With Der Leiermann a place is created where one can experience culture from home in a completely new way, enjoy art in every moment, learn more about the background of the artworks and network directly with the artists and cultural workers.
A small example to illustrate this: A musicologist writes an article about W. A. Mozart, a pianist explains Mozart's sonatas in a video directly on the piano, talks about the background stories and also shares a live recording of the sonatas. Afterwards, the author and the lecturer can share their experiences with each other.
From what has been said, it may also become clear why the project is so important for artists and cultural workers - especially in the times of the CORONA CRISIS. We give them the opportunity to network with culture-loving people and to earn money with their work in various ways - as authors or lecturers, for live videos and readings or through donations and advertising.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Art and culture are there for everyone and enrich our lives. But not everyone has the opportunity to go to a concert, buy books or visit a museum. How wonderful would be a place where artists present their work and we can simply enjoy their work and get in touch with them.
Der Leiermann is there for everyone who is interested in art and culture in any way, be it as a concert visitor, book lover, hobby painter or enthusiastic participant of historical re-enactements. A place where culture can be experienced in as many ways as possible.
Just one example: In the Middle Ages fabrics were dyed in a completely different way than today. But this knowledge alone remains only a dry fact. On our platform, however, this fact becomes an experience. A historian writes an article about dyeing in the Middle Ages, shows in a video how to dye fabrics, in the forum answers your questions and sells directly in the platform's own shop her traditionally dyed fabrics.
Because artists don't need charity, after all they give us something that is hardly affordable For that they deserve not only respect and recognition, but also a place where they can present themselves and where we can support them in their work in a simple and uncomplicated way, also financially.
Why would you support this project?
"Art is not the bread, but the wine of life." (Jean Paul)
Art and culture are far more than just a minor matter in life.
In reality they have an important function, because they allow us to take a new, more intensive look at the world and through this we get to know it and ourselves better.
Help us to create a place where art and culture can be experienced on many different levels. A place where we learn to understand their background and social context, where we can meet like-minded people and get to know this world together with artists and cultural practitioners.
And finally, to all artists and cultural practitioners (writers, teachers, etc.) among you - support us in this campaign now and we will create a place where you can present your work and connect with a truly interested audience.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
We (my small team and I) have been working on the project for more than two years now and much of it is already online or finished in the background. But on the last meters we run out of air, because my savings are used up in the meantime.
That's why I need your support for the completion of the platform (the artist shop and the possibility to donate for cultural workers are still missing).
But above all it is the legal protection that gives me a headache. Because the lawyer's fees, the preparation of the contract, the legal support etc. are far beyond my budget and therefore I hope to collect the missing money this way.
Who are the people behind the project?
The platform would be nothing without the many people standing by my side.
I would just like to bring a few of the authors and lecturers to the curtain, who have so far made their knowledge and their work available free of charge, thus making the project possible in the first place. Here you can read about them: Our authors and lecturers
And then there's me. If you want to know more, you can do it here: About me.