Erfurt City Goldsmith 2022

Since 1994, the state capital city of Erfurt has invited tenders for the honorary office of Erfurt City Goldsmith. Here is the new invitation to tender.

Artists like Helen Britton (Munich/Australia/Germany, 2007), Volker Atrops (Rheurd, Germany, 2009), Nora Rochel (Karlsruhe/Germany, 2013), Eunmi Chun (Munich/Germany/Korea, 2016) and Alexandra Bahlmann (Munich, 2020) have been awarded the Erfurt City Goldsmith grand in past years. The title will be awarded again in 2022.

Alexandra Bahlmann, Stadtgoldschmiedin Erfurt

Alexandra Bahlmann, earrings, 2020. Oxidized silver, 750 gold, gemstone pearls. Photo Dirk Urban. Works of the city goldsmith 2020.

Volker Atrops, Stadtgoldschmied Erfurt

Volker Atrops, Anger mit blühender Landschaft [Anger with a blooming landscape]. Gold wire reworking of a bow from the picture folder Das alte Erfurt heute [The old Erfurt today].

Eunmi Chun, Stadtgoldschmiedin Erfurt

Eunmi Chun, necklace Tails of legendary fox, 2021. Gut, thread, ink, silver, 40 x 26 x 5 cm.

Nora Rochel, Stadtgoldschmiedin Erfurt

Nora Rochel, crystallized (Detail), 2013. Fairtrade silver, industrial enamel, copper.

After a public invitation to tender and the jury’s decision, the office of City Goldsmith will be filled from May 2 to July 31, 2022. For this period, the city goldsmith will receive a scholarship totaling 4,000 Euros. A furnished apartment and a goldsmith’s studio in the municipal artist workshops will be made available free of charge. A computer with internet access is available in the guest apartment.

The City Goldsmith will live and work in Erfurt during this period, cultivate contacts with local community, artist and jewellers in the city and region and update the public about their stay in a form of an online diary.

The guideline for the title Erfurt City Goldsmith was published as a city council resolution in the official gazette of the city of Erfurt.

The state capital city of Erfurt accepts applications, preferably in digital form (PDF & cover letter), until November 30, 2021. Applicants must submit comprehensive documentation (picture and text) of their work to date, as well as a CV and a covering letter containing the motivation to hold the office in Erfurt. The date of the postmark will be deemed the date of receipt for applications submitted in writing or by post; the date of receipt in the city’s email account will be the date of receipt for digitally submitted documents. Please send your application to:

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt
Kunsthalle Erfurt
Frau Grit Becher
Fischmarkt 7
99084 Erfurt, Germany
Phone +49 361 655-1625