art.works.fra is a scholarship program that enables young artists to work in Frankfurt after graduating from art school.
art.works.fra is a scholarship program for young art school graduates who want to stay in Frankfurt (or return there) for the first years of their artistic career. The program offers financial support for renting a suitable studio. Graduates of recognized German and international art colleges in the first three years after graduation are eligible to apply.
Two-year scholarship for up to 50 % of the warm rent for a Frankfurt studio.
The two-year scholarship covers (up to a maximum of € 350 per month) 50% of the warm rent for a studio in which the scholarship holder wishes to work for at least two years.
For example, if the warm rent of a studio is 400 € per month, the scholarship covers half of it, i.e. 200 € per month. If the rent is 800 € per month, the scholarship is capped at 350 € per month.
A loan can be taken out for the rent deposit, which is made available as part of the scholarship (repayment over the duration of the scholarship).
How many scholarships will be awarded?
art.works.fra started in 2021 with six scholarships to celebrate its launch.
Starting in 2022 and going forward, a minimum of three scholarships will be awarded each year, possibly more depending on how much support we receive from others.
The hard part is that the artists have to find the studio themselves.
The scholarship holders have to find a suitable studio themselves, which has to be in or around Frankfurt.
Since one idea behind the scholarship is to make additional working space available to artists, the stipend cannot be used for existing tenancy agreements or for the extension of contracts for spaces already used by the artist. Also, it cannot be used to further subsidize an already subsidized studio space. And finally, the studio may not be used for residential purposes.
The timetable? As of now.
Applicants are asked to apply via the website until March 31st, 2022 and upload their portfolio and CV. All applications will be reviewed shortly thereafter by a an expert jury whose members come from the arts sector.
The selected candidates are expected to be announced by the end of April 2022.
art.works.fra aims to support young artists to stay in Frankfurt or to come (back) there after graduation and to be able to concentrate on their work.
It is a joint project of individual Frankfurt residents and foundations that find it important to enable young artists to start their careers in or around Frankfurt and to keep the cultural scene alive and relevant through this rejuvenation.
art.works.fra is organized and supported by the non-profit Puhl Foundation, which was founded in 2015 by Oliver and Alix Puhl from Frankfurt with the aim of supporting and promoting young people (including artists) and motivating other citizens to do the same.
Jury-based selection process. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of perceived artistic potential.
The jury members are:
Tamara Grcic (b. 1964, Munich) 1983-86 Studies in Art History, University of Vienna 1986-88 Studies in Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University, Frankfurt 1988-93 Studies at the Städelschule, University of Fine Arts, Frankfurt. Since 2014 Professor of Sculpture, Mainz School of Art Since 1992 numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad Lives and works in Frankfurt tamaragrcic.com
Photo: Bernd Kammerer
Raoul Klooker (born 1990, Heidelberg) 2011-16 Studies in Art History, Free University of Berlin 2016-18 MA Curator of Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London. 2017-18, Co-director of clearview.ltd, London 2019-2021 Assistant curator, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany Since 2021, co-director at the non-profit art association Octo, Marseille Lives and works in Marseille and Berlin
Susanne Pfeffer (born 1973, Hagen) 1994-2000 Study of Art History, Humboldt University Berlin 2004-06 Artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Bremen 2007-12 Chief curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2013-17 Director of the Fridericianum, Kassel Since 2018 Director of the MMK, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt Since 2019 Honorary professor at the Department of Art, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach Lives and works in Frankfurt www.mmk.art
Photo: Paul Englert
If necessary, the jury will call in other experts to assess the artistic potential of the applicants.
If you would like to support art.works.fra, please contact us and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to hear from you.
If you are interested in awarding a scholarship, please contact us and send us an email to email@example.com. We would be happy to hear from you.
To space owners
If you own studio space and would like to make it available as part of the program (for a minimum term of two years), we would be happy to hear from you. Please let us know the details (size of the space, address or approximate location, desired rent, term) by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.