Karl H. Ditze Foundation
In 1979, Karl H. Ditze (1906–1993), shareholder and for many years managing director of the firm Rotring, started his foundation supporting four Hamburg institutes of higher education as well as charitable projects.
Karl H. Ditze was an enthusiastic lover of art and possessed a very special understanding of the specific needs of art production. In this spirit, the foundation continues to provide significant support for innovative and pioneering projects by young artists today. Without this support, education at the HFBK would lack several of its facets, significant experiences would not be available and artistic achievements could not be attained.
Meetings of the Karl H. Ditze Stiftung take place twice yearly (in May and November). Apart from promoting international exchange, it is especially active in supporting projects leading to qualifications for professional work, and supporting exceptionally talented students.