The most important questions have been answered
Why does VDMFK exist?
Who makes decisions about VDMFK?
To whom does VDMFK belong?
VDMFK is an association, and is supported by the mouth and foot painting members. This self-help organisation does not belong to either a natural or legal person. The reason for its existence is to promote and support existing and future mouth and foot painting artists.
Do the artists really have disabilities?
How is VDMFK financed as a self-help organization?
How is the money apportioned?
Why was VDMFK in Liechtenstein founded?
How can I support the mouth and foot painting artists financially?
Why do I receive mail from the mouth and foot painting artists?
Where can I unsubscribe from the distribution list?
Will I receive a donation certificate if I buy the cards?
How can I be admitted into VDMFK?
What is offered to the mouth and foot painters?
VDMFK distinguishes the mouth and foot painters between the following categories:
A scholarship is initially awarded for three years. The decision on awarding a scholarship is made by the Board of Directors of VDMFK on the basis of a suggestion from the expert jury, which consists of two independent artists who are not disabled, VDMFK President and one other member of the Board of Directors. The amount of the monthly support is adjusted in line with the artist’s artistic development. The scholarship is not intended for maintenance, but for artistic education. As well as the purchase of painting utensils and specialist literature, above all the aim is to enable the artist to attend an art school or receive private tuition. The expert jury will continuously monitor the scholarship’s artistic development by means of the original works submitted, and as appropriate will suggest that he/she be admitted as an associate member or full member.
The Board of Directors makes decisions on admittance as an associate member. A member of VDMFK should deliver the same artistic performance as would also otherwise entitle him/her to membership of an artists’ association. Associate members are entitled to active voting rights, but not passive voting rights. This means that they can elect full members as delegates, but cannot be elected as delegates.
Requests for admission must be submitted to the Board of Directors via the jury. The final decision on the admittance of a full member is reserved to the delegates’ convention. When admitted as a member, artists receive a monthly income to enable their artistic development and extensive material self-sufficiency. Full members can stand as candidates for the Board of Directors.
At regular intervals VDMFK organises workshops and artists meetings with the mouth and foot painters in cooperation with the publishing houses. Occasions of this kind are often accompanied by an exhibition of pictures to present the artists’ works to the public and honour the mouth and foot painting artists.