International exhibition NordArt 2012: 02.06.–07.10.2012

Deadline for applications 31.01.2012

Kunstwerk Carlshütte, a non-profit initiative of the ACO Group, and the towns of Büdelsdorf and Rendsburg, organises the NordArt, an annual international exhibition of visual arts from June to the beginning of October. The art exhibited at NordArt  is selected by a jury and features all visual art media. The exhibition in summer 2011 displayed the work of 250 artists from 55 countries, selected from 1200 applications from 72 countries. Curator of NordArt: Wolfgang Gramm.

Exhibition area: The old foundry building in the Carlshütte (22,000 sqm), ACO Wagenremise (400 sqm), a 80,000 square metre sculpture park, as well as public spaces in the town.
For an impression of the exhibtion site visit the virtual tour

Application documents: see website

Application address and deadline:
Please send the documents by 31 January 2012 at the latest (postmark) to the NordArt office at the following address: Wolfgang Gramm, Kanalblick 26, 24814 Sehestedt, Germany

The jury is made up of artists, an art historian, and the supervisory board and management.
The jury will send out its decision in writing (by email or by post) by the beginning of March 2012.

Delivery address and other information:
The works selected by the jury must be delivered to the following address: Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Vorwerksallee, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany, on 20 and 21 April 2012 (early delivery possible with the prior approval of the organisers). All of the delivered works will be insured subject to the general insurance conditions from the time of delivery to the time of collection. Transport costs are covered by the artist. We will be happy to help organise shared transport arrangements.

The NordArt-Prize worth 10.000 Euro is being sponsered by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Each year one artist is awarded with the aim to support the art and culture scene. The awardee will be annouced during „The Long Night of the Lights” in September and is invited to participate again in the following NordArt. The award ceremony will then take place at the opening of the following NordArt.

Public Choice Award:
The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. The Public Choice Award will be awarded during ‚The Long Night of the Lights‘ in September. The 1st Award is worth 1000 Euros. The three winners are invited to participate again in next years NordArt.

Each year the exhibition is preceded by the highly respected international NordArt Symposium, bringing together different generations of artists to share experiences and make art – all reflecting the ethos of NordArt itself. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works for the NordArt. If you wish to attend the symposium, please mark the “Symposium” box in the application form. For this application we require a project description with details on the materials and dimensions, estimated time required, photos with examples of works. The participants at the symposium enjoy free materials, a workplace and accommodation at the exhibition site itself. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at NordArt for at least 2 years – with the exception of works, which are sold.

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