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Interdisciplinary Art Consulting

"Interdisciplinary Art Consulting is based on the needs, talents and abilities of the client or organization I work with. At the outset, goals of the collaboration are formulated. The optimal path to the desired results is determined by the individual profile of the client and the goals being pursued.


Like in my artworks, the combination of theory and practice, tradition and modernity, craftsmanship and creativity as well as the exploration of new approaches are important elements of the learning process arising through my consulting projects. 


Structured, impact–oriented methods of work and continuous evaluation and monitoring during the implementation phase serve to ensure durable success. Where necessary, strategy and/or processes are improved upon or adjusted accordingly.

Clients can expect teamwork and absolute transparency in all the consulting assignments that I undertake. With my focus on sustainability, securing viability both now and in the future is clearly at the heart of my engagements.

I provide customized consulting, developing projects at your location or in a rented location. Besides workshops, lectures and collaboration in interdisciplinary and innovative projects, I offer promotional and (self) marketing solutions."



Fancy Pads project

Fancy Pads

Art Consulting

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IAPMA Congress

From September 12 to 16, 2023, the Congress of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) “PAPER ALIVE! Paper Art International” took place in Dresden, Germany. The event with more than 120 international participants was organized, managed and hosted by IAPMA President and Convenor Fides Linien. The Congress took place in the premises of the Dresden University of Fine Arts, the Graphic Workshop Dresden, the Dresden City Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Dresden State Art Collections (SKD). 

At the invitation of Fides Linien, the Guest of Honour was Betty Amongi, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development of the Republic of Uganda. The Xsabo Foundation funded the visit of the Minister and the Congress.



Mentoring Workshops

During professional papermaking

workshops, participants are introduced to the centuries-old knowledge of hand papermaking. Different processes to work with various fibres, to create sheets, to work with paper pulp two or three dimensionally are introduced. Several techniques to manipulate paper can be explored. During the workshops it is possible to consult concrete art projects formally and in terms of content.


Paper is mostly underestimated in its versatility and its purpose, though it is an individual medium to create art. Furthermore, paper can be a catalyst for a new perspective on the contemporary notion of sustainability. 



Dresden University of Fine Arts


The Fancy Pads

'Fancy Pads' are disposable, biodegradable sanitary pads made from vegetable fibres.

The impact-orientated Fancy Pads Initiative about Menstrual Hygiene Management aims at creating jobs to empower women in rural areas in Uganda, and the related self–help project supports girls to stop missing school during their menstrual period.

The 'Fancy Pads' initiative exists since 2018 and was founded by Fides Linien and The Xsabo Foundation.


The Xsabo Foundation

Fancy Pads Ventures Ltd.

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