordinator
Saskia Santos Gomes

Ankerpunkt Mönchengladbach
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
T +49 (0)2161 9908812
neueauftraggeber_@_museum-abteiberg.de

If we are not in your region yet...

Die Gesellschaft der Neuen Auftraggeber – GNA gGmbH
Lindenstrasse 35, 10969 Berlin
T +49 (0)30 57792856
office_@_neueauftraggeber.de
willkommen_@_neueauftraggeber.de

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