Thanks to the generosity of Gundlach GmbH & Co and with the generous support of the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony as well as the »Kulturbüro« of the city of Hannover, the Kunstverein has tendered the Prize of the Kunstverein every two years since 1983, and which has been divided up into three grants since 2011: the Lower Saxony Advancement Grant, the Lower Saxony Young Artist Grant and the National Young Artist Grant.

Current Announcement

Application: Preis des Kunstvereins 2016
Deadline: Monday, 30th May 2016

Lower Saxony Advancement Grant
January 2017–December 2018
The two-year Lower Saxony Advancement Grant is awarded to freelance artists under the age of 35 (at the time of the application) who completed professional training and live or were born in Lower Saxony or Bremen.

Lower Saxony Young Artist Grant
January 2017–December 2017
The one-year Lower Saxony Young Artist Grant is awarded to freelance artists who live or were born in Lower Saxony or Bremen up to a maximum of three years after completing their professional training.

National Young Artist Grant
January 2018–December 2018
The one-year National Young Artist Grant is awarded to freelance artists who live in the Federal Republic of Germany up to a maximum of three years after completing their professional training.

The three grants are awarded based on previous artistic accomplishments that must be documented in an accordingly comprehensive manner in conjunction with the respective application.

Benefits

The benefits tied to the awarding of the Prize of the Kunstverein Hannover are the same for all three grants. They consist of the rent-free use of a studio with living accommodations in the Villa Minimo (Liebigstraße 32a, Hannover/List) and a monthly cash grant amounting to €800. The prize is tied to a subsequent exhibition in the Kunstverein Hannover and the publication of a catalogue is striven for. There is a residence obligation.

Jury

The jury for the Prize of the Kunstverein consists of one member each of the executive board and advisory council of the Kunstverein Hannover, the curator of the Kunstverein as well as a representative of the Ministry for science and culture of Lower Saxony and a representative from the »Kulturbüro« of the city of Hannover and three further external jury members.

The jury for the 2016 Prize of the Kunstverein consisted of:
Dr. Julia Draganovic (Kunsthalle Osnabrück), Bjørn Melhus (Artist, professor of fine arts and virtual realities, Kunsthochschule Kassel), N.N. (Board of Directors at Kunstverein Hannover), N.N. (Board of Advisors at Kunstverein Hannover), Ute Stuffer (Curator at Kunstverein Hannover), Veronika Olbrich (Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony), Dr. Reinhard Spieler (Director at Sprengel Museum Hannover – Representative for the »Kulturbüro« of the city of Hannover).
Kathleen Rahn, director of the Kunstverein Hannover, had an adviosry role.

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