Kunstwerk Carlshütte NordArt 2020 Exhibition for Artists Worldwide

Kunstwerk Carlshütte NordArt 2020 Exhibition for Artists Worldwide

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Applications are open for the Kunstwerk Carlshütte NordArt 2020 Exhibition for Artists. NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, which is redesigned annually and which presents more than 200 selected artists from all over the world – internationally renowned artists and as well as newcomers.

As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art. The exhibition thrives on the varying perspectives of individual cultures, but also points out the fact that East and West, South and North share many common thoughts. To deepen its insights, NordArt devotes its own pavilion to a different country every year and cooperates with embassies, cultural institutions and curators of the respective countries. Specifically appointed artists and special projects have become another permanent fixture within NordArt.


  • NordArt Prize: The NordArt Prize worth 10,000 Euro has been 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 and automatically participate in NordArt the following year, where the award ceremony will take place at the opening.
  • Public Choice Award: Visitors of NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. Three Public Choice Awards will be awarded during “The Long Night of the Lights” in September. All votes will be counted one 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 NordArt the following year.
  • NordArt symposium: Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and to create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt. The participants of the symposium are provided with materials (by arrangement), a workplace, accommodation and travel cost support. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at NordArt (by agreement also longer than 1 year). If you wish to attend the symposium, please mark the “symposium” box in the application form. For this application, they require a project description with details on the materials and dimensions, estimated time required, photos with examples of works.


  • Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition.


Applicants applying online should

  • Fill out text fields with personal data and upload artist resume (Word or PDF file, max 1MB)
  • Additional material (optional): texts, articles, reviews (Word or PDF file, max 1MB)
  • Select field (painting, sculpture, installation, photo, etc.). Multiple selection possible. If you are also applying for the NordArt symposium in May, please select “yes” and upload the description of the project (Word or PDF file, max 1MB).
  • Upload images of artworks, which could be shown at NordArt: up to 10 files (1 MB max single file, formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, PDF), fill text fields with information. Field „web link“: link for video work or image file.
  • Click here to apply

Alternative: Application documents by post or by email:

  • Application form (.pdf)
  • Artist resume (curriculum vitae) and additional material (optional)
  • Photos of approx. 10 art works which could be shown at NordArt. Please label all photos with the title, year of origin, technique, and size. Optional documents: own catalogues. Exhibits for NordArt can be marked in the catalogue.

Do not send any originals. The return of application documents is not possible. Send the documents by 30 November 2019 at the latest (postmark). Postal Address: Kunstwerk Carlshütte, NordArt office, Am Ahlmannkai, 24782 Büdelsdorf, Germany or email: [email protected]

For more information, visit NordArt 2020.