Visual Arts Literature Music
German, English, French
Varied per discipline
Paid by host 

The Artist in Residence fellowship includes free use of an apartment and studio, including the costs for electricity, internet and telephone connection to the landline.
Every fellow receives 750,- EUR per month for the time of his/her stay at the Künstlerhaus.

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Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg


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.

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe announces for the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein five fellowships in the following artistic categories for 2020:

  • three fellowships for fine art whereby one fellowship is focused on new media and film - duration 5 months
  • one fellowship for literature - duration 3 months
  • one fellowship for composition - duration 2.5 months

From every fellow it is expected at least one solo presentation (exhibition, lecture or concert) during his/her residency at the Künstlerhaus. Furthermore they expect an artist talk, a joint first presentation and a joint finissage. Besides that, the organisers expect a presentable artistic work for the collection of the Stadtgalerie Lauenburg (gallery space associated to the Künstlerhaus) and a report (one A4 sheet) for the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein about the period of residence at the Künstlerhaus. All exhibition material is expected to be exclusively produced for the Künstlerhaus.

Further exhibitions, events, public discussions and meetings – also in other venues in Lauenburg and Schleswig-Holstein – will be supported if possible by the association Künstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe e.V.

Accommodation Information 

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg offers generous accommodation (approx. 400 m2) on three floors. On the ground floor you can find the gallery space, the open studio, an artist bar, the Künstlerhaus office and a large south-facing terrace overlooking the river Elbe. Monthly cultural events take place in the artist bar and on the terrace, such as film screenings, talks, lectures, and concerts.

Studio Information 

In the upper two floors there are generously-sized artists’ studios and living areas. All studios are fully equipped and include their own bath/shower room and kitchen as well as a telephone and Wifi. 

Technical Information 

The Künstlerhaus is also equipped with a printing press for etching and letterpress, a proof press, a piano and a small library.


The Künstlerhaus is situated along the river Elbe within the historic center. Lauenburg is the southernmost town in Schleswig-Holstein, has a population of ca. 12,000 and is located approx. 50 kilometers from Hamburg, Lübeck and Schwerin, and about 25 kilometres from Lüneburg. The town lies close to the convergence point of the Federal States Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Niedersachsen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The building itself was built 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, more than 130 artists have lived and worked there.

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

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