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".
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
Scholarships will be awarded by an expert and independent jury, which will be announced after the application deadline.
The announcement of the candidates will be made in mid/end of March 2021.