Schloss Plüschow, Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus


From spring until autumn, current art trends are presented in alternating exhibits and art projects which represent artists from Germany and around the world.

The Society for the Promotion of Schloss Plschow offers foreign artist the opportunity to live and work in the castle for a limited period of time.

Residency Programme since: 1990
Description of Organisation:

Schloss Plschow was built in 1763 by the Hamburg businessman Heinrich von Stenglin as a summer residence. In 1802 the extensive property was acquired by Friedrich Ludwig, heir to the throne of Mecklenburg, and remained in possession of the grand ducal family until 1945. Today, the artistic rococo ceiling moldings and nineteenth-century classical style stoves ( three of which still exist) bear witness to the castle?s once rich furnishings.

After 1945 the building was first used as a shelter for war refugees. Over the years it has served as food-service kitchen, a kindergarten, a restaurant, and as administrative offices. Although the castle has been listed as a historic monument since the 1950s, reconstruction work on the badly deteriorated building did not begin until 1988. From the start of the reconstruction, planners considered using the castle for cultural purposes. Its spacious rooms and accessible but peaceful location offered ideal conditions for establishing an artists? center.

The Society for the Promotion of Schloss Plschow was founded in 1990 with the aim of offering space for modern art to prosper within the castle?s historical architecture. The society?s main concerns are to provide an innovative artistic program and to create an institution for the modern, cosmopolitan promotion of artists in Mecklenburg

Organisation founded in: please-choose
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Application process: Postal application
Expenses paid by the artist:
  • Travel
  • Food
Selection process: By committee
Setting: N/A
How to reach by plane: Hamburg
How to reach by train: Hamburg-Lbeck-Plschow
How to reach by car: Hamburg-Lbeck-PlschowBerlin-Schwerin-Plschow
Street & Number: Am Park 6
Postal Code: 23936
City: Plüschow
Country long: Germany
Am Park 6
Plüschow 23936 DEU
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