Exchange scholarships


This scholarship program is intended to promote international connections throughout Northern Europe. It incorporates the provision of special funding for authors, visual artists and composers from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Artists from Germany have the opportunity to complete a one-month residency free of charge at one of the Künstlerhaus Lukas’ partner institutions:

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
NES Artist Residency Skagaströnd, Iceland
Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, Visby/Gotland, Sweden
KKV Artists’ Collective Graphic- and Sculptureworkshop, Malmö, Sweden
Gæsteatelier Hollufgård, Denmark
Funen Printmaking Workshop, Odense, Denmar
MoKS guest studio, Mooste, Estonia

On the other hand, the exchange program allows artists from the countries around the Baltic Sea, Norway and Iceland to enjoy a month-long residency at the Künstlerhaus Lukas free of charge. We have a total of 20 places for this each year.

Scholarship funding is provided by the respective countries. The Künstlerhaus Lukas support the artists chosen from Germany. The total value of a scholarship is currently between 900 and 1000 euros per month, and is graded depending on the cost of living in the respective countries. The scholarship amount includes travel expenses. The partner institution bears accommodation costs. One exception here is the Centre for Contemporary Arts, which currently has to rent accommodation until the completion of its guest studios; this means guests are required to pay approximately 350 euros.

Applications are possible for the following residencies awarded by the Künstlerhaus Lukas:

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Each year, two scholarships are awarded for all fields for a residency in Kaliningrad in cooperation with the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad.
This scholarship is particularly suitable for authors, photographers, composers and artists who work with small formats. Accommodation is not currently provided in the city center, as the residency rooms have not yet been completed. Apartments are rented, with scholarship recipients required to pay a contribution of approximately 350 euros. These scholarships are endowed with 1100 euros.

ICELAND
Each year, two scholarships are awarded in the field of the visual arts, dance performance and composition for a one-month residency at the NES Artist Residency Skagaströnd. This scholarship includes free accommodation in a guest apartment (usually up to three artists) and a workplace inside a large, local shared studio as well as a grant of 1000 euros.

SWEDEN
Each year, one scholarship is awarded in the field of literature (narrative literature, poetry, drama, screenplay, essay, literary translation) for a one-month residency at the Östersjöns Författar och Översättarcentrum (Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators). This scholarship includes free accommodation in the town of Visby as well as a grant of 1000 euros.

Each year, two scholarships are awarded in the field of the visual arts for a one-month residency
at the KKV Artists’ Collective Graphic- and Sculptureworkshop. There artists are free to use all graphic techniques and the processing of glass, ceramics, wood, metal etc. for their work. The scholarships in Malmö include a grant of 900 euros plus free accommodation and use of the workshop (excluding materials).

DENMARK
Each year, one scholarship is awarded in the field of the visual arts for a residency at the Gæsteatelier Hollufgård near the city of Odense. The premises boast spacious workshops for working in all areas of the visual arts. This scholarship includes a grant of 900 euros plus free accommodation. Use of the workshops is free of charge (except for material costs).
Each year, one scholarship is awarded in the field of the visual arts for a residency at Funen Printmaking Workshop in the Danish city of Odense. The graphics workshop is perfect for etching, lithography and woodcuts. This scholarship includes free accommodation in the city of Odense or in Hollufgård as well as a grant of 900 euros.

ESTONIA
Each year, one scholarship is awarded for all fields for the MoKS guest studio, Mooste (MoKS) in Mooste in southeastern Estonia. This artists’ center has an interdisciplinary approach to its work, offering large studios in a former manor house. This scholarship is endowed with 1000 euros plus free accommodation.

All of the grant amounts specified are subject to confirmation of the respective annual budgets.

Further information about scholarship requirements can be found by clicking on the following links:
General funding guidelines
Application


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