Molzberger began making minor modifications and additions to the farm and facilities so the environment would be more conducive for studio artwork. He started hosting his friends and fellow artists to create their own work, research and collaborate. This led to the founding of Atelierhaus Hilmsen (meaning “ studio house” in English), a professional arts and humanities residency and non-profit organization.
Through partnerships with American and international institutions, Atelierhaus Hilmsen supports the education and professional development of artists and scholars from around the world with an emphasis in the Arts and Humanities. Residents come together to create and research in complete freedom, unmediated by external distractions.
Atelierhaus Hilmsen selects artists and scholars of varying disciplines regardless of age, sex or nationality to experience an unforgettable place of creativity and mystery. Through the alchemy of diversity, spacious studios and the wondrous environment of Hilmsen, the Atelierhaus becomes a channel for deeper understanding across cultures and perspectives as well as a catalyst for spontaneous collaborative projects.
If you are interested in instructing a workshop please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a one paragraph proposal describing what you wish to teach. Please use the subject line: INSTRUCTOR. After we review your initial description we will be better able to inform you about how we can help make your ideal workshop a success.
GROUNDS + FACILITIES
15,000 SQUARE METERS OF SPACE
IRON + BRONZE CASTING
MUSIC REHEARSAL SPACE + STEINWAY PIANOS
PHOTO DARK ROOM
PROFESSIONAL FILM + VIDEO EDITING EQUIPMENT
PAINTING + DRAWING STUDIOS
SCULPTURE YARD + TOOLS
Atelierhaus Hilmsen can accommodate your project and working processes regardless of how specific or challenging. Please share your vision. Send us an email with the subject line labeled ‘POSSIBILITIES’ to email@example.com.
About the Program
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding costs.
For Universities and Arts & Humanities Organizations
Defraying the Costs of Travel and Other Expenses
Artists who demonstrate exceptional talent may apply for assistance through Art Netzwerk. This helps defray the cost of the residency. Art Netzwerk provides at least one fellowship annually and accepts applications year-round. See www.artnetzwerk.org/affiliations/ for more information.
SHIP SUPPLIES TO:
29413 Wallstawe OT Hilmsen
Contact: Hans Molzberger (cell): +490 16096775507
ART SUPPLY COMPANIES IN GERMANY
Hans Wolbring Clay + Glazes
Detailed instructions for taking the train from Hamburg to Salzwedel (12 miles from the residency):
Upon arrival to the nearby town of Salzwedel, residents will be picked up and driven to Atelierhaus Hilmsen. When residents arrive at the Hamburg airport, they must follow the green signs for the S Bahn. Take the elevator down and find the large red machines to purchase a train ticket. Train tickets are approximately €25-50 euros depending on the type of train, class and route.
- Press English option below.
- Press ALL DB OFFERS (a small button on the bottom left corner)
- Press POINT OF DEPARTURE-DESTINATION
- Input the text: SALZWEDEL
- Follow the instructions
- Travelers may opt for longer time between trains if they have extra luggage or prefer not to rush.
- Scroll through the options to find cheaper fares. Hit the arrow on left to get more details and then press the PRINT TIME TABLE button to keep with you (strongly recommended). Note the stops and duration of the trips.
- Option: choose a route that passes through the town of Uelzen. The Uelzen train station is a work of art!
Go down to the train and hop on the S1. You must get to the Hauptbanhoff (central station). It is the stop after the Berliner Tor stop. Hop off and hop on the other side and proceed toward the opposite direction. If for some reason you miss the stop – once you are off the train, go up the escalator to the main part of the central station (inside where all the stores and shops are located). You will be on the top level and will have to go down to your proper platform.
See the timetable information that you printed to find the correct platform to board the train. Follow the numbers on the blue signs. Notice the time you have between stops because you may need to hurry if your departure is soon. First class is on top. Second class on bottom. You will pass and stop at several towns. At some point during the ride the train attendant will ask for your ticket.
The only switch you make should be in Uelzen. If there is any doubt as to whether you are on the right train just ask a friendly German if it is going in your direction but the signs should be clear.
FYI: the official site to purchase train tickets in Germany is https://www.bahn.com/i/view/GBR/en/ .