Collaborations and partners
Collaborations and partners

Sponsors and partners

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation would like to thank its sponsors and partners:

Institutional donors

The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a non-profit foundation under public law. It is funded by the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the city of Dessau-Roßlau.


Anhaltisches Theater Dessau
baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e.V.
Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / Museum für Gestaltung
Biosphärenreservat Mittelelbe
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus (DZT)
Gmund Papier
Goethe Institut
Hochschule Anhalt
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Exzellenz Cluster Bild Wissen Gestaltung
Investitions- und Marketinggesellschaft Sachsen-Anhalt
Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Kreis der Freunde des Bauhauses e.V.
Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz
Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt
Kunsthalle Erfurt
Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop
Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle an der Saale
Anhaltischer Kunstverein Dessau e.V.
Kurt-Weill-Gesellschaft e.V.
Rathauscenter Dessau

Stadtmarketinggesellschaft Dessau-Roßlau mbH
Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten Sachsen-Anhalt
Technikmuseum Hugo Junkers
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut (USA)
The Moholy-Nagy-Foundation, Ann Arbor (USA)
Welterberegion Anhalt, Wittenberg, Dessau
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (Schweiz)


Bauhaus Kooperation
Konferenz Nationaler Kultureinrichtungen (KNK)
Das Sachsen-Anhalt Projekt/Neues Europäisches Bauhaus
UNESCO-Welterbestätten e.V.
WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg e.V.

Friends of the Bauhaus

The Friends of the Bauhaus Association supports the activities of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

The Friends of the Bauhaus Association has a long tradition. It was founded in 1924 by Walter Gropius himself, with the aim of organising a rescue fund for the Bauhaus, which was still in Weimar at the time. A community of well-known members and sponsors was formed, which included the architect Peter Behrens, the painter Marc Chagall, the composer Arnold Schoenberg, the writer Franz Werfel, and theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.

The Association is still very much alive today. Its supporters include personages such as Hattula Moholy-Nagy (the daughter of the Bauhausler László Moholy-Nagy), Peter Gropius (the nephew of Walter Gropius), Monika Stadler (the daughter of Gunta Stölzl), Bernd Junkers (the grandson of Hugo Junkers), and Klaus Staeck (former president of the Academy of Arts in Berlin).

The Board of Directors consists of Dr Jan Hofmann (Chair), Ingeborg Arnold, Joachim Liebig, Wolfgang Maas, Saskia Lange, Oliver Georgi, and Dr Barbara Steiner, Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.

If you would like to become a member, please contact the Friends of the Bauhaus at:

Die Vielen (The Many)

Together with other cultural organisations, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation signed the “Erklärung der Vielen Sachsen-Anhalt” (Declaration of The Many in Saxony-Anhalt) on 8 May 2019. In doing so, it sent a clear signal for a cosmopolitan society and a diverse, free art and cultural scene, and speaking out against right-wing attacks on culture. Everyday racism and structural exclusion must be prevented to avoid damage to human coexistence.

The association unites actors from the fields of theatre, the independent scene, art, and music. The initiative “Die Vielen (The Many)” appears in public with glittering gold rescue foils, standing up for democracy and a multi-layered society. It organises discussion rounds, action days, and projects, as well as taking part in demonstrations.

The regionally based campaign is publicised nationwide through a network of local partners, for example, as the “Hamburg”, “Saxony-Anhalt”, “Augsburg” or “North-Rhein-Westphalian Erklärung der Vielen / Declaration of the Many”.

Speaking out for an open society. This concerns everyone. Art must remain free!

The signatories of the declaration are arts and cultural institutions, theatres, museums, and their interest groups or associations. Signing the document also signifies a commitment to promoting a democratic climate among the people who work in their own institution.

For further information, see: