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Crespo Foundation

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“Making people strong!” is the guiding principle of the Crespo Foundation and our individual areas of work: Family supports young families so that they can have a successful start in life; Accompanying Education supports people during their school education and their careers; Aesthetic Education buttresses the structures enabling children and youngsters to develop their creative potential; Art strengthens young artists in their professional development.

Our Focus
With its Das fliegende Künstlerzimmer (The Flying Artists Space) program, the Crespo Foundation program seeks to support arts practitioners working at the intersection of art and cultural education and to bolster their inter-professional qualifications. The certificate course will benefit greatly from its wealth of expertise. We are also looking forward to the prospect of utilizing Das fliegende Künstlerzimmer as a training venue for the certification course in Hesse, which will bring greater future recognition and visibility to the high level of work conducted by arts practitioners in cultural education.

Laura Kurtz studied culture, theater and orchestra management in Freiburg, Breda (Netherlands) and Frankfurt am Main. Her professional activities include directing several productions of the Wiesbaden Biennale 2016 for the Staatstheater Wiesbaden and serving as the cultural education administrator at Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, where she headed the Kunstvoll funding program for children and youth projects for four years. As a project administrator at the Crespo Foundation, she is responsible for projects in the field of aesthetic education.

Friederike Schönhuth studied visual communication and sculpture in Offenbach as well as art history and sociology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. She served as visual arts administrator and curator of the arsviva award for the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI and director of cultural education for the Nantesbuch Foundation. At the Crespo Foundation, she is responsible for strategic planning as well as project conception and implementation in the areas of aesthetic education and art.

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