Förderkreis für Gegenwartskunst im Kunstverein Bremen
(Society for the Promotion of Contemporary Art in the Bremen Art Association)
The Society was founded in November 1971 on the initiative of a group of members of the Kunstverein, particularly keen to promote the presentation of contemporary art in the Kunsthalle Bremen. The Society makes it its business to support an exhibition each year and to assist in the expansion of the collection through the purchase of works contemporary art.
Apart from exhibitions in the Kunsthalle, the Förderkreis offers a wide range of events and activities to promote the understanding of modern and contemporary art, such as visits to exhibitions, galleries, private collections, artist studios and lectures. It further offers a number of trips lasting one day or longer, for instance to London, Zurich, Berlin, the Netherlands, Copenhagen or New York.
The society has at present counts more than 160 members. It is led by voluntary chairperson who is changing annually.