Artist in Residence: Atelier Josepha: Artist Residencies at Villa Josepha Ahrenshoop (Germany)


Atelier Josepha brings together nature and art under the central theme ‘Baltic Sea’. It promotes critical reflection on the historical and current circumstances of the Baltic Sea region. The residency stands in a tradition of cultural cooperation and exchange within this area. It is also inspired by the need to reflect on our mutual environment and shared seas – both as forces of nature and in their increasing vulnerability.

Atelier Josepha invites artists of all disciplines to apply for a residency in Ahrenshoop, Germany. Eligible artists (no age limit) must be residents of a state that borders the Baltic Sea. Residents of other European countries are welcome if they have a proven connection to the Baltic Sea region.

The residency will run for three weeks between September and December 2022 and will include:

  • Use of Atelier Josepha and lodging in Villa Josepha (board not included).
  • Stipend of EUR 1500 (EUR 500 per week of stay).
  • Travel expenses to and from Ahrenshoop (by train where possible, flights where necessary).
  • Artist materials up to EUR 250 (proof of expenditure required).


How To Apply

Applications should be submitted by email (max. 5 MB) to: josepha@arsbaltica.net with a copy to post@josepha.org

Please attach the following documents in German or English (PDF only):

1. CV, including level of language skills, postal address, and contact details

2. Portfolio and artist references (max. 10 pages of A4)

3. A short (max. 700 words) exposé summarizing the proposed work of the applicant for the period of the residency. The exposé should highlight the relationship between the proposed artwork and the theme of the Baltic Sea. This can be historical, geographical, political, literary etc. Supporting photos or graphics are welcome (max. two pages).


Deadline: 30/11/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Europe/Amsterdam)