NordArt 2017 – International Art Exhibition

Prize worth €10.000


Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and organises an annual art exhibition NordArt, taking place since 1999, with about 250 selected artists from all over the world. As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, the NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art. Year after year the exhibition redefines itself anew, setting new priorities. NordArt ranks among the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe. The vast aisles of the historic iron foundry serve as its stage, with their 22,000 square meters of floor space and the adjacent 80,000 square meters large sculpture park. Interacting with the impressive scenery of the industrial architecture the art works develop a distinct atmosphere, taking the visitors on an incomparable journy around the world through art.

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.


NordArt-Prize The NordArt-Prize worth €10.000 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. Public Choice Award The visitors of the NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. The three winners are invited to participate again in next years NordArt. Each award is worth €1.000.


The competition is open to artists from all around the world.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Artists assure that they are the owners of the registered artworks.

The submitted photographic works are only used for exhibition purposes.
NordArt is a non-profit exhibition. Potential purchasers can find out the prices by referring to a price list kept by the NordArt counter. We will pass on the details of potential purchasers who made a engaging offer to the artists who send the invoice directly to the purchasers. We will hand over the purchased works at the end of the exhibition, after the artists have confirmed that they have received the payment. “Kunstwerk Carlshütte” does not charge any commission.


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