Goldstein is a studio founded for artists who, for various reasons, are unable to draw adequate attention to themselves and their work.
The atelier was concieved by Christiane Cuticchio in collaboration with the Association Lebenshilfe Frankfurt. Atelier Goldstein is funded from various different sources, including state grants, foundation funds and revenue from sales.
The workshop operates like an art college. All artistic work is advised, discussed and supported. The main concern is the quality of the atelier's artistic production. Purely educational or therapeutic approaches are excluded. In addition to technical skills and a sound knowledge of art history, art trainers are selected for their ability to focus on the artists in the studio.
The atelier’s artists are predominantly autistic, although medical records are considered irrelevant. We consider each artist on the basis of their personality and their entire body of artistic work. Goldstein acts as a gallery for its artists and 50% of proceeds from sales go to the artists, with the other half being put back into the studio.