Umverteilen - fundraising campaign of the HGB Freundeskreis
Teachers of the HGB Leipzig have developed the art project "Umverteilen - Von denen, die haben zu denen, die brauchen" (Redistribute - from those who have to those who need) in cooperation with the university's circle of friends in order to support the students of the art academy.
As a result of the measures taken to contain the Covid 19 pandemic, many students have lost the basis for financing their studies due to job losses. This is especially true for art and design students who, in addition to their livelihood, have to raise funds for studio places and working materials for the realisation of artistic and design work. In addition, they currently do not have access to the university's infrastructure with workshops, work rooms, library and gallery, which further aggravates the situation.
Since the situation of the students will not change in the foreseeable future, the donation project will continue. Interested parties are cordially invited to help young artists* and designers* in the current crisis by making a one-off donation or becoming a member of the HGB-Freundeskreis.
Up to now, three calls were made for funding, the last and third call being made in mid-February 2021. You can find further information in German at: hgb-leipzig.de/press
On its website, the Studentenwerk Leipzig has published important FAQs about the support: studentenwerk-leipzig.de/hilfe-für-studierende
Extension of bridging aid confirmed: BMBF support students with BAföG, grants and interest-free student loans
As announced by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in February, the bridging aid for students has now been seamlessly continued and will also be offered for the entire summer semester of 2021. Leipzig students in pandemic-related emergencies can thus apply for the grant at the Studentenwerk Leipzig until September 2021.
The bridging aid for students in pandemic-related emergencies is provided by the BMBF to the student and student unions in Germany and sets the guidelines for the framework conditions of the funding. This aid was launched in the first lockdown and relaunched in November 2020.