Künstlerhaus Lauenburg Fellowships 2020

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg Fellowships 2020

The 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. 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.

Artists, authors and composers without any restrictions of age, origin or residence can apply. Applicants with child are welcome.

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg offers generous accommodation (approx. 400 m2) on three floors. On the ground floor you can find the gallery space, a children’s studio, an artist bar, the Künstlerhaus office and a large south-facing terrace overlooking the Elbe River. Monthly cultural events take place in the artist bar and on the terrace, such as film screenings, talks, lectures, and concerts. 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. The Künstlerhaus is also equipped with a printing press for etching and letterpress, a proof press, a piano and a small library.

From the fellows it is expected that by far the greater part of the fellowship period will be spent in Lauenburg and that the fellows take responsibility for the administration of the gallery on the weekends (open from 3 – 5 pm). From every fellow the organisers expect 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, they 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. The Künstlerhaus appreciates participation of the fellows in projects which promote art and culture as an educational mission, for example in cooperation with the Open Studio, local schools, youth centers etc. 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.

The residency 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.

Professional German and international visual artists may apply for a residency fellowship at the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. German-speaking authors who publish in the German language may apply for a residency fellowship in literature. Artists who are still studying at the time the residency starts; or artists who simultaneously receive another fellowship; or have already received a fellowship from the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein in the last three years are not eligible to apply. They welcome applicants who enjoy making contact with other people, and who actively seek the exchange of ideas in their particular areas of artistic competence. For 2020 five fellowships in the following artistic categories are announced. with deadline 31st October 2019 (There is 10,00 EUR application fee):