Künstlerhaus Lukas

Künstlerhaus Lukas is a place of artistic work and international gathering. It promotes professional artists in the genres of fine arts, literature, dance and music through the awarding of residence scholarships.

We particularly aim at facilitating interesting cooperations and international dialogue between the different genres. Thereby, the international context with the Baltic littoral states, Norway and Iceland lies in the centre of attention.

The programme of Künstlerhaus Lukas serves artistic work, gathering and exchange of artists from different genres and countries with each other as well as with an interested public.

Artists may apply for work stays at Künstlerhaus Lukas, a place rich in tradition, or, within the framework of the international exchange programme, for a scholarship at our partner institutions in Northern Europe. There are several places which are reserved exclusively for the use of artists from Mecklenburg/Western Pomerania. Artists from our partner institutions in Northern Europe are invited to come and stay in Ahrenshoop. Künstlerhaus Lukas promotes artists to realise selected projects and presents them publicly in cooperation with national and international partner institutions.

Every two years, scholarships will be awarded in the following genres: fine arts (painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, artistic book, video, arts and crafts/design), literature (narrative literature, lyrics, drama, screenplay, essay, literary translations), dance (choreography, performance) and music (composition).

Up to seven holders of scholarship can work and stay at Künstlerhaus Lukas at the same time. There are seven rent-free apartments available. Four of them consist of a living room and a studio; three of them consist of a combined study and living room. Additionally, three small workshops are available free of charge: for photography, graphic prints and bookbinding.

The apartments are fully equipped and have individual private bathroom facitlities and telephone/internet connection. Communicative meeting points in the house are a lounge/public room, two common kitchens and two terraces. On limited occasions, especially by former scholarship holders, apartments may also be rented.

At present, our international exchange partner institutions are Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators Visby (Gotland, Sweden), Gunnarshus in Reykjavik (Iceland), KKV Graphic Workshop & Sculpture Workshop Monumental Malmö (Sweden), Graphic Workshop Odense (Denmark), National Centre for Contemporary Arts Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd (Iceland) as well as Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre (Lithuania).

The artistic work of the holders of scholarship will be presented in readings, exhibitions, concerts, performances and other public presentations with the help of our important local partner institutions: Neues Kunsthaus and Kunstkaten Ahrenshoop, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (College of Music and Theatre), Rostock Theatre and Literaturhaus Rostock.

At Künstlerhaus Lukas, holders of scholarship invite the interested public to give them insight into their work every last Sunday of the month and host studio exhibitions, readings, concerts or performances. In addition to these open days, there are also special events like Long Night or Ahrenshoop Literature Days.