The closure of many businesses due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus is posing an existential threat to them.
This applies to many galleries and art institutions as well. Although the German State has stepped in and offered a respite from complete bankruptcy, many are of the opinion that the bouncing back will be a very challenging issue.
To help keep the finances flowing the "Tagesspiegel", a daily in Berlin has started an initiative called the "Kiezhelfer": an internet portal for vouchers posted by businesses, that can be exchanged for goods or services from this beneficiary business at a later point in time.
In an effort to keep the Akademie für Malerei going, Ute Wöllmann has joined this initiative. You can buy vouchers for art courses or works of art like the one posted this week (Charcoal and pastels on paper 12 x 12 cm) at this link.
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