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4-month working Fellowship for Visual Artist with child(ren)

Applications for 2021 are open from April 1, 2021
Deadline is May 15, 2021 (Berlin, 24.00).

FELLOWSHIP 2021/2022

Fellowship by invitation awarded to Christian Helwing

Christian Helwing, Double blind, 2016 – Photos: Christian Helwing

Visual artist Christian Helwing is invited by the artistic direction of Künstlerhaus Lauenburg to participate in a one-year project fellowship (April 15, 2021 to April 15, 2022) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Schleswig-Holstein.

Christian Helwing will develop an artistic and functional architectural concept at the interface of architecture and visual arts called “Besucher*Systeme”. At the center of this concept is the spatial and content-related reformulation of the interior spaces and functions of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg in connection with the modernized Stadtgalerie in the building next door. The connection of the two institutions in terms of content and space places extraordinary demands on the concept, whose potential lies in the interweaving and overlapping of artistic, architectural and usability considerations.

Already in 2016, Christian Helwing used the spatial conditions as material in his reinterpretation of the architectural conditions in the Künstlerhaus and developed a site-specific installation. The current concept is intended to remain permanently in the Künstlerhaus.

Press release 15.04.2021 as PDF



In October 2020, the Hamburg based artists Ina Arzensek and Sarah-Christina Benthien, in collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, embarked on a one-year project with the working title “Laboratory for Transitions and Processes” (LÜP).

Their approach is process-oriented and situational.

The initial situation is understood as a playroom, in which the transformative quality of the working process can unfold. The processes of searching, researching, not knowing, experimenting, investigating, failing, processing, mediating and exchanging are given equal value in the creation of the artistic works.

soft****scope / Invitation LÜP – PDF

Phone +49 (0)4153 592649



The Künstlerhaus is temporarily closed due to construction measures for the modernization of the Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg. An opening is planned for the 35th anniversary of the Künstlerhaus in fall 2021. In the annex building of the Künstlerhaus scholarship holder’s residence at Elbstraße 52, additional modern exhibition spaces will be created through comprehensive conversion and modernization measures. The Stadtgalerie will show an ambitious, contemporary exhibition program in line with the cultural mission of the Künstlerhaus Lauenburg.

Visualisierung Modernisierung Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg – Foto: Architekturbüro Rabeler


In order to counteract the spread of the Coronavirus, the Künstlerbar will remain closed until further notice in accordance with the regulations. An event program will not take place.

Thank you for your understanding.


Visualisierung Modernisierung Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg – Foto: Architekturbüro Rabeler


Oktober 2021

Künstlerhaus Lauenburg
in autumn 2021

In October 2021, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will celebrate its 35th anniversary. On the occasion of this anniversary, a colorful program of music, literature and fine arts will take place with the participation of former fellows. In this context, the Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg will be opened with an exhibition.


Christian Helwing, Double blind, 2016 – Foto: C. Walka

KÜNSTLERBAR (Artists’ Bar)

Usually open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month – from 7.30 pm
Due to Covid-19 temporarily closed.

People can meet for an occasional chat in the relaxed atmosphere of the Künstlerbar, with the added option of viewing the exhibitions in the Künstlerhaus and Stadtgalerie.


Wunschbaum Workshop von Fumiko Kikuchi – Foto: F. Kikuchi


In 2017, Künstlerhaus Lauenburg successfully established an expanded structure of art and cultural education with the new concept of the “Offenes Atelier”. The main goals are, above all, cooperation with various local and national institutions, associations, schools, universities, art colleges and the dialog with the public in Lauenburg.


Membership offers personal invitations to all events in Künstlerhaus and Stadtgalerie Künstlerhaus Lauenburg, direct contact to international artists, special prices and much more.


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Monday 11.00–17.00

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