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.
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. https://www.erfurt.de/ef/de/engagiert/kunst/stadtgoldschmiede/index.html
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:
Frau Grit Becher
99084 Erfurt, Germany
Phone +49 361 655-1625