Künstlerhaus Lukas

Künstlerhaus Lukas is a place of artistic work and international gathering. It promotes professional artists in the genres of fine arts, literature, dance and composition as well as curators through the awarding of residence scholarships.

We particularly aim at facilitating interesting cooperations and international dialogue between the arts and conveying to the public. Thereby, the international context with the countries of Northern Europe lies in the centre of attention.

Artists and curators may apply for work stays at Künstlerhaus Lukas, a place rich in tradition, and within the international exchange programme for a scholarship at our partner institutions in Northern Europe. There are several places which are reserved exclusively for artists from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Artists from our partner institutions in Northern Europe are invited to come and stay in Ahrenshoop. Künstlerhaus Lukas promotes with the award of curator scholarships the realisation of selected projects and presents them in cooperation with national and international partner institutions to the public.

Every two years, the scholarships will be awarded in the following genres: fine arts (painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, artistic book, video, arts and crafts/design), literature (narrative literature, lyrics, drama, screenplay, essay, literary translation), dance (choreography, performance), composition and curation.

Up to six scholarship holders can work and stay at Künstlerhaus Lukas at the same time. There are 6 rent-free apartments available. 4 of them consist of a living room and a studio; 2 of them consist of a combined study and living room. Additionally, two small studios are available free of charge: for photography and graphic.

The apartments are fully equipped and have individual private bathroom facitlities and telephone/internet connection. Communicative meeting points in the house are a lounge/public room, two common kitchens and two terraces. On limited occasions, especially by former scholarship holders, apartments may also be rented.

At present, our international exchange partner institutions are Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators Visby (Gotland, Sweden), Gunnarshus in Reykjavik (Iceland), KKV Graphic Workshop & Sculpture Workshop Monumental Malmö (Sweden), Graphic Workshop Odense (Denmark), National Centre for Contemporary Arts Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd (Iceland) as well as Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre (Lithuania).

The artistic work of the holders of scholarship will be presented in readings, exhibitions, concerts, performances and other public presentations with the help of our important local partner institutions: Neues Kunsthaus and Kunstkaten Ahrenshoop, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (College of Music and Theatre), Rostock Theatre and Literaturhaus Rostock.

At Künstlerhaus Lukas, holders of scholarship invite the interested public to give them insight into their work every last Sunday of the month and host studio exhibitions, readings, concerts or performances. In addition to these open days, there are also special events like Long Night or Ahrenshoop Literature Days.