Hessische Kulturstiftung

Since 1993 the Cultural Foundation of Hesse (Hessische Kulturstiftung) has been providing a scholarship programme of high renown for visual artists who were born in Hesse, have a permanent residence here or hold a diploma from a Hessian art academy. These scholarships are awarded every two years as free travel grants or as a 12 months residence in one of the foundation’s studios in London, Paris or New York.
Both the studio grants and the freely disposable travel grants from the Hessische Kulturstiftung are endowed with 20,500 Euros each. The stipendiaries are selected by a jury of five from across the Federal Republic of Germany, who are working as freelance curators, in art associations, museums or academies.

Residency Programme since: 1993
Description of Organisation:

The Cultural Foundation of Hesse (Hessische Kulturstiftung) is dedicated to the promotion and conservation of arts and culture in the Federal State of Hesse. Its main task is to support museums and public art collections, libraries and archives through the acquisition and the conservation of distinguished works of art, selected objects and entire art collections. The foundation may also foster issues of cultural heritage and documentaries thereof as well as various forms of the presentation of art and history. Beyond, Hessische Kulturstiftung serves particular tasks for the promotion of upcoming artists.

Organisation founded in: 1988
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Duration of residency:
  • Years: 1
Number of studios: 3
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Urban
    How to reach by plane: Easily accessible.
    How to reach by train: Easily accessible.
    How to reach by car: Easily accessible.
    Street & Number: Luisenstrasse 3
    Postal Code: 65185
    City: Wiesbaden
    Luisenstrasse 3
    Wiesbaden 65185 DEU
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