The Künstlerhaus Lukas

The Künstlerhaus Lukas is one of the oldest artists’ residences in Germany, and a highly active and important place of artistic creation to this day. Originally, it was mainly students of the painter Paul Müller-Kaempff who resided in “Sankt Lucas”  (Saint Lucas) House built by the artist in 1894, but today this venerable establishment opens its doors to visual artists, authors, composers and dance performers as well as curators from across Germany and many Northern European countries.
During one-month work residencies supported by a grant, they can dedicate themselves to their own works or launch joint projects. In two-week workshop scholarships, groups of artists can find intensive opportunities to work and present their work together. In order to facilitate the mediation of the works of former scholarship holders in encounters with other international contemporary positions in an interdisciplinary discourse, guest curators are given two-month residencies to present their projects to the public in the Neues Kunsthaus, the forum for contemporary art in Ahrenshoop. The scholarship exchange programme, designed to promote cooperation in Northern Europe, enables artists leave their home countires in order to live and work abroad.Once a month, the house opens its doors for studio visits, readings, concerts or performances. Additionally, special events are held annually, such as the Literature Days or Film Nights. Furthermore, the Künstlerhaus Lukas plays a major role in awarding the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Literature Prize and cooperates with various institutions in Germany as part of the scholarship programme.

For more information about the current work of the internationally oriented Künstlerhaus Lukas and on the history of the former “Sankt Lucas” House click here ►then or here ►now.