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31 Aug 2016

Announcement for fellowships 2017

Copyright Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, 2016

Fellowships for contemporary visual art, literature, composition
Künstlerhaus Lauenburg


The application period for all fellowships 2017 runs up to October 31st 2016

Marita Landgraf
+49 (0)4153/ 592649

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
Elbstraße 54
21481 Lauenburg/Elbe

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We are pleased to inform you that for 2017 the following fellowships are offered:

For international artists:
> Three 6-month residential fellowships for visual art whereby one fellowship is focused on new media and film
> One 3-month residential fellowship for literature
> One 2,5-month residential fellowship for composition

The application period for all fellowships runs up to and including October 31st 2016 (date of inbox).
Detailed information and application forms are available on our homepage.

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg was founded in 1986 and is an international fellowship society of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. It is a society for fine art, literature, and composition and offers emerging talents from all over the world the possibility to create new projects in an undisturbed environment and to present them to an interested public.
Artists, authors and composers without any restrictions of age, origin or residence can apply.
The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg is characterized by its personalized care and the close network between the fellows, as well as with the cultural scene of the metropolitan region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

Extent of Funding:

Every fellow receives a monthly grant for the duration of their stay. The residency fellowship includes also free use of an apartment and studio.

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg receives financial support from the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, the Duchy of Lauenburg district and the recently founded society 'Künstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe e.V'.

Expectations for the Artists:
From every fellow we expect at least one solo presentation (exhibition, lecture or concert) during his/her residency at the Künstlerhaus. Furthermore we expect an artist talk, a joint first presentation and a joint finissage.
Besides that, we expect a presentable artistic work for the collection of the Stadtgalerie Lauenburg (gallery space associated to the Künstlerhaus) and a report (one A4 sheet) for the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein about the period of residence at the Künstlerhaus.
From the fellows we expect that by far the greater part of the fellowship period will be spent in Lauenburg and that the fellows take responsibility for the administration of the gallery on the weekends (open from 3 – 5 pm.).

The Application and Selection Procedures:

Professional German and international artists may apply for a residency fellowship at the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg.
German-speaking authors who publish in the German language may apply for a residency fellowship in literature.
Professional international composers, arrangers, and companys may apply for a residency fellowship in composition at the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. The applicant should be an instrumentalist itself.

Artists who are still studying at the time the residency starts; or artists who simultaneously receive another fellowship; or have already received a fellowship from the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein in the last three years are not eligible to apply.

Applications should be send via mail (PDF document) quoting the reference 'Fellowship – Fine Arts, Literature or Composition' to:
Deadline is October 31 2016. The date of receipt is valid.