Martin Kausche founded the complex of five studios in 1971.

Since then, more than 800 artists, mostly scholarship holders, have visited the artist houses.

The state of Lower Saxony, the district of Osterholz and the community of Worpswede all support the association with other partners such as the Museumsverbund.

Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung ( Founder of the "annual scholarship Plus")

Ruth und Helmut Middeldorf Stiftung ( KIX-Workshops)

Landschaftsverband Stade

Museumsverbund Worpswede

as well as many private companies such as Stehnke construction companies and private individuals.