Frequently Asked QuestionsAs we do get an increasing amount of requests and proposals – actually more than we can process – we answer the most common questions below. Please read them carefully, before you decide to get in touch with us.
Does it make sense to send project proposals to General Public?
Yes and no. Basically, it depends on the nature of your proposal. General Public is a relatively open platform, and therefore we consider involving projects from non-members a crucial part of our work. Nevertheless, our capacities to read, evaluate, and carry out project proposals are very limited. Therefore it is important that anyone who wants to make a propsal to General Public makes some effort to get familiar with the concept, the space, the people and the opportunities of General Public BEFORE sending-in papers. Much more than quickly constructed emails with texts and documents, we prefer meeting you in person. So, if you are considering proposing a project to General Public and if you have the possibility to visit General Public, please do so first to meet-up with us in person. Please also keep in mind that General Public is a non-profit organization that currently recieves no public funding. We will have to reject all project proposals, that expect General Public to provide considerable finances. We will also reject proposals, that are commercial by nature or in which aspects of self-promotion outweigh artistic concern.
Does General Public offer internships?
General Public is a non profit organization, based on the commitment of its members only. We do not run an office with regular office times. As each of the organizers behind General Public is involved in other projects besides, we unfortunately lack the time to integrate, instruct and educate interns.
How can I recieve information on the activities of General Public?
Please subscribe to our > email-newsletter.
Can I become a member of General Public?
Becoming a member is possible. There is actually two different types of memberships:
1. Supporting Member: Supporting Members are passive members. You support General Public by contributing a monthly or yearly membership-fee of your own choice. You will get nothing, but a membership-insignia, affiliation with a network of interesting people, and the personal knowledge of doing something respectable and good by supporting independent cultural production. If you are interested in becoming a Supporting Member, please send us an > email.
2: Active Member: You can not apply for active membership. You have to be recommended by one or two of the active members. All members then will have a sit-together and decide on your request. Becoming an active member of General Public means involvement and committment on all levels, including organizing the daily affairs of the project space and curatorial projects.
Who are the current members of General Public?
General Public currently is operated by Oliver Baurhenn, Christina Gomez-Barrio, Jeremiah Day, Heimo Lattner, Doreen Mende, Jan Rohlf, Michael Schultze, Remco Schuurbiers, Stefan Schreck, Marie-Jo Ourtilane, Ursula Böckler, Georg Graw, Cornelia Lund and Holger Lund.
Who creates the beautiful General Public post cards?
Each time we print a card, one of the General Public members contributes an image for the front side. The post card series is a collective process.
Who are the former Members?
Times are changing and here a big THANK YOU to the former Members of General Public!
Sara Pereira, Saim Demircan, Wolfgang Mayer, Shintaro Miyazaki and Ursula Rogg.