Visual Arts Literature Music
German, English, French
May - October 2018
Paid by host 
  • The composition fellowship includes a single payment of 2.200 EUR for the time of his/her stay (2,5 month) at the Künstlerhaus. The fees for the premiere are included in this payment.
  • The fellowships for visual art (6 month) and literature (3 month) include 700 EUR per month for the time of his/her stay at the Künstlerhaus.
Application guidelines 

Please complete the online application. There is 10,00 EUR application fee.

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How long
3 to 6 months
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Künstlerhaus Lauenburg-am-Elbe

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg-am-Elbe


Künstlerhaus Lauenburg was founded in 1986 and is an international fellowship society of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. It is a society for fine art, literature, and composition and offers emerging talents from all over the world the possibility to create new projects in an undisturbed environment and to present them to an interested public. Artists, authors and composers without any restrictions of age, origin or residence can apply. The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg is characterized by its personalized care and the close network between the fellows, as well as with the cultural scene of the metropolitan region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.
Every fellow receives a monthly grant for the duration of their stay. It is also possible to raise further additional funds for material and project related publications with the professional help of the Künstlerhaus, although there is no guarantee of success.


A joint first presentation, a solo exhibition, lecture or concert and a catalogue.

Accommodation Information 

Every fellowship includes an apartment.

Studio Information 

Every fellowship includes a studio.

Technical Information 

On the ground floor there is an art gallery, a community kitchen, the Artists' Bar and a large southfacing terrace overlooking the Elbe. Weekly cultural events take place in the Artists' Bar on Fridays, such as film screenings, talks, tango etc.

  • Telephone and DSL connections in each studio for artists' own pcs
  • Office Computer
  • Printing press

The Kuenstlerhaus is situated directly on the bank of the river Elbe within the historic old town of Lauenburg. It is the southernmost town in Schleswig-Holstein, has 12,000 inhabitants and is some 50 kilometres from Hamburg, Lübeck and Schwerin. It is about 25 kilometres from Lüneburg. The town lies close to the convergence point of Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Niedersachsen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The building itself was erected in the middle of the last century, received protected status as a historic monument in 1982 and, after comprehensive restoration work, gained a new lease of life as the Künstlerhaus (Artists' House). Since then, over 100 bursary holders have lived and worked there.

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg Elbstraße 54
21481 Lauenburg/ Elbe
+49 (0)4153 592649
+49 (0)4153 592649

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