Mail Art Project "sources of strength" / "Kraftquellen"

Well, we received more than 200 unique and beautiful submissions from all over the world- thank you so much! In the intercultural workshops, the participants created a lot of great postcards for our project, too.

At the moment (10.10.2023), we are putting a bunch of Mail Art online in our gallery, this will be finished by the end of this week. - Also, we are creating unique art cards that will be sent to all participants of our project - that's a lot of work for us, but we think you'll be surprised.

The exhibition will be opened on November 7th in the "Stadtteilzentrum Hamm West"- we will take photos of this event and post it here, too.

Just look at our online gallery and find so many really great mail - artworks there!

Sources of strength - we live in a rather broken world, characterized by environmental destruction and extinction of species, climatic catastrophes and war conflicts, not to mention the personal and work-related problems that many people have to deal with.           

So we are asking: Wherefrom do you get the strength to go through life despite all this? What brings you joy, what creates hope and confidence, what puts a smile on your face, what brightens your heart? Whether it is friends or family, art or music, religion or philosophy, sports or meditation, whether it is the smile of your neighbor or the chirping of birds in the morning - whatever makes you strong and powerful, let us know!

We want to focus on the positive and empowering aspects of life as we need them to survive in this world. 

We are curious and looking forward to receive your answer!

postcard, maximum 14.8 × 21 cm / 5.8 x 8.3" inches

technique of your choice

Please write your name plus address and email on the back, you will get a reply.


All submitted works will be digitalized and presented online on the project website, yet an exhibition will take place at the Stadtteilzentrum Weststadt in Hamm/Germany in fall/winter 2023.


DEADLINE: 31.08.2023


submit your works to:

Mone Hartman

"Mail Art"

Lange Str. 66

D-59067 Hamm / Germany


This project is curated by the german artists Mone Hartman and Antje Peters

and is kindly sponsored by the City of Hamm, department of culture.

In the context of this project, INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOPS will be held in Hamm during autumn 2023. 

This project is friendly supportet by Stadt Hamm, Kulturbüro.