Aims of the society
The Society of Friends and Partners of the University has been supporting Burg Giebichenstein’s work since 1991. Its members are people who are interested in contemporary art and design. Among them are former students and teachers of the university, as well as institutions from both the public and private spheres. The Society provides both conceptual and ﬁnancial aid to the university by supporting training and research. It is also active in presenting historical and current developments in art and design to the general public in an effective manner. Strong emphasis is placed on cooperation with graduates of the university.
Once every year, the Society of Friends and Partners supports the “Art calendar of foreign students at Burg Giebichenstein”, which aims to promote an awareness of other cultures and to reﬂect the ethnic diversity present at the university.
The members of the Society, who meet once a year for the General Assembly at Burg Giebichenstein, are updated regularly about current events at the university. In addition, they are invited to events, can purchase university publications and artworks at special prices, and they also receive special editions – such as original graphics – once a year.
The Society of Friends and Partners of the University is registered as a non-proﬁt organisation for the common good.
Board of the Society
The board consists of ﬁve elected members and the Executive Ofﬁcer, who is a member of the board but does not have voting rights. The General Assembly elects the board members for a period of three years.
The Rector and Chancellor of the university and students’ representatives from the faculties of Art and Design participate in board meetings and have advisory voting rights.
Chairperson: Dr. med. Sven Seeger
Deputy Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Ulla Bonas
Treasurer: Hartmut Kiesel
Secretary: Dirk Neumann
Member: Axel Hesse
Executive Ofﬁcer: Astrid Beier
Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Freundes- und Förderkreis (Society of Friends and Partners)
P.O. Box 200252
06003 Halle (Saale)