Partner in Northern Europe


From its reopening in January 2006 onwards, Kuenstlerhaus Lukas has offered most diverse international cooperation. Since 1994, up to fifty artists from Germany and other Baltic littoral states have come to Ahrenshoop to work. Since 2006, the focus has shifted to strengthening international cultural cooperation with Northern Europe. Artists from Germany are invited to stay at partner countries while scholarship holders from those countries come to Ahrenshoop.

The exhibition programme of Kuenstlerhaus Lukas is closely connected with Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop and has become more international. From 2009 onwards, all exhibitions and events at Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop will invite past and present scholarship holders to present their work. About three exhibition projects will focus on the growing international network. One of them promotes young artists by publishing a first catalogue, another project continues the interdisciplinary and international cooperation especially in book art and a third project will deal with presenting the artistic work developed during some exchange scholarships.

At present, the following partner institutions in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea offer cooperation: 

Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators Visby/Gotland
KKV Graphicworkshop & KKV Sculptureworkshop Monumental Malmö
Fyns Grafiske Værksted
Gæsteatelier Hollufgård
Mooste Külalis Stuudio Eesti - MoKS
National Centre for Contemporary Arts Kaliningrad
NES Artist Residency Skagaströnd

Each institution is described with its thematic structure and premises. Artists are invited to use the work opportunities offered and to present their artistic work, if possible. Further information will be given to scholarship holders after the selection committee’s decision is published. 

In order to promote these selected projects of cooperation, up to 13 one-month
exchange scholarships are offered annualy.

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