Visual Arts Literature Music
German, English, French
4 months
Paid by host 

Each recipient will receive a monthly grant of 1000,- EUR. Additional funds for material expenses and project-related publications can be applied for with the professional support of the Künstlerhaus, but there is no guarantee of success.

Application guidelines 

Professional German and international artists with at least one associated child between the ages of 0-15 can apply for the 2021 Künstlerhaus Lauenburg working scholarship. Responsibility for the child and shared household must be proven before the start of the fellowship (e.g. with a certificate of custody, birth certificate, etc.).

Artists who are studying at the time of starting the fellowship, who receive another fellowship, or who have already received a fellowship from the state of Schleswig-Holstein in the past three years, are not eligible to apply.

Please combine the following application documents into one PDF (max. 10-15 MB file size) and upload it after filling the application form as a compressed ZIP FILE:

  • Short description of the planned work (max. 0.5 A4 pages)
  • Description of the planned artistic project during the fellowship (max. 1 Din A4 page)
  • Curriculum vitae with artistic career (max. 1 Din A4 page)
  • Prizes and scholarships (max. 1 Din A4 page)
  • Portfolio with selection of at least 5, maximum 10 images with captions
  • Link to video and/or audio works (max. 5 works) via e.g. Vimeo, Soundcloud, or similar, link must be accessible at least until end of May 2021.
  • Images and audio/video files can also be combined in the portfolio.
  • Please name the PDF with: Last_First_Name.pdf

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg


Künstlerhaus Lauenburg was founded in 1986 and is an international fellowship society of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein. It is a society for fine art, literature, and composition and offers emerging talents from all over the world the possibility to create new projects in an undisturbed environment and to present them to an interested public. Artists, authors and composers without any restrictions of age, origin or residence can apply. The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg is characterized by its personalized care and the close network between the fellows, as well as with the cultural scene of the metropolitan region of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein.

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg receives financial support from the state of Schleswig-Holstein, the Duchy of Lauenburg County, the city of Lauenburg and the Förderverein Künstlerhaus Lauenburg/Elbe e.V., which has been running the house under its own auspices since 2009.

Starting in 2022, the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will offer 4 residential fellowships 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.

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg invites applications for a 4-month working fellowship (without residency requirement) for visual artists with children (0-15 years) for the project period July 1 to October 31, 2021. Visual artists working at the interface of composition and literature are explicitly welcome.


During the funding period, the grantee is expected to use the time to work productively within the framework of his or her approach and to regularly discuss progress with the artistic direction of the Künstlerhaus. A presentation of the resulting work, or progress of the work, is expected. If necessary, a presentation can take place in the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg.

Furthermore, a presentable gift of work is expected to be made to the Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg (responsible body Künstlerhaus Lauenburg) as well as a DIN A4 report on the scholarship for the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Accommodation Information 

The Künstlerhaus Lauenburg offers generous accommodation (approx. 400 m2) on three floors. On the ground floor you can find the gallery space, the open studio, an artist bar, the Künstlerhaus office and a large south-facing terrace overlooking the river Elbe. Monthly cultural events take place in the artist bar and on the terrace, such as film screenings, talks, lectures, and concerts.

Studio Information 

In the upper two floors there are generously-sized artists’ studios and living areas. All studios are fully equipped and include their own bath/shower room and kitchen as well as a telephone and Wifi. 

Technical Information 

The Künstlerhaus is also equipped with a printing press for etching and letterpress, a proof press, a piano and a small library.


The Künstlerhaus is situated along the river Elbe within the historic center. Lauenburg is the southernmost town in Schleswig-Holstein, has a population of ca. 12,000 and is located approx. 50 kilometers from Hamburg, Lübeck and Schwerin, and about 25 kilometres from Lüneburg. The town lies close to the convergence point of the Federal States Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Niedersachsen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The building itself was built in the middle of the last century, received protected status as a historic monument in 1982 and, after comprehensive restoration work, gained a new lease of life as the “Künstlerhaus” (Artists’ House). Since then, more than 130 artists have lived and worked there.

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg Elbstraße 54
21481 Lauenburg/ Elbe
+49 (0)4153 592649
+49 (0)4153 592649

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