Each artist will receive 250€ as artist fee granted by the Kulturstiftung Des Kreises Schleswig-Flensburg.
To apply - please provide a short description of your work and what do you plan to do in Arnis during the residency, along with a short CV and images of past work or a website address. Please specify if you have any particular needs.
ramoslübbert is a curatorial duo formed in 2017 by Cristina Ramos and Christian Lübbert. Operating on an international scale, they are based between London and Berlin. Their curatorial practice investigates different exhibition formats, showing relevant practices and discourses in contemporary art, as well as working site-specifically in unexpected locations. The residency encourages artists to rethink the context of Arnis as both town and village, and develop a work that relates to some of its geographical, socio-political or economic conditions. It aims to expand the notion of rural spaces as mere retreat and create room to initiate a productive hub outside the urban context.
ramoslübbert is delighted to announce the third international artist residency in Arnis, an annual programme that invites contemporary artists to live and work on a half-island in Northern Germany. With only 279 inhabitants and the size of 0.45m2, Arnis is not just the smallest town of Germany, but also a place of great events. Its history of sea related industries remains visible in the functioning shipyards, fisherboats, port facilities as well as in the production sites for sails and nautical charts. Arnis Residency aims to bring new artistic perspectives into this context, from which to encounter a world increasingly characterised by connections and flows beyond its cities. Aiming to expand the notion of rural places as mere retreats, and to contribute to the production of a creative hub outside the urban context, the residency will culminate in a public event spread across different locations in Arnis.
Studio available for all disciplines.
Arnis is situated on the shores of the Baltic Sea, in a fjord called Schlei and is the smallest town in Germany both by population (circa 350 habitants) and by area (0.45 km2). During the 19th century Arnis was a prosperous harbour town with up to 1000 inhabitants and almost 90 sailing ships. Shipyards were typical financial resources in Arnis and still today are very important, despite of yachting and tourism being the two main pillars for the actual economy.