Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia Bamberg

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia Bamberg

So it was finally officially announced today: I’m super happy to be chosen to be one of the 15 artists in residence at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg! We are 7 artists from Germany and 8 artists from Finland who were able to choose from receiving a 5 or 11 month stipend from the Freestate of Bavaria and are invited by the Bavarian State Minister for Science and Art Bernd Sibler, to stay at the Villa Concordia in Bamberg. Artists cannot apply for this scholarship themselves, because the scholarship holders are invited by a board of trustees and thus awarded by the Free State of Bavaria.

I am excited to share the upcoming year with my fellow scholarship holders! The scholarship holders for 2021-2022 are:

Visual art: Dieter Froelich (D), Lena von Goedeke (D), Emma Helle (FI), Heikki Marila (FI) and Tuukka Tammisaari (FI)

Literature: Benedikt Feiten (D), Lucy Fricke (D), Veera Kaski (FI), Arja Rinnekangas (FI), Johanna Sinisalo (FI) and Antje Rávik Strubel (D)

Music: Cecilia Damström (FI), Elina Lukijanova (D), Steffen Schleiermacher (D) and

Sauli Zinovjev (FI)

An ever so big THANK YOU to the Board of Trustees, to Minister Bernd Sibler and to the Free State of Bavaria for giving me this amazing opportunity I couldn’t even have dreamt of! I am truly humbled!

Villa Concordia Bamberg April 2021. Photo © Cecilia Damström

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