Submission Deadline: 15-05-2021

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The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg (“Artists’ House”) was founded in 1986. Its funding, from the state of Schleswig-Holstein, enables it to grant scholarships in the fields of contemporary visual arts, literature and composition. It offers talented young artists from all over the world the opportunity to complete new projects in an undisturbed working environment and to present them to an interested public. Artists of any age, nationality or place of residence may apply. The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg is characterized by its individual support and the networking of the scholarship holders with each other, as well as with the cultural scene of the metropolitan region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

The Künstlerhaus is located directly on the bank of the river Elbe, in the middle of the historic old town. Lauenburg is the southernmost town in Schleswig-Holstein, has 12,000 inhabitants, is about 50 km from Hamburg, Lübeck and Schwerin, and 25 km from Lüneburg. The town lies close to the point where four states converge: Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and is on the railway line between Lübeck and Lüneburg. The building was erected in the middle of the last century, listed as a historic monument in 1982 and, after extensive restoration work, gained a new lease of life as the Künstlerhaus in 1986. Since then, more than 200 scholarship holders have lived and worked here.

Starting in 2022, the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will offer 4 residential scholarships each year in the fields of composition, literature and visual arts, and will award one scholarship in the field of visual arts to an artist by invitation.

Due to extensive construction work at the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, a regular fellowship program with the awarding of residential scholarships will not be possible in 2021.

Instead, a 4-month working grant for one visual artist with a child *or children (0-15 years) will be offered in 2021.