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Künstlerhaus Stuttgart seeks Artistic Director


fimmtudagur, 9. mars 2023

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart seeks Artistic Director

The position of Artistic Director at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is to be filled as of January 1, 2024.

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart was founded in 1978 by artists to promote practical working conditions, theoretical engagement with art, and cross-disciplinary exchange among artists. By giving space to social and political demands while addressing the most current artistic practices and discourses, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is today an institution of local and international significance.

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart houses exhibition spaces, workshops and seven artists' studios with changing fellows. We are looking for a director who will build on this structure to develop an artistic program that brings local communities and international agents into exchange.

As a Verein, we have a strong interest in alternative models of presenting and communicating art, as well as experimental formats.

Within the structure of the Künstlerhaus, the artistic director is responsible for
–the independent development and implementation of an artistic program
–the logistical and budgetary preparation and realization of the developed program, as well as related events
–project financing and the associated acquisition of third-party funding
–the conception of the education within the framework of the program for which the artistic director is responsible
–the documentation of the projects, as well as the conception and realization of publications, if applicable
–press and public relations work

What the position requires
–very good knowledge of contemporary cultural production
–initiative and a high degree of personal responsibility in combination with a strong ability to work in a team
–strong communication and organizational skills
–full professional proficiency in German and/or English
–proven experience in project financing and third-party funding acquisition
–experience in public speaking and excellent verbal communication skills with members, visitors, colleagues, and staff as well as the press and politicians
–willingness to make Stuttgart your main place of residence for the duration of your tenure

At Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, the Artistic Director works closely with a dedicated team consisting of a full-time managing director, an accountant, a technical manager, and volunteer members on the board, advisory board, and workshops.
The appointment of the Artistic Director is for three years with the option of a one-year extension. The Artistic Director is supported by an assistant to the extent of half a position. If necessary, Künstlerhaus offers help in finding an accommodation, and provides a German language course.

Please send us your application (cover letter, curriculum vitae without photo and an overview of your previous work qualifying you for the Artistic Direction) as well as a forward-looking concept for the Artistic Direction (max. 1 Din A4 / letter page) as one PDF-file (max. 10 MB) by email no later than May 1, 2023 to:

Ania Corcilius, Chairwoman of the Board, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart e.V.
Reuchlinstraße 4b, 70178 Stuttgart

Applications from teams or groups will also be accepted. All applications will be treated confidentially.

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