• Stiftung KUNSTFORUM der Berliner Volksbank gGmbH

Press release from 24.06.2011

Werkstatt für Kreative

Berliner Volksbank at the Sommerfest des Bundespräsidenten.

This year, Berliner Volksbank is a partner of the Sommerfestes des Bundespräsidenten. When the gates of Bellevue Palace open on 1 July 2011, the cooperative credit institution will present itself with the “Werkstatt für Kreative” in its own pavilion. Under the expert guidance of museum educators, young and old art lovers can create here and take their works home with them.

Berliner Volksbank is involved in numerous projects that appeal to children and young people in particular and inspire more intensive cooperation between social groups, for example in the areas of music, sport or art. For example, the children’s choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin was founded in 2008 with the support of Berliner Volksbank, and it is now impossible to imagine the repertoire of the traditional West Berlin opera house without it. Since 2006, the bank has participated in the nationwide Sterne des Sports” competition, which honours sports clubs for their social commitment. Currently, Berliner Volksbank has announced the school competition “ZasterMaster”, which awards a total of 100,000 euros to school projects that are of particular social relevance. And the little ones are also being considered: In 2010, the “Berliner Volksbank Kinderstube” was set up in the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre at the Humboldt University of Berlin so that student parents can take their children to the library.

The bank’s own “Werkstatt für Kreative” has been in existence since 2004. Since then, more than 10,000 children and young people have visited the current exhibitions in the Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank with age-appropriate guided tours and applied their knowledge practically in the subsequent workshop. With this initiative, as with other educational projects, Berliner Volksbank wants to express its responsibility for the region and make a contribution to cohesion in society as well as to the future-oriented development of the capital and Brandenburg.

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