Tender - Guestcurator - art and sustainability

for a guest curator
on the subject of art and sustainability

The place
The Künstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop is one of the oldest artist houses in Germany and is still an important place for international artistic creation in a Northern European context. The Neue Kunsthaus shows all year round projects by guest curators from the grant program of the Künstlerhaus Lukas.

The Künstlerhaus Lukas is offering a two-month curatorial grant on the subject of art and the environment. Project partners are the Neue Kunsthaus and the National Park “Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft e.V .”.

The subject of sustainability or global warming has become an integral part of the public. But what about concrete changes in favor of nature or future generations? The project should force facts and possible ways of improvement. These environmental issues mean the relationship between humans and nature in a wide variety of contexts. The aim is to enable a public platform for the current burning questions of our time from this complex of topics in order to involve politicians, producers and consumers in the joint reflection and responsibility.

An exhibition is to be designed in the rooms of the Neue Kunsthaus and its outside space (see floor plans you can find ►here). You are asked to submit a concept that can be implemented in the rooms of the New Kunsthaus and, if necessary, with the inclusion of the landscape or the location and its residents. In the connection of art and the environment, the project proposal should also have initial ideas for an accompanying program of four to six events, including specialist speakers, film presentations, hikes, activities, etc., to be integrated later. Around six artistic positions can be included, half of which are said to be former scholarship holders of the Künstlerhaus Lukas. Works of visual art, literature, video or music can be considered.

The redesign of the outside space of the Neues Kunsthaus was to be planned for a period of two years. This should show the visitors new perspectives on the connection between landscape / garden, sustainability and sculpture / installation.

Requirements for being a curator

  • A completed degree in a culture-related context
  • Experience in project organization
  • Exact formulation of the content of the proposed project
  • Implementation and organization of the accompanying program
  • Two-month work stay in May and June 2021 at the Künstlerhaus Lukas (residence requirement)
  • Head of organization for setting up and dismantling the exhibition
  • Execution of the exhibition opening and four accompanying events with the involvement of artists, visitors, specialist speakers or politicians
  • Planning and accounting of the budget
  • A curating artist cannot be involved in their own work at the same time

Financial framework

  • Free two-month work stay at the Künstlerhaus Lukas
  • Scholarship money of 1.000 € from the Künstlerhaus Lukas
  • Project fee of € 1.000 from the Neues Kunsthaus
  • A budget of up to € 4.000 is available for the implementation of the project for travel and accommodation costs, transport, event fees and exhibition design (each after confirmation of the annual budget). Additional applications to environmental foundations or other sponsors are very welcome after nomination.
  • An additional amount of up to € 800 is available for designing the outside space

The exhibition period is from June 6th to August 30th, 2021.
The opening of the exhibition and the exterior design will take place on June 5th, 2021.

Scope of the application
Submission digital or analog, maximum 2 A4 pages of concept sketch plus up to 20 illustrations.

Please apply until December 10th, 2020 to post@kuenstlerhaus-lukas.de
or Künstlerhaus Lukas, Dorfstraße 35, D-18347 Ahrenshoop.

We look forward to interesting suggestions

Gerlinde Creutzburg
Artistic Director