German, English
4 - 6 weeks during the summer upon mutual agreement
Paid by host 
  • Travel costs subysidy up to 500 EUR
  • Per diem of 10 EUR
  • Subsidy to production/material costs up to 500 EUR
Paid by artist 

Health insurance

Application guidelines 

Foreign artists from every field of visual arts and without restriction of age can apply. Applications with portfolio - documentation of work, cv, catalogues, CD/DVD - and preferentially with a project proposal should be sent to the Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund. The jury is composed of a varying group of Kuenstlerhaus members. Applications by e-mail cannot be considered.



Application period is open from October 1 - 31 every year

Künstlerhaus Dortmund

Künstlerhaus Dortmund


Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund is a place for all kinds of contemporary visual arts: Painting, sculpture, graphics as well as photography, film, video, room-installation and new media. This scope of artistic discipline can be found in the members work, as well as in the group exhibitions, which are curated by Kuenstlerhaus members, and feature domestic and international artists from around the world. With a focus on contemporary and experimental work, the Kuenstlerhaus is unique in supporting young and emerging artists. This enriches the cultural landscape of Dortmund, which consists of museums and commercial galleries that mostly feature solo exhibitions. The Kuenstlerhaus creates a free space for the arts, offers optimum working conditions for artists from Germany and abroad, and attempts to reach the interested public through direct and personal mediation.

Since 2005 the Kuenstlerhaus offers an additional option for foreign artists resident outside of Germany: the Summer Residency during the summer months June until August.


There is the possibility of a work presentation organized by the Kuenstlerhaus at the end of the stay.

Accommodation Information 

Combined living/bedroom, shared kitchen and bathroom

Studio Information 

Private studio on the ground floor (50 sqm min.)

Technical Information 

Wood workshop, WLAN


Built in 1924, the house was a "Waschkaue" and an administration building for the "Schacht Westfalia" coal mining operations. Later, it served as the offices for the "Westfaelische Wohnstaetten AG", and as an administration building for the "Deutsche Edelstahlwerke". Eventually, it was taken over by the Design College of Dormtund. Almost demolished in 1983, it was squatted by a group of students from the college. They founded the independant artist's organization "Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund e.V.".

Sunderweg 1
44147 Dortmund
+49 231 820304
+49 231 826847

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