Jürgen Krogmann

Oberbürgermeister

Bereits zum siebten Mal finden in diesem Jahr die Offenen ARTEliers statt.
Die Offenen ARTEliers machen die freundschaftlichen Beziehungen besonders gut sichtbar. Ich danke dem BBK herzlich für die Konzeption und Organisation des Projekts. Einmal mehr stellt er damit seinen hohen Wert für Oldenburg unter Beweis. Mein Dank gilt aber auch den beteiligten Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus der Region und aus Kingston upon Thames. Ich freue mich, dass wir diese attraktive Kombination in Oldenburg zeigen können – und wünsche den siebten Offenen ARTEliers große Resonanz und viel Erfolg.

Kevin Davis

Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

As Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council in London, it gives me great pleasure to support the work of Kingston artists and those in our twinned town of Oldenburg. The active arts and cultural scene in Kingston and Oldenburg has engendered a long and fruitful partnership of cultural and artistic exchange and we hope that continues for many years.
Art makes a valuable contribution to people’s health and well-being as well as providing opportunities to acquire new skills which can potentially lead to employment. An area’s ability to harness its creative energy is a positive force for community engagement and creates a strong positive cultural identity for residents and visitors.
I wish the Oldenburg arts event every success and warmly invite our friends from Germany to come and visit us in Kingston and enjoy the many wonderful activities and opportunities we have on offer.