Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and has been organising the international NordArt since 1999. NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, which is conceived anew every year. Between June and October, paintings and sculptures, photographs and installations by more than 200 selected artists (internationally renowned as well as newcomers) from all over the world come together as a monumental piece of art. Each work stands for itself and at the same time in a dialogue with the others. In synergy with the imposing backdrop, a unique atmosphere develops, inviting you on a journey of discovery.
The exhibition thrives on the different perspectives of individual cultures, but also makes it clear that East and West, South and North have many common thoughts. In order to allow deeper insights, NordArt dedicates an individual pavilion to a different country every year and also presents special projects, cooperating with embassies, cultural institutions and curators from various countries.
The exhibition grounds include the historic foundry halls of the Carlshütte with their 22,000 square metres of ground area, the charming ACO Wagenremise building and an 80,000 square metres of sculpture park. The virtual tour on our website gives you an impression of the exhibition grounds. On the YouTube NordArt channel you can find films about NordArt and its artists.
Application for participation:
Artists from all over the world can apply to take part in the exhibition. The application for participation at NordArt is preferably online. Alternatively, applications can be submitted by post or by email. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2021.
There are no application or participation fees.
The selection of artworks takes place until mid-February 2022 by a jury. A list of selected artists and special projects will be published on our website by the beginning of March 2022. All invited artists will be informed and asked to confirm their participation and to send the documents for the catalogue. The delivery of selected artworks is scheduled for the end of April.
Please note that for organisational reasons it is not possible to send a separate notification to non-selected applicants.
1. Fill out text fields with personal data and upload artist resume (Word or PDF file, max 1 MB).
2. Additional material (optional): texts, articles, reviews (Word or PDF file, max 1 MB).
3. Select field (painting, sculpture, installation, photo, etc.). Multiple selection possible. If you like to realize your artwork on site, please select “Artist in Residence” and upload your project description (Word or PDF file, max 1MB). Information about the “Artist in Residence” can be found below.
4. Upload images of artworks, which could be shown at NordArt: up to 10 files (max 1MB each / JPG, GIF, PNG or PDF), fill text fields with information. Field „web link“: link for video work or image file. After the „submit“, a confirmation of receipt will automatically be sent to your e-mail address.
The recording of data through this form takes place at the explicit request of the artist and serves the exclusive purpose of establishing contact between the artist and NordArt. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all further processing of the data.
• The NordArt-Prize is worth €10,000. Each year one artist is awarded.
• Public Choice Award. The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. The three winning artists will be invited to the prize-giving ceremony. Each award is worth €1,000.