Since 1987 there’s the artist house “Stadttöpferei”, based in the historical city centre of Neumünster, northern Germany. It is run by the Dr. Hans Hoch Foundation as a special place for art and artists for contemporary advanced ceramic art. The institution is evolving constantly and is characterized by numerous ceramic artists who have lived and worked here. Activities include regular exhibitions and workshops in the gallery or the International Ceramic Symposium, which took place in 2019 for the third time.
Due to the new internationally announced program “Ceramic Artist in Residence” that started in 2013, they offered the opportunity for young artists to live, work and exhibit at the residency house free of rent. This residency program were focused on dialog on contemporary positions of advanced ceramic art, intercultural exchange, as well as experiments with materials and audience.
Since 2016 there is the first time no age restriction and the exchange of different generations of artists is now central to the program “Ceramic Artist Exchange – Tandem”. For 2020, a jury will award 10 residencies to live and work here.
This residency is designed to accomodate two artists from different generations (emerging / experienced) artists for 4 weeks free of charge and includes a well equipped ceramic studio, as well as a comfortable living space. The resident will be provided with basic materials and free electric kiln firings during the course of the residency. The studio space is open to the public during the day, artists are requested to be present and available for visitors giving them an insight into their creative process.
At the end of the residency a final public presentation in the form of an exhibition or performance, focussing on the work produced at Stadttöpferei, is expected. The artist also donate one representative work of art. It will be part of the final exhibition at the end of the residency year and the Stadttöpferei collection.
Applications for the four-week stay in 2020 will be accepted latest until 1st October 2019. The residence program mainly supports artists who focussing on contemporary advanced ceramic art and who use clay as their primary material. The will for mutual exchanges and cooperation with the other older or younger fellow guest artist is a condition to apply. An age limit does not exist. This residency is only available once for each artist.
The selection of artists is made by a jury. Within eight weeks after the application deadline, the artists will be informed of the outcome of the jury’s decision.
The Artist in Residence program is funded by the Dr. Hans Hoch Foundation, the town Neumünster, the Foundation of Sparkasse Südholstein and the Wohnungsbau GmbH Neumünster.
For more information and to know how to apply: http://www.stadttoepferei.de.