Advisory Board and Selecting Committee

The work of the Künstlerhaus Lukas and the Neues Kunsthaus is supported by an artistic advisory board. It advises on the overall development of the content and initiates synergies for the best possible promotion of work residencies and presentations of artistic works from the scholarship programme. The advisory board appoints a new jury of experts every two years to select the scholarship holders after a call for proposals and guarantees their independence. The jury usually consists of eight expert jurors, who are announced after the closing date.

The members of the advisory board are proposed by the members of the association and appointed by the board for a period of five years. The advisory board is made up of representatives of contemporary art movements and cultural institutions from Northern Germany, the countries around the Baltic Sea and selected countries in Northern Europe. It works on an honorary basis. The advisory board was first constituted on 30 July 2005.

The current advisory board was appointed on 1 April 2023 and has the following members:

For the areas of visual arts and media / music / performing arts / literature and language / international exchange / scholarships:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Dreyer, Chair of Theatre and Performing Arts at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre.
Prof. Claus Friede, lecturer for memory culture, transculturality and digitality at the Institute for Culture and Media Management at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, curator and chief editor of
Mikko Fritze, Director of the Finnish Institute in Germany for Culture, Science and Economy   
Prof. Christian Frosch, Chair of Painting, Drawing, Space and Interdisciplinary Artistic Strategies at the Caspar David Friedrich Institute of the University of Greifswald
Clara Herrmann, Head of the YOUNG ACADEMY of the ACADEMY OF THE ARTS Berlin, cultural manager, curator, editor  
Dr. Matthias Kniep, Programme Director House of Poetry Berlin
Dr. Gernot Krämer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine SINN UND FORM
Ines Meier, Interim Director NES Artist Residence Skagaströnd/Iceland, 1st Chair Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin  
Christoph Tannert, Artistic Director Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin  
Ulrika Rinke, Programme Director Literaturhaus Rostock
Inka Schube, curator in the field of photography and media at the Sprengel Museum Hannover
Prof. Dr. Jan Philipp Sprick, President of the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre  
Prof. Andrea Wippermann, Chair of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Wismar: Technology, Business and Design 

Interdisciplinary (without voice):
Olivia Franke, Director Künstlerhaus Lukas and Artistic Director Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop
Cornelia Jentzsch, Deputy Chairperson Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop e.V.
Dr. Ursula Schäfer-Preuß, Circle of Friends of NEUE KUNST HAT FREUNDE of the Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop e.V.  
Reinhard Stuth, Chairman Künstlerhaus Ahrenshoop e.V.
N.N. Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Previously a member of the artistic advisory board:
Dr. Katrin Arrieta - Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, Artistic Director (2016-2023)
Wolfgang Zeigerer - City Gallery Kiel (2016-2023)
Dirk Blübaum - State Museum Schwerin, Director (2016-2023)
Ritva Röminger-Czako - Curator M.A. (2016-2023)
Prof. Michael Soltau - Caspar David Friedrich Institute of the University of Greifswald (2016-2023)
Dr. Gernot Krämer - Sinn und Form (Academy of Arts Berlin), Deputy Chief Editor (2016-2023)
Dorota Stroinska - Literary translator (Polish), freelance (2016-2023)
Essi Kalima - Finland Institute Berlin, Cultural Officer (2016-2023)
Malte Hübner - Verein für Neue Musik e.V. M-V, chairman and freelance composer (2016-2023)
Tomi Paasonen - ITAK-regional Dance Centre Eastern Finland and Berlin, dancer, choreographer (2016-2023)
Maik Riebort - freelance choreographer, dancer in Bergen/Norway and Berlin (2016-2023)
Manuel Emmerlich - Ministry of Education, Science and Culture Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (2016-2023)
Zinaida Scherschun - Centre for Contemporary Art Kaliningrad/Russian Federation (2016-2023)
Hrafnhildur Sigurdardottir - NES - Artist Residence Skagaströnd/Iceland (2016-2023)
Manon Bursian - Board of Directors Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt (2005 - 2015)
Martin Stefke - Writer / Cultural Journalist (2005 - 2015)
Dr. Wolfgang Gabler - literary scholar, Literaturhaus Kuhtor Rostock (2005 - 2015)
Dr. Merete Cobarg - art scholar, Art Collection Neubrandenburg (2005 - 2015)
Nils Dicaz - painter, graphic artist, lecturer, Caspar David Friedrich Institute, University of Greifswald (2005 - 2015)
Wibke Janssen - Managing Director DOCK 11/EDEN***** - Dance Studios (2005 - 2015)
Joachim Richau - Photographer / Curator (2005 - 2015)
Uta Schneider - book artist, graphic designer and long-time managing director of the Stiftung Buchkunst (2005 - 2015)
Prof. Dr. Hartmut Möller - Musicologist, Rostock University of Music and Theatre (2005 - 2015)
Katerina Schumacher - Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the State of M-V (2010 - 2015)
Heiko Krause - Photographer / Representative of the Künstlerbund Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the BBK (2005 - 2015)
Prof. Ludwig Kellner - representative of the municipality of Ahrenshoop (2009 - 2015)
Klaus Jürgen Liedtke - Writer / Translator (2005 - 2010)
Dr. Johannes Pommeranz - Senior Librarian - Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg (2005 - 2010)
Dr. Ingrid Wagner - literary scholar / representative of the Berlin cultural administration (2005 - 2007)
Dagmar Hauke-Liebscher - Ceramist / representative of the Künstlerbund M-V (2006 - 2008)
Roland Franz - representative of the municipality of Ahrenshoop (2005 - 2009)
Rainer Lorenz - Head of the Kulr Department (ret.) (2005 - 2007)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hoppe - Representative of the Department of Culture (2005 - 2008)
Jörn Mothes - Representative of the Department of Culture (2008 - 2010)