[artinfo] Fwd: Friends for PAF

by way of Adele Eisenstein <adele at c3.hu> mobileacademy03 at mobileacademy-berlin.com
Fri Dec 8 01:24:39 CET 2006

Dear Friends of Mobile Academy,

with this email we forward a request of our friend Jan Ritsema, the
dutch director that has been teaching in Mobile Academy 1999 (Bochum)
and Mobile Academy 2006 (Warsaw) as well. He is running an
interesting platform called PerformingArtsForum in a castle close to
Reims/France. This project is facing heavy financial problems in the
moment. Please find the details in the attached mail - we support
him, and we hope that some of you will do so too.
Please excuse cross-posting if you have received this letter already
from other senders.

Kind Regards,

Mobile Academy and Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge

From: Friends of PAF <friends at pa-f.net>
Date: 04 December 2006 00:01:41 CET
To: Friends of Friends of PAF <friends at pa-f.net>
Subject: Friends for PAF

Dear friends,

We would like to draw your attention to an extraordinary initiative
you might have heard of already: PAF (PerformingArtsForum), a project
started by a number of international artists, theoreticians,
activists and cultural workers, is a grand estate located in the
countryside between Paris and Brussels. The Dutch director and
performer Jan Ritsema has bought this former convent and offered it
to the international artistic community in order to create an open
platform for non-institutional encounters, exchange and work in the
fields of performing arts, visual arts, music, film, literature, new
media, theory and cultural production. Basically PAF is a site for
concentration and work accessible for everybody.

Since its launch in December 2005 a growing number of individuals and
groups has used PAF as a working place and involved themselves into
this self-organised project ­ over 350 people used PAF since
December 2005. Although this initiative is unique and has proven to
be necessary and highly appreciated internationally, PAF is facing
life-threatening financial problems. PAF is based solely on private
money, i.e. the initiator’s limited economy, and bridging the time
until subsidies will be found (a difficult and time-consuming
process) could turn out to be an insurmountable barrier for this
project. To make a long story short: PAF needs financial support in
order to come through this critical period. We would like to ask you
to support PAF either with a single monetary donation or by joining
the development association “Friends of PAF” with an aid on a
regular basis. You can easily make your donation by PayPal or by a
standard bank transfer (see information below).

Your help is crucial to the continuation of PAF. In order for the
artistic project PAF to become eligible for regional, national and
European subsidies, PAF the building has to adapt to new security
regulations. Your donation is therefore most needed for urgent
security adjustments and insurance, so that PAF the artistic project
can fulfill the conditions to apply for subsidy.

If you want to know more about PAF, its mission and activities,
please see the PAF_INFO file 
(http://pa-f.net/files/pa-f/ a.PAF_INFO_engl.pdf) 
or visit the web site www.pa-f.net.

We thank you for your attention and contribution in advance.

Bank Account
Kulturverein Performing Arts Forum Association | Erste Bank | Account
Number: 286-620-883/00 |
Bank Identification Number: 20111 | IBAN: AT072011128662088300 | BIC:

PayPal address of Kulturverein Performing Arts Forum Association:
friends at pa-f.net
(for general information about PayPal please visit www.paypal.com;
for direct registration

Supporters of Friends of PAF e.V.

Eric Alliez, Silke Bake, Jérôme Bel, Jonathan Burrows, Elke Van
Campenhout, Alice Chauchat, Catherine Contour, Nicolas Couturier,
Bojana Cvejić, Annie Dorsen, DD Dorvillier, Ferdinand du Bois, Inge
Duytschaever, Jean-Marc Esteve aka Renard Masque, 
Véronique Ferrero- Delacoste, William Forsythe, 
Sigrid Gareis, Philipp Gehmacher,
Joachim Gerstmeier, Arnon Grunberg, Marina Gržinić, Guy Gypens,
Marijke Hoogeboom, Emil Hrvatin, Hannah Hurtzig, Sandra Iché, Mette
Ingvartsen, Anne Juren, Krõõt Juurak, Mart Kangro, Jan Kopp, Bojana
Kunst, Joris Lacoste, Pierre Leguillon, Tor Lindstrand, Florian
Malzacher, Jan Martens, Christian Mayer, Ulrike Melzwig, Yves
Mettler, Aldo Milohnić, Mathilde Monnier, Martin Nachbar, Pauline
Roussille, Xavier Le Roy, Marina Palovaara, Manuel Pelmus, Berno Odo
Polzer, Marta Popivoda, Christine Peters, Nikolina Pristaš, Sergej
Pristaš, Johan Reyniers, Paz Rojo, Theo Van Rompay, Petra Sabisch,
Eszter Salamon, Kajsa Sandström, Manon Santkin, Nicolas Siepen,
Mårten Spångberg, Peter Stamer, Ana Vujanović, Ruth Weismann,
Christophe Wavelet, Alexandra Wellensiek, and many others.

For feedback and further information please get in touch with

Kulturverein Performing Arts Forum Association («Friends of PAF»)
Address: Blumauergasse 22/25 | A-1020 Vienna | Email: friends at pa-f.net

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