Fotos: Veronika Kurnosova (Jacob), privat (Wolf), Heike Kandalowski (Fricke, Niesemann)

The foundation

The foundation was formed in 2009 by Prof. Dr. Heiz Barentzen (†) as an independent foundation under public law, and provided with the necessary initial capital. The foundation pursues solely and exclusively public benefit in the meaning of the section "Tax-Exempt Objectives" of the Regulation of Taxation (Abgabenordnung AO). The non-profit status of the foundation has been recognised by the tax office Essen-South.

What is the foundation in aid of?
The purpose of the foundation is the support of teaching, learning, presentation and further development of music, theatre, design and academics at Folkwang University of the Arts. Its efforts are focused on the students and teachers at Folkwang. They are the focal points of our efforts.
Specific attention is given to the following activities:

  • The implementation and support of musical, dramatic, dance and design events at Folkwang University of the Arts, as well as special teaching events
  • The allocation of grants to students of Folkwang University of the Arts
  • The support of the university with equipment donations
  • The improvement of teaching efforts - be it by way of financing visiting lecturers or guest lectures.

Executive committee

  • Folkwang President Prof. Dr. Andreas Jacob (chairman of the board)
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Barentzen (†)
  • Dr. Erik Ehrentraut
  • Vice-President Prof. Michael Niesemann

Folkwang University of the Arts
Klemensborn 39
45239 Essen
Tel +49 (0)201_4903-102