for a guest curator
on the subject of art and sustainability
in KÜNSTLERHAUS LUKAS and NEUES KUNSTHAUS in AHRENSHOOP
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
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
- 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
curating artist cannot be involved in their own work at the same
- Free two-month work stay at the Künstlerhaus
- Scholarship money of 1.000 € from the Künstlerhaus
- Project fee of € 1.000 from the Neues
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Künstlerhaus Lukas, Dorfstraße 35, D-18347 Ahrenshoop.
We look forward to interesting suggestions