Arnis Residency 2018: International Artist Residency

14 – 28 September
Arnis an der Schlei

ramoslübbert is delighted to announce their second international artist residency in Arnis, a small peninsula located in the rustic North-Eastern part of Germany. Taking place from the 14 – 28 September 2018, we invite two artists – couples and duos included – to propose a project dealing with Arnis economic, socio-political or geographical conditions.
We aim to expand the notion of rural places as mere retreats, contributing to the production of a creative hub outside the urban context. Therefore, the residency will culminate in a public event spread across different locations in Arnis.

The deadline to apply is 27 August. Successful applicants will be notified by the 1 September.

Arnis lies close to the Baltic Sea in a fjord called Schlei and is the smallest town in Germany both by population and by area with only 279 habitants and 0.45 km2. It was founded in 1667 by families moving out of Kappeln, a nearby town, in order to avoid the increasing subjugation of their peonage.

In the 19th century, Arnis turned into a prosperous harbour town, at times accommodating more than 1000 inhabitants and 90 sailing and merchant ships. Known far beyond German borders for its maritime trade, its second most important income was their shipyards, which, next to tourism and yachting, still represent a significant part of its current economy. Whereas Arnis is situated in the region of Anglia, it is believed to be the original home to the Angels, a group of Germanic immigrants whose migration led to their new homeland England being named after them.

Applicants are invited to submit a brief description of a work they would like to finalise and show during the period of their residency. Due to the short stay, we encourage existing projects and lines of research that can somehow be linked to the site, however, we also welcome feasible new engagements. The residency is open to multiple disciplines such as performance, film, painting, sculpture, photography, writing, installation, sound and new media.Depending on the nature of the works and the weather conditions, we will be able to facilitate as exhibition sites: a local beach, sailing or motor boats, a boat wharf, a floating raft as a stage, the residency’s house back garden and a small car ferry that brings people over to the other side of the fjord amongst others.

Local facilities include a Danish school, a church and a cemetery, an old football field, a beach, a harbour, several boat wharfs, a sea-map maker, a sail maker, a bakery, some artists’ studios, an old mill, a pottery, three restaurants, a textile and a few other shops.

Arnis Residency offers food allowance, accommodation in an individual room, space for working (shared desk or/and the space of a sailing boat) and a very small production budget. Travel expenses to Arnis are expected to be covered by the artist.

ramoslübbert offer personal council and will facilitate exchange and access to tools as well as liaison with local sources such as metal workshops, boat builders and sail makers. Residents will be taken on short sailing trips and other visits of interest around the area.

To apply – please provide a short description of your work and what do you plan to do in Arnis during the residency, along with a short CV and images of past work or a website address. Please specify if you have any particular need.

The deadline to apply is 27 August. Successful applicants will be notified by the 1 September.
Applications must be sent to

ramoslübbert is a curatorial duo formed in 2017 by Cristina Ramos and Christian Lübbert. Operating on an international scale, they are based between London and Berlin. Their curatorial practice investigates different exhibition formats, showing relevant practices and discourses in contemporary art, as well as working site-specifically in unexpected locations.