The Cultural Foundation of Hesse (Hessische Kulturstiftung) places a studio in London, New York City or Paris at the disposal of each scholarship recipient.
The studio house is located in the Bow district on the East side of London. The two-storey row house with 110sqm of effective area has two combined working rooms/bedrooms, a kitchen, an attic and a cellar. Behind the house lies a small garden. Numerous important galleries such as Whitechapel and Chisenhale are located in the adjacent districts of Hoxton, Hackney and Bethnal Green, where a young art and culture scene has established itself over the past years. The studio house is managed by Acme Studios, which serves the scholarship recipients as local mentor and arranges contacts to art institutions and artists.
A combined living and working studio is located in the Tribeca district of Manhattan. On the top floor of a five-storey residential and office building, the Hessische Kulturstiftung scholarship recipients have a 95sqm flat with a living and working room, kitchen and bathroom at their disposal.
In Paris, the living and working studio of the Hessische Kulturstiftung is to be found within the Cité Internationale des Arts complex in the rue de l’Hôtel de Ville. Covering 65sqm, a combined living room/bedroom, working room, kitchen and bathroom are spread out over two floors. At the Cité Internationale des Arts, located in the direct vicinity of the Centre Pompidou and the Musée du Louvre, the scholarship recipients have all facilities of the large artists’ residence at their disposal, for example printing and ceramics workshops.
The studio apartment is usually located in the middle of the Beyoğlu district. From there you can walk to the Galata Tower and important galleries and museums for contemporary art. It is a rented studio apartment with approx. 70-90 sqm, which is managed by the German-Turkish architect- and real estate agency Manzara Istanbul. They also serve the scholarship recipients as a local mentor and arrange contacts to artists and art institutions. The office strives for intercultural exchange and organizes its own cultural events for this purpose.