No special exhibitions are planned for the coming year in the left part of the upper floor. Therefore, the 40 square meter large and bright rooms are to be used as a studio. This was decided by the city council on Monday, following the recommendation of the culture committee in May, which had accepted the suggestion from the culture department and the mayor, Beate Kimmel.
In the spring, only the period from April to October was planned for this use. “But after various discussions, we extended it to the whole year, from January to December,” reports museum director Bernd Klesmann when asked by RHEINPFALZ. One interested person has been found so far, and others are invited to apply, encourages Klesmann.
In the total of 160 square meters, four people can work on their works at the same time and enter into a dialogue with the public, said the head of the cultural department, Christoph Dammann, at the culture committee meeting. “The whole thing is an absolute pilot project,” he emphasizes.
Three of the studio areas are rented out by the city for 90 euros per month, the fourth is to be awarded rent-free as a grant to a young artist. The prerequisite for this is an artistic master’s degree that is no more than three years old. “However, this only applies to the scholarship, not to the rest of the studios,” said Lord Mayor Klaus Weichel (SPD) when asked at the city council meeting.
A commission consisting of a member of the cultural committee, a visual artist from Kaiserslautern and the management of the city museum select the artists who will rent the space.
Applications should be sent to the City Museum (Theodor-Zink-Museum / Wadgasserhof) in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum director Bernd Klesmann is also happy to answer any questions you may have on 0631 365-2325.