Prof. Monika Grütters, Spokeswoman of the board »Stiftung Brandenburger Tor«
Frank Michael Zeidler, First Chairman Deutscher Künstlerbund
Federal President Walter Scheel, Honorary President Deutscher Künstlerbund
Gitta Connemann, MdB, Chairwoman Enquête-Commission »Kultur in Deutschland«
As an association of visual artists its goal is to represent the interests of its members in exhibitions, symposia and committees.
Apart from the commitment in present cultural-policy debates, interest in the artistic work of its members as well as general exchange in the form of studio talks and discussions are in the centre of attention. Numerous events in the Project Space, to which both members and international guests are invited, demonstrate this commitment.
Currently, about 500 artists are members of the association as well as other leading figures of the art scene, which makes it unique in its formation and meaning for the dialogue between artists and the public.
Several members participate in selection committees, boards of trustees and commissions, which consultatively contribute to the development of legislative regulations. In the course of these activities a number of remarkable results have been achieved.
The concept of autonomy, which was already vehemently defended by the founding fathers of the Künstlerbund in 1903, has become more and more important, especially in times of tight budgets for the cultural sector.
For the members of the Deutscher Künstlerbund artistic independence and collegial tolerance have been the basis of their artistic and cultural political acting, today and also 100 years ago.
Prof. Monika Grütters, Spokeswoman of the board of managers of the »Stiftung Brandenburger Tor«
Frank Michael Zeidler, First Chairman of the Deutscher Künstlerbund
Federal President Walter Scheel, Honorary President of the Deutscher Künstlerbund
Dr. Thomas Flierl, Senator for Science, Research and Culture
Gitta Connemann, MdB, Chairwoman of the Enquête-Commission »Kultur in Deutschland«
Prof. Dr. Georg Bollenbeck, Universität Siegen