Overview of the Service of the Department 3 | Communications & Media

Press Contacts

In the interests of maintaining a uniform and effective communications strategy, we would request that all contact with and to the media be maintained and organised via our Department 3 | Communications & Media. To requests from journalists, for example, we would be delighted to help in finding the proper contact partners for them at the university. Here it makes no difference whether it is a question of teaching staff, artists, academics, students or Folkwang staff, who are all providing their vital contribution in keeping Folkwang – together with its unmistakable concept of interdisciplinary collaboration of the arts – in the news.

Maiken-Ilke Großpresse(at) Tel. +49 (0) 201_4903-105

Press Releases

The Folkwang Events Committee decides, which selected events (focus events) will receive PR support and will have an own press release published.
If your event is one of these, we require detailed information in good time.

a) For monthly media until the 1st of the preceding month
b) For daily media latest 3 weeks before the event date

Please send your info (photos also welcome) to:

Maiken-Ilke Großpresse(at) Tel.: +49 (0) 201_4903-105

Photography & Filming Permits

Filming and taking photographs on the premises and in the buildings of the Folkwang University of the Arts – in all locations and campuses – require permission from the university management. Photography & Filming Permits for Editorial Purposes are issued by Department 3.

> Photo & film permit for journalism purposes


Please complete the form and email it to:
Please ensure that you allow us sufficient time to process your request. Once your application has been approved, you will then receive a permit.

Any photographs/films intended for commercial use must have separate approval from the Folkwang AGENTUR GmbH. These require a separate declaration of usage rights and, as appropriate, also a separate fee payment. In this regard, please contact Ms Hußmann, under the telephone number: +49 (0) 201 18503-400, or at the email address: hussmann(at)


All Folkwang web pages are centrally maintained by our online editorial desk, with editorial support provided by Department 3 | Communications & Media. We ensure that the content of individual web pages meets the news standards of the Folkwang University of the Arts. So please supply us with information, images, soundfiles and videos from your Folkwang context.

Please contact Corinna Potysch directly if you would like to change the content of "your" pages, or present your own department or area in more detail.

potysch(at)folkwang-uni.deTel. +49 (0) 201_4903-204

Design media for (event) advertising

Focus events are advertised using media designed by us. We would be delighted to recommend the activity suitable for your event. We will then undertake the designing according your specifications and take care of the colour printing as well as the distribution to the Folkwang locations and campuses. 

We need to receive your poster requirements not later than six weeks before the date of the event – only in this way will we be able to prepare the posters in time to publicise your event. In addition, we can also give you advice on advertising possibilities (that are subject to a charge), such as adverts and web banners.

For more information, please contact Hanne Ermann :


Tel.: +49 (0) 201_4903-202

Raum S 106


Gallery of past event posters


You are, of course, also free to advertise your events using your own poster designs / handout flyers. If you do, please ensure that you always use the current Folkwang design. We would be delighted to advise you. You will also receive templates for this purpose from our graphics service, Carina Letzas:


In addition, you will receive the Folkwang font from the IT Systems Department.




Tel.: +49 (0) 201_4903-218/-219/-333

Raum O 304

Event Media

We require binding titles and announcement texts for the summer semester event flyer by the 15th January (editorial deadline!). For the winter semester event flyer the editorial deadline is the 15th of July of each year. We will not, unfortunately, be able to accommodate any belated changes or additions after these deadlines.

All events must be registered with the Artistic Management Office. Event registration deadlines in the Artistic Management Office are:

  • For major/thematically exceptional events:
  • For the summer semester: 1st July of the previous year
  • For the winter semester: 20th January
  • For all other events:
  • For the summer semester: 2nd November of the previous year
  • For the winter semester: 2nd May

You are welcome to send your information by email directly to Anica Ziganki:

Tel.: +49 (0) 201_4903-205
Raum S 107

The flyer for the event (with all dates, information, participant names etc.) will be published on the Folkwang website soon before it goes to press; the dates will also be forwarded to the date management office and external platforms.

Programme Brochures

We create programme brochures for Folkwang focus-events within the scope of general event communications. We need all the details about these events (titles/pieces, including movements, names of performers, texts, notes on content, etc.) in writing until latest 5 working days before the event (we will not be able to produce programmes for events, for which information was submitted late, and will also not be able to accommodate changes after that deadline).
Please send all information to

Anica Ziganki

presse(at)folkwang-uni.deTel.: +49 (0) 201_4903-205

Programme templates are available for download on our homepage "Information & Notes".

Facebook / Social Media

The Folkwang University of the Arts has had its own Facebook page since 2010. This page is used for event announcements as well as for special news bulletins concerning the university, the communication of awards/honours and other important information from the individual faculties.

Please feel free to send us material for potential posts at: socialmedia(at)

We are currently in the process of drawing up social media guidelines for the creation of blogs and our own presence in social networks. Before your project goes online, we will request a short coordination with you, which concerns the use of the logo and the creation of an imprint – amongst other items.

Presse & Image Archives

The administrative unit Communications & Media maintains the Press & Image Archives at Folkwang University of the Arts.

Please contact Anica Ziganki with any issues regarding the press: ziganki@folkwang-uni.deTel.: +49 (0) 201-4903-205

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With regards to the image archives please contact Hanne Ermann:
ermann(at)folkwang-uni.deTel.: +49 (0) 201-4903-202
S 106