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15 Dec 2015

NordArt 2016 | open call for visual artists

1005361_611047538926542_204560977_nOpen call for the NordArt 2016, an annual international exhibition and one of the largest juried exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe, representing all facets of visual arts. It is held at Kunstwerk Carlshütte in Germany, with indoor and outdoor displays of work.

Against the striking backdrop of the former foundry Carlshütte, Chief curator and artist Wolfgang Gramm creates an all-encompassing piece of art each year, composed of works by some 250 selected artists from all over the world. Nearly 3000 artists from 99 countries applied for NordArt 2015.

NordArt 2016: 04.06.–09.10.2016

Deadline for applications 15 December 2015

There is no fee for entries. Selected artists will be informed and are responsible for cost and organisation of transporting works to the exhibition site.


The NordArt-Prize worth 10.000 Euro is being sponsored 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 announced 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 mid-September. All votes will be counted in the week before the announcement. The three winning artists will be informed and invited to the prize-giving ceremony. Each award is worth 1.000 Euro. The three winners are invited to participate again in next years NordArt.

Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt. The participants of the symposium are provided with materials, a workplace, accommodation, food and travel cost support. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at NordArt for at least 2 years. 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.