Arts and crafts market from our members…
31. march – 17. april 2017
Am Hof, Vienna
Date of the Jury
Our ART ADVENT Market Newspaper introduces you to individual craftsmen and women and informs you about the daily supporting programme at Vienna’s Art Space Karlsplatz. The next market newspaper will be sent to you at the beginning of November 2017.
divina art supports selected environmental and social projects.
The „Gruft“ Care Center
For more than twenty-five years, the „Gruft“ has probably been the best-known charitable institution in Vienna. A „Gruft“ in German is a burial vault, and the institution takes its name from the fact that it is located in the crypt below the Mariahilf church in Vienna’s 6th District, turning a place for the dead into a light of hope for the living. The Gruft offers people living on the streets a safe environment and, above all, warmth—around the clock, 365 days a year. With its day center and night shelter, the Gruft is the only point of stability in the lives of many homeless people. Especially in winter, the need for a warm place to spend some time without being harrassed is most urgent. Besides the 24-hour day and nighttime shelter, the Gruft provides its clients with a warm meal, a place to sleep, clean clothes, and shower facilities. Other services include case management as well as medical and therapeutic assistance.
The Gruft team of trained social workers, social assistants, psychiatrists, and civilian service workers help people who are homeless to achieve self-sufficiency. divina art, together with one of its caterers, supports this project this year.
GLOBAL 2000′s contribution to our Christmas Market this year is a lecture entitled “Unser Saatgut in Gefahr? – Freiheit für die Vielfalt” (“Are our seeds in danger? – Freedom for diversity”) given in German by Iga Niznik from Arche Noah (“Noah’s Ark”, a Lower Austrian association for the preservation of traditional fruit and vegetable species) and Heidemarie Porstner from GLOBAL 2000 (an Austrian environmental NGO).
Like last year, GLOBAL 2000 will wrap your Christmas presents with loving care. Your donation for your professional wrapping(s) will go to GLOBAL 2000 and the Kind-Familie-Umwelt (“child-family-environment”) association.
The Kind-Familie-Umwelt (“child-family-environment”) association helps mentally and physically distressed children and youths by providing funds for psychotherapy as well as psychological treatment and counseling. This is done unbureaucratically and very quickly if help is needed urgently.
At the artisans’ market, you can find out more about the many activities of this association and how to donate. One way is to go to the divina art gift wrapping stand and have your presents nicely wrapped for a donation. The entire proceeds will go directly and without any deduction into therapy sessions for children.
For more information, visit www.kind-familie-umwelt.at
Ö1 für Licht ins Dunkel
This year, Austrian “Culture Radio” Österreich 1 brings another dedicated programme to our stage and runs a punch booth. On two days, a high-class cultural show including musical highlights from many different genres will be presented. The revenue from punch sales has been earmarked for a charitable project as part of ORF’s annual “Licht ins Dunkel” (“Light in the Dark”) appeal.
Artisans for Artisans
Most artisans are one-person companies or self-employed depending solely on their own work for a living. Being sick or having to take care of others for prolonged periods of time may ruin their existence.
divina art supports members in need.