OPEN CALL- „Haas and Steidinger“ Craft & Design Residency (closed)

The „Haas and Steidinger“ Craft & Design Residency invites 5 artists and cultural professionals (ACPs) to the heart of Black Forest for 5 months between

November 1st 2023 and March 31st 2024

ACPs will implement individual or collective projects that follow the mission of monument preservation, focusing on two listed buildings linked to different dynasties of the hilltown St. Georgen: Klosterbergfabrik and Klostereck.

This is a residency pre-selected for EU funding and is open for all ACPs who are legal residents of the Creative Europe countries and at least 18 years old. We are specifically looking for ACPs active and experienced in craft and design, applied on cultural heritage, architecture, scenography.

Within the broader context of disappearing regional monument & cultural heritage landscape, our objective is to help ACPs enhance their craft and design competencies through the professional conservation of both material and immaterial cultural heritage in the Black Forest, while facilitating the transformation of local and regional monumental assets into effective community platforms for multi-generational and cross-disciplinary collaboration and informal learning in line with the New European Bauhaus values and principles. This is combined with a practical/economical consideration of soft tourism development which should enable the sustainable preservation and renovation of the two monuments.

„Klostereck“ with it’s historical wall at the corner of the former monastic square

What you will do: Residents must choose a topic out of traditional craft as well as future-oriented or circular economical contemporary craft, and apply the design disciplines scenography, craft and architecture on the topic combination.

Project schedule


Week I

Introduction to the building, campus, it’s inhabitants and tenants – choice and installation of the residents living and working spaces, guide for local amenities.


Week II

Guided Tour in the neigbourhood, visit of relevant institutions, companies, etc. Introduction between mentors, residents & host, individual residency project definition & briefing workshops for each resident, newsletter intro about each resident.


Week III

Matchmaking & Scouting activities of Mentor + Resident to set up interdisciplinary intercultural groups to serve each project’s target.


Week IV

Kickoff meeting to inaugurate group sizes of 5-9 participants.


Week V – X

Collaborative project packages, tours incl. trips to nearby cities etc.


Week XI on

Realization phase


1-3 weeks before departure

Public presentation


Last week

Feedback and wrap up of project, finalizing of visual / digital documentation including website & social media + balancing expenses.

Expectations towards ACPs: Residents can choose to either develop a concept study and/or a prototype of industrializable product or automated service as a deliverable of the project. Other ideas are also welcomed. 

Support provided by host/mentors:

  • Weekly De-Briefings & Reviews
  • Monthly Feedback Sessions
  • Loopback & Sprint
  • Meetings or special tutorials on demand
  • Guided visits of external collaborators
  • Invitation to internal / external networking events or informal community gatherings

Workspace and equipment: The residents can use two work space in the Klosterbergfabrik building. The workshop area where typical carpentry equipment and machines can be found is shared with current tenants. Residents can also take advantage of a fully-equipped in-house multimedia studio. 

Grant: Residents will receive  both travel allowance and daily allowance. The travel allowance depends on the participants’ travel distance and means of transportation. The daily allowance is a fixed amount of €25 per day, per ACP. It can be used, for example, for food expenses, local transport etc.

Make sure you can meet a presence ratio of minimum 70% of the residency’s duration 1.11.2023 – 31.3.2024 in St. Georgen / Black Forest / Germany.

Please find more information on the official Goethe Institute Call for Artists and Cultural Professionals

Deadline for application: 01.10.2023