Dear friends and colleagues

This is an open call!

From Sept 1 to Nov 1 2021 we will realize the group exhibition STORIES OF EMPATHY. It will question the developement process of artistic works and practices under the aspect of empathy. It´s time to get in touch again :)

If you are interested to participate send us an insight of your work or contact us with ideas. Works in progress are welcome! We will/can meet at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, work and prepare the show together, that will be presented at the Barkenhoff, Große Kunstschau, Albert Hall and Haus 6 - 4 museums and spaces in Worpswede. This project will be accompanied by a small publication. It is supported by Landschaftsverband Stade and Künstlerhäuser Worpswede e.V. 

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Looking forward to your proposals, Deadline: 15.07.2021

Bhima & Philine Griem & Stella von Rohden

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After much deliberation, the jury of six members (Prof. Dr. Tatjana Schneider, Dr. Christopher Dell, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Susanne Weichberger, Philine & Bhima Griem) selected the project proposals from nearly seventy applications of the following people:

Beat Gipp / Stine Otto

Helena Rafalsky / Jonanthan Heck

Laura Salerno

Leon Eixenberger

Each of the fellows will be a guest at the Künstlerhäuser for a period of three months and will explore the question of the fellowship site of the future in different ways.

The goal is to bring the individual approaches and positions into dialogue with each other and to establish an exchange among the fellows. 

We look forward to working together and are excited about the process!

The project is supported by the Karin & Uwe Hollweg Foundation

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Künstlerhäuser Worpswede invites applications for four Quarter Fellowships for 2021 on the theme of the Scholarship Site of the Future.

At Worpswede, a place steeped in tradition, we want to initiate a process that will involve asking questions about the future of art production: The conditions for a future-oriented, sustainable scholarship site are to be explored. In particular, we want to consider where and how art can be created, what funding conditions are needed for this, and what social relevance protective spaces have and need for artistic production.

We are looking for projects with hybrid approaches. We value experimental modes of expression and formats that transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries.

Artist duos and working collectives are welcome, as are partners and joint children (with additional payment of incidental costs).

The artistic direction of the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede accompanies the process and initiates meetings between the fellows, promotes exchange and dialogue about the results and experiences, and organizes a public presentation of the work at the end of the year in Worpswede.

What do the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede offer:
o A (rent & utilities free) living and working studio of about 35 sqm plus a separate bedroom as well as basic equipment (kitchenette, private bathroom with toilet).
o Living cost support of Euro 1.000 per month (sponsored by the Karin & Uwe Hollweg Foundation)
o Quiet and inspiring working atmosphere on the edge of the Teufelsmoor in the historic artists' village of Worpswede
o Contacts and network connections to other local and international artists
o Access (in the center of Worpswede) to a printing workshop "Die Künstlerpresse" and workshop use in the "Atelierhausgemeinschaft".
o Exhibition possibility in the project space "Albert Hall" as well as in the "Große Kunstschau Worpswede".

Application Requirements:
o Application is open to all practitioners (artists, architects, humanities & social scientists, etc.).
o Application with a concrete work project on the thematic background of a scholarship site of the future. Embedded in the topic are questions such as...
- what are the conditions for the production of art?
- what is the ideal place where art can be created?
- what role does the environment play (city vs. countryside, etc.)?
- what do contemporary funding structures have to look like?
o willingness to work in Worpswede for three months and to live in the Künstlerhäuser
o willingness to exchange with other scholarship holders
o Co-organization and participation in a public event
o Language skills in German and English
o There is no age limit

Application documents (German or English):
o Project proposal or work plan for: Scholarship Site of the Future
o initial considerations
o Project steps (milestones)
o Final product/result
o Personal portfolio
o Selection of previous work as pdf-file, max. 8 Mb.
o Tabular curriculum vitae

Application process:

Scholarships will be awarded by an expert and independent jury, which will be announced after the application deadline.

Deadline for submission of electronic documents is March 5, 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The announcement of the candidates will be made in mid/end of March 2021.

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open call

There is a new Scholarship coming soon in cooperation with BBK Bremen and Künstlerhäuser Worpswede. It is especially for Artists over the age of 40. You will find more Informations in May 2020 here.