Künstlerhäuser Worpswede

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Künstlerhäuser Worpswede is a place for communal encounters and individual concentration. A place for co-creation and self-efficacy. Martin Kausche founded the complex of five studios in 1971. The studios provide space to work and to live on the edge of the artist village Worpswede, close to Bremen. The state of Lower Saxony, the district of Osterholz and the community of Worpswede all support the association with other partners. We promote interdisciplinary and international art production in the Martin-Kausche-Ateliers.

Artists from Lower Saxony can apply for the annual scholarship from Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture and spend a certain period of time working in Worpswede. More information about this and the application process can be found at:

We are building a network of international academies to cooperate with. If you are interested in studios for groups to work in please contact us office@kh-worpswede.de. We also host professional artists who are able to pay for the lenght of their stay based on our availability.

Residency Programme since: 1971
Description of Organisation: Künstlerhäuser Worpswede is a non-profit art association (a registered voluntary association under German law). In general German Kunstvereine provide new platform for innovative artistic expression, art production and foster civic participation in cultural activities. The core function of Künstlerhäuser Worpswede is the promotion of interdisciplinary and international art production in the Martin-Kausche-Ateliers.
Organisation founded in: 1971
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
  • German
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
  • Months: 1
  • Months: 2
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Musical-instruments
  • Printmaking facilities
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): 25 € per night plus 30 € final cleaning
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Other
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Bremen Airport (1h) Hamburg Airport (1,5h)
    Nearest Train Station: Bremen HBF
    How to reach by plane: Bremen Airport (1 h)Hamburg Airport (1,5 h)
    How to reach by train: Bus 670 from Bremen main train station ( 50 min.)
    Street & Number: Vor den Pferdeweiden 16-18
    Postal Code: D – 27726
    City: Worpswede
    Country long: Germany
    Vor den Pferdeweiden 16-18
    Worpswede D - 27726 Germany
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