If all patrons involved in the many projects since the earliest initiatives assembled for a group photograph, they would be the most diverse crowd imaginable. From high school students to university professors, from farmers to refugees, anyone can become a New Patron, regardless of whether they were born in Scandinavia or West Africa, regardless of educational background, income level, or national origin.
Thousands of people in Germany, Europe, and beyond have worked to rally community support for their projects, demonstrating that any issue can be worth tackling. It doesn’t matter whether the patrons know much about art or not. What’s more important is the concern they bring to a project and what they hope it will accomplish. Patrons know what’s missing. They have a good grasp of what needs to change. They intuitively understand the issues that need to be brought into the spotlight. Whose voice has been ignored by the public? In which respects are their community and society at large on the right track, and where are they headed in the wrong direction? Questions such as these prompt people to become New Patrons.